Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tonight was my youngest son's hockey party what a wonderful time the children had the coach's wives did an amazing job putting together a DVD with great hockey music, put the kids pictures on a hockey puck plus Tim Hortens brought them medals and gigantic posters of Sydney Crosby all very cool.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The weather has been horrible cold and windy it is still well below freezing this morning and there is only one way to describe that "it sucks" I quote form my children.
In my oldest son's tournament this weekend he won MVP first game and then all star player for the tournament he won a medal, a lovely trophy and a hockey jersey. He was pretty excited and then he came on quite late Sunday night to a phone from a Junior B hockey team who has invited him to try out in August. I am not sure how I feel about that but I will just take it as it comes. I am excited about it for him but I want him to stay in town and graduate. Since he was late getting home from the hockey tournament we missed the french meeting but I find it absolutely impossible to be everywhere at once and I can't leave the little kids all the time my husband was leaving for work and my oldest daughter was not home to watch them either. We however were not the only people who missed the meeting we heard there was only 7 kids there and it was still Spring break.
What is on my agenda today I am not sure I would like to order Sun and warmer weather but we will have to see. Anyway I must get out and start the day I am slacking.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
All the children are fine they have played hard all Spring Break and I think school will be a rude awakening. Well I am off to have tea and wait for my son and husband to get home from hockey which should be around 10:45pm
Friday, March 23, 2007
I am still trying to find a easy pattern to try I think I have found one the only thing is my wool is different maybe I am analyzing too much.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The kids have been enjoying there Spring break not a lot of ratting but a lot of playing, a little cleaning a lot of baking. Enjoy your day and if my family is reading this I am thinking of you all,missing you and lots of love form us!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
I e-mailed the lady I am getting the Angora goats from and when ever I am ready I can get them so I hope by the end of April mine will be sold and the goats can be delivered. Two Llamas come with the deal but I already have one so my friend is taking one and if two is a huge commotion for me I will give her both. I am waiting to give the lambs a little while to get stronger and I have decided the ram is going right after shearing. It is just silly to keep an animal that is that mean, my dad told me to check his horns to see if they are digging into him making pressure but they are not. The ram is just miserable has been since he was 6 months old.
We are making plans for Spring break we can't do much my husband is still on these horrible hours and he looks like hell. Yesterday he worked all night and then wanted to play in a father son tournament with my oldest son and He tells me he felt like having a heart attack in the first two shifts... Gee"s that is reassuring. He came home at 5 pm and fell straight asleep on the couch and then when I was going to bed the kids said are you not taking dad to bed I laughed like he was dog or something.
My youngest daughter would like to go to Kamloops she has a gift certificate for toys r us and she would really like to go to the wild life park so maybe if the weather is nice. I may take them to the pool in town we never do that and we are going to have a tea party with some cakes and cookies and we always have a wiener roast.
I must run we may go watch the last game of their tournament so we have to be ready my husband will come pick us up at ten and my oldest daughter and I may take my mom's car and go into to town and do some driving.
Friday, March 16, 2007
I have been trying to set up my web page man that is so over my head and I know pay pal is to be easy but again over my head. In the knitting area I am making a took on a round loom with some very pretty wool pink with a silver sparkle.
Well must run take care.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Early this morning my Shetland ewe had a baby boy, he is cute. When I was outside this morning doing chores my Shetland Ram was chasing and ramming my Angora Buck. I am not sure what to do my ram is so mean and miserable either leave him by himself and make a new pen for the bucks or sell the ram. He does have beautiful fleece and he looks amazing but heaven help if any one gets in his way. I am not sure what triggers off his attitude.
We either ran out of propane or our furnace quit working you have no idea how cold our house was this morning as soon as I got up I lit the fire but it will take awhile to warm it up. The poor kids however they all got dressed real quick. Now we need to get more fire wood.
I guess I don't get to go on a road trip my husband and older son are playing in a hockey tournament so I will stay home and have a wiener roast and marshmallows.
I would like to make some time to do a little wool dyeing but I will have to see if the time is there. Anyways off to be productive have a wonderful day.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The last few posts I have been to tired to write so I thought I would take the time now before I go out and feed "baby" the little calf we are bottle feeding. He is such a love! It is a little cool out today it froze to -5 but the bonus to that is my husband is still working and the longer he can haul the better for us.
I am in the mood to do a little scrap booking I think I will first put our Christmas photo's in for 2006 and then start a scrap book on Sunflower Farm. Everyone should put together photo albums, scrap books it is a wonderful thing to look back on. However you choose to do, DO IT. I promise you you will not regret it for one minute we have several it is not hard work don't let it over whelm you start simple... but start. If you celebrate a holiday or an occasion start there or get newspapers, magazines and start a scrap book of what appeals to you.
I will write again soon I am off to do a head count, think positive, or actually just head out and wake up I can not be in the house in the afternoon it makes me sleepy.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I am going to enjoy Spring break next week it is a shame we only have one week, imagine no lunches, sleeping in... yeah right as soon as I say sleeping in we will all be up early.
This years count for babies has definitely been more girls and do you know why because we are selling them all this Spring as soon as they are all sold the new goats can arrive. It is very hard to sell some of them.
