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!
“My cup runneth over” — is a quotation from the Bible (Psalm 23:5) and means “I have more than enough for my needs”. I give thanks every day for all that I have been blessed with in my life… and in keeping with farmwife tradition… it’s not my cup that is running over, my mason jar rather.
“Are you busy this week?” — asked my Farmer yesterday afternoon! I laughed so hard I peed a bit! Seriously?! What was he thinking when he asked me that? It’s the last week before Christmas, and I’m so busy wrapping up business projects before the end of the year… amidst all of the planning and preparation for Christmas, that this week is most certainly going to be the gongiest gong-show week yet! Continue reading
YUP, you read that right. Before I get too deep into blogiverse, I figure I’d better set things straight… I’m a farmwife with no garden… either I’m a failure or I have the sense to know that this farmwife of today can’t do it all!
Perhaps this shocks or disappoints you? Or maybe it gets you curious… and has you thinking that one doesn’t necessarily need to have a garden, know how to drive a tractor or have daily “chores” to be a farmwife. Continue reading
I was an emotional mess today as I watched our old red barn come down. I didn’t anticipate such emotion, rather I anticipated that I’d be elated to see the 50+ year-old eyesore go.
“My Farmer” came in the house around 10:30am to tell me that the demolition just started… so I quickly grabbed my camera and headed out to try and capture some of the action. Continue reading