Monday, July 29, 2013

Introducing Annabelle...

We recently acquired a new calf through a local friendly farmer.  RileyAnn claimed her and has been caring for her.  She named her Annabelle. 

Levi loves Annabelle! does the rest of the family :)

Annabelle was drinking from a pail when we got her so Riley has been giving her milk replacer from a pail.   However, she and The Farmer thought it would be better to get her sucking from a cow. 

So last night they headed out to the pasture and brought Nelly (cow) and Pumpkin (her calf) home. They put Pumpkin in the pick-up and Nelly followed.

They locked them in the sheep pen.  Annabelle was able to suck from Nelly.  All was well and everyone headed in for supper.  A while later, we looked out the window and Nelly had jumped the fence.  After several attempts to get her back in, the decision was made to let it go.  Nelly spent the night in the field.  As long as Pumpkin was penned up, she stayed close by. 

Today, is a new day and hopefully, they can figure out a better system :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursdays of Thanks....

Cabin #3; Campfires; Reconnecting with cousin; Annabelle; Levi chasing a kitten; Gorgeous weather; Dad & nephew bringing extra set of keys when originals were locked in the van....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursdays of Thanks....

Sorry, I've been delinquent here over the past few weeks.  Life took over, but I intend to get back on track now :)

Great Aunt Leone's nearly 98 years of life; Hidden Cove; Hospitality; Lola's Lunchbox; Charcoal chicken; New Friends; Independence Day parade; Jumping off the dock; A fever that broke; The Farmer's birthday; A week away; Blue frosting with rainbow sprinkles; Fresh garden radishes and lettuce; Family heirlooms; Grandma's estate sale;  Meet Your Nabor Days; Air conditioning; Dyslexia tutoring; Celebrating birthday with family; Machinery fixed and hay baled; 13 months.....

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Week at Hidden Cove.... it's been a while since I posted!  We flew the coop for a week looking for a little R&R.   We stowed away to this little cabin about an hour and a half from home. 

The weather was gorgeous and the kids had a blast!  We were blessed with a wonderful family from Illinois in the next cabin.  New friends and memories were made.

Unfortunately, Levi developed a fever, which turned into a rash so I spent the majority of vacation tending a sick, fussy baby, while The Farmer had to go home and make hay.  We are delighted to report he made a full recovery on the last day and seems happy to be home.

All in all, I'm thankful for the trip :)