Thursday, June 19, 2014

Garden baby

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Summer 2013 memories part 1

Lounging in the shade.


Outdoor baths!
The BBQ was so hot from the sun that I baked Kale chips.



For the love of the game.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Patrick's Graduation

Our Graduate!

His younger siblings were so proud.

Taking turns with the cap - Kira



Friday, June 21, 2013

Turn around and you're grown!

Today was Patrick's last day of high school.  His last day of wearing the school uniform that looks so cute on him.

Honestly, it seems like yesterday that he was starting kindergarten and was disappointed that he didn't have to wear a school uniform with a tie.  I remember I finally let him wear his shirt and tie for picture day.

My shy boy has grown into an intelligent, witty and compassionate young man, with a bright future ahead of him.  He has accepted an offer of admission at Carleton University to study Political Science, but has decided to defer his studies for one year.  It seems like just a few days ago, I was singing "Turn Around" to him.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome Nikki!

After going about 1 week past her due date, Lily delivered a healthy, but very tiny black and white doeling.  She looks a lot like her older sister Clarabelle.
It was quite a relief for us.  During the last days before she kidded, Lily spent her time driving us batty.  She woke me up at 2 am crying for water.  She got her head stuck in the fence a record of 17 times in one day.  And here she is wearing a chair from the firepit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Iced in.

We woke up a couple of weeks ago and looked out the window and saw this...

...and this.

We watched the lights flickering and saw this.

The barn was safely entombed in a coat of ice...

...but the apple trees seemed to be taking a beating.

Hanna had been looking forward to being a piggy for "Dress like an animal" day at school.  She was even singing in her sleep, "I'm a piggy, a little piggy."  So we went ahead anyway and dressed like animals.  See Hanna's little curly tail?

And her toilet paper roll snout.

Kira is a horse, that's her blanket on her back.  I have to giggle at Campbell.  He actually planned to wear that to school.

Griffin wanted to be a daddy lion.

There they are making the best of being iced in.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I was just out picking up chicks...

Polish chicks...

...and Wyandotte chicks,

...adventurous chicks,

...and sleepy chicks.