Showing posts from May, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This is why every day is Mother's day.

Friday on the Farm~Upcoming Classes

We have gone from 80 degrees yesterday to the 40's this morning in Michigan. Brr. It is supposed to last through the weekend. I am not too upset as we have 2 alpacas and 6 pygora goats that need to be sheared and this will keep them cool until Sunday when we are able to get to it. I also have about 20 angora rabbits that I will be shearing starting next week as well. The bunnies just don't do well in the heat at all, plus that gives me more fiber to spin.

 School finishes here for us next week. I am so excited, it has been a LONG year. I am looking forward to some time to garden, knitting and spinning and enjoying summer with my kiddos. Eldest moves home from college next week and 2 yr old foster son is still here and probably will be for a while;) He is a sweet little boy that is growing by leaps and bounds. It is amazing what some nurturing will do for a child. He turns 2 at the end of this month and came to us 10 weeks ago with NO vocabulary. We were concerned the…

Friday on the Farm (a bit late)

I have an amazing Hubby.  He spoils me rotten.  I have a very long "Honey, I think we should do this list".  Sometimes he puts his foot down (like when I wanted to sell everything we had and live in a cabin in the woods), but for the most part he enjoys most of the plans I come up with even with all the work involved.  He says he likes the farm work, it is de-stressor (is that a word?) from his hectic, stressful day job as a chemist.

We had an extra turkey pen sitting empty (after my grand plans of raising and selling heritage breed turkeys went, well, south).  I decided it would be perfect to enclose with plastic and make a greenhouse.  The girls and I were just going to go out there and staple plastic to the frame and call it good.  Hubby thought it best if he did a bit more that that, and oh boy did he!  It is awesome!  He even built shelves for us.  It is on the south side of our barn with lots of sunlight so it is perfect.  We  have all of our starters going, which is g…