I would like to go on a little trip this weekend but I don't think it will happen but maybe. Well again I am to tired to write so hopefully tomorrow I will write more.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Our Ice sculpture is melting it now looks like Big Bird sleeping. It is quite sad to see it go but I am happy for the warm weather. It is pouring outside right now which is not good for my babies I went to put them under shelter but their hysterical mom's call them back out. We have 15 babies seven were born this weekend. I was up last night with twins, I notice the animals labour is very long this year I am not sure what that means. The time change is weird so early but it was great I could go outside after supper it was still light enough to see.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The ground is thawing but if you move hay there is still ice underneath. The knitting is definitely on the back burner but I hope to get on it again. My yarn is in from Marie it is quite lovely that is Alpaca yarn, I am wondering what to make? At the arena the other night I took my Small Ashford knitters loom and was working on my project I would like to get it done and start something else. I am having a very hard time writing tonight as I am extremely tired, so have a wonderful night.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I did put out my Easter ornaments out so that was fun and I think I will make a wreath for the door and gate. I may also make a basket or something for the back porch. We love the seasons/holiday around here it is fun to decorate and I think it is nice for the kids so they can look forward to each occasion and maybe it will pass onto them and they will do it for their children. It all adds up to making a wonderful Childhood and we are very fortunate to be able to do that.
Last night my oldest son and his friend worked on their french project as soon as they got off the bus at 4pm until 11:30pm the only break they took was to go lock up the sheep and goats in the barn. I am very proud of him when he works like that they baked a cake and put sea food creatures and made up crackers with cheese shaped sea food crackers on them to serve to the class. We do not eat seafood in our house so there is nothing to cook that actually comes from the water! unless they cook my fish from the aquarium.
Today we had twins born our milk goat had two little babies, one white and one chocolate brown one. Very Cute! So our count is at 8 babies. I have to run and lock up the animals and go to hockey so much for it being over on the weekend.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
This is what happens when my husband goes off to work all night long. A newborn Angora doe moves into his bed room . He would so not be pleased:) However every year for a day or so a goat or sheep moves in the house. She was born at 1:30 am strong but dumb did not want to suck and mom is good but not good enough the baby would be dead by morning, so I stayed out until 3am and then thought this sucks and brought her in, made tea and she is wrapped up in my fleece sweatshirt in front of my fireplace heater in my room. Why my room? Pellet stove would not light and sick kids (two legged kids) in the living room so next best thing my room. It is now nearly 4am if I go back to bed I may not wake up in time for the kids to get ready for school so I will do something nothing exciting probably only laundry.
The funny thing to this goat having tonight was I heard the noise from my bedroom from the TV and it woke me up. I came into the family room where my youngest daughter was asleep on the couch (still not feeling well) and she was awake and I asked her why she was up she said "you know why I am awake a goat baa ed in my year so I turned her down" pretty funny coming from a girl who wears a hearing aid.
I phoned my husband at 3am and he was just arriving at the mill with his first load he left at 10 last night crazy life we lead. Have a good day.
Mom if your reading this have a safe trip. Love you
Monday, March 05, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
No new babies this morning. I always say I love technology and again it never fails to amaze me and can make a life easier and I guess more difficult. For Christmas I received a wireless camera and tv set so I can watch the going ons in the barn usually for over a month 2-3 times a night I would have to get up dress in warm outside clothes tread over across the yard to the barn to check goats and sheep. While doing so I hope I don't scare the dogs and set them all off or disrupt the sheep or goats so I can monitor them, I find I need to watch them for at least 5 minutes to see in anyone is having contractions. I usually get so tired I walk with my eyes shut and groan when the alarm goes off. However now I get up put on my slippers walk out to the living room and look into the little, very cute, very handy, very exciting, little tv. Oh it is wonderful !
Yesterday it was so cold bleak and miserable outside I ended up doing a lot of cleaning in the house. Our bathroom sparkles we have a huge jet bath tub that now gleams curtains washed sinks sparkle (remember my husband is a truck driver greasy hand) toilets clean (remember 3 boys in the house... aiming is not a priority) I love it when my house is clean it is such a good feeling. Now sometime to day to put all my wool dying stuff away. How can I complain when it is all my mess I make them put there toys away so I must always put mine away too. I must wake up the household we have to be at the arena in an hour and ten. Talk to you all soon.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Our first two lambs have arrived on Wednesday to the white sheep in the previous photo. She had a ram and a little ewe who is definitely taking after her dad and is Shetland. The little ewe is trying to have curly wool and long wool at the same time very, very cute. I have been very busy with spring time chores this is where one triples the time outside and you look forward to bed time unfortunately hockey is still going, soccer has started and I have a house full of sick kids.
I have been working on my web sight for the farm but I am am waiting for my letter from pay pal to come in I might try to get time to go to their web sight today and see if I can go there instead of waiting for my letter.
I have quite a bit of wool dyed it is drying and I just pray George our very bad cat can ignore it for a few more days he lays under the drying rack with his claws out just watching, catching a few drips. I hope to be able to look at the wool today and admire it. My Alpaca yarn is on the way I am very excited, Marie from Crofton Mills is absolutely wonderful to deal with I will miss her as she has sold her mill to a lady up more on the island. Well I must run and see who is well enough for school. Have a great day.