Yes, I’ve once again lost all my senses… because that is just SO typically me when it comes to PUPPIES! Sure, all puppies are adorable, but when I met Charlie he redefined the word.
It’s harvest-time… which means I’m laying by the pool, eating popsicles and working on my tan. Haha — a farmwife can dream right?
Although that’s what I wish I was doing… in reality while “the men” are out harvesting, I’m doing my little part to help make their life a little more pleasant during their long, hot, dusty, itchy harvest days. Instead of working on my tan I’m working my own business, trying to fit in endless hours of yard work, fighting with my old lawn-mower (grrrr), doing my best to keep our kids happy and busy while they’re out of school, and taking meals out to the field (a.k.a tailgate dinners) for my Farmer and crew. Continue reading
I’m like many other 30-something’s out there. Living through a ridiculously busy time of life, quite often feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed, and wondering if life will ever slow down… “I feel like my brain is a web browser and I have 2,857 tabs open all the time”… and amidst all the chaos, I wonder how it is that I got to be 39 years old so fast, and OMG I’m gonna be 40 next year!
Camping! A word and thought that had to leave my vocabulary and mind when I married my Farmer 16+ years ago. For those of you that don’t camp, you may think “So what?!”… but camping is something I always thought I would do with my kids one day, and I have yet to do it… and they’re growing up FAST!
He’s back! Rudy our Rooster has come out of the garage and is back to wandering our farmyard, coming to the front door for crackers, running away from the dogs, pecking through rotten berries, AND waking us all up at the crack of dawn! You know what this means?! This means SPRING IS HERE TO STAY! There will be no more messing-around by Mother Nature I assure you! Rudy would only come out if he knew for certain that Spring is here to stay!
For those of you that read my most recent blog post, you’ll know that Lil’ Miss Lily came into our world just over 6 weeks ago. I’m surprised I’m still here… because I seriously can’t handle her cuteness! BUT… I take as much of it as I can EVERY DAY! Well here… I’ll let you be the judge. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate this lil’ girls cuteness? Take a good look:
We have a new baby girl! Lily is our newest addition, and we are ELATED to have her join our family and farm! Lily is a Akbash, Great Pyrenees, Maremma Sheepdog cross. Her papa is pure Akbash and her mama is 3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Maremma Sheepdog. All of these breed types are primarily used as livestock guardian dogs.
I always love a fresh snowfall… it always makes things so pretty here on our farm. AND a good snowfall in March hides the inevitable for just a little bit longer… that being everything that I undoubtedly will need to clean up come Spring. Today’s heavy snowfall wasn’t going to stop Maggie and I from going for our walk! She is always so excited to go and I can always use a break from my work and some fresh country air… so off we went.
C’mon Mom! Let’s go!
Spring is in the air! Here at Fossay Herefords, February-April is one of the busiest times for My Farmer… as another calving season commences for him! And I his Farmwife am ELATED for the milder temps which gets me out of my office and into the great outdoors for some much needed fresh, country air! I’ve been cooped up for way too long!
The sun is high and bright, my gravel roads are happy to have me back, and baby calves are being born! This all spells and smells SPRING!
Just look how high and bright that sun is… and it’s already 4:00pm! Continue reading
These were the words My Farmer spoke 13 years ago today when I woke him before sunrise to tell him that I was “pretty sure” I was in labour, and that we needed to get to the hospital. YES… even on one of the most important days of our lives, the cows came first… over me, everything else in our life, and even the birth of our first child!