The Wolf Who Cried Boy

The night of May 15th, I went up to tuck the kids in and found Weston like this:IMG_2344This is when he still slept on the floor (he does have a bed now!).  He was out!  We moved the book, everyone came running in to see, I took a picture and he never woke up!

Haircut Day!

For some reason, we had absolutely nothing in the house to eat as far as breakfast food, so Tues, May 13th I made some pumpkin muffins.  It was like a little bit of fall in the middle of spring.  I kind of liked it.  :)  I love fall.  And Weston loved the muffins.IMG_2322 And thankfully, Alisa arrived just in time.  Our hair was getting out of control!IMG_2324 Can’t keep the books out of this girl’s hands.  Love it.IMG_2325 Pretty Lyvie.  :)IMG_2326 The girls brought Romeo in to show Alisa.IMG_2330 Lyvie’s turn!  Ethan got his hair cut too, but for some reason, didn’t get his picture.IMG_2331Thanks, Alisa!

Who Let the Goats Out?!

On Monday, May 12th, we let the babies and Katie out for the first time.  They loved it!IMG_2308 They were nibbling at everything.IMG_2312 But they never went too far from Katie.  If they got too far, she would call for them and they would come running back as fast as they could, crying as they went.  It was the cutest thing.IMG_2313 And we always give Lou a little extra love, since none of the goats love her.IMG_2314 Here she is showing off.  She was so excited to finally have playmates!IMG_2318 That night for dinner we had some of our venison steaks.  One of our favorite meals.IMG_2319

Mother’s Day 2014

We had a great Mother’s Day.  We went to church, then went home to check on the goats, change and pick up Lou.  We ran and picked up pizza and salad and headed back over to Mom’s.  Here is Lou checking out Grandie and Grandpa’s house.IMG_2231 Grandie’s passing out the soda.IMG_2233 Grandie’s gift from Lindsey and I!IMG_2234 Limited Edition Mother’s Day bangle from Pandora.  With it’s own little case.IMG_2236Baby goats love to lay under things.  Lou found a nice spot under Mimi’s chair.
IMG_2239 Four generations!IMG_2247 IMG_2250 Then the monkeys went back to monkeying around……IMG_2251 Can you find Lyvie?IMG_2253 There she is!IMG_2254 We got hot on the deck so we moved to the shade and Lou found a new spot.IMG_2255 IMG_2257 Love this.  Ethan’s got his nose in a book while the other three are bouncing all around him.IMG_2264 Lou had an endless supply of lush green grass but she chose to eat this branch instead.  IMG_2268 Head lock.IMG_2269 Beanie Top BoyIMG_2271 This picture cracks me up.  I think Mimi put her feet up because Lou was heading her way, but I can’t remember for sure.  And Dad is zooming by in the background.IMG_2275 They are off and running……IMG_2276 IMG_2279 Later in the afternoon we walked Mimi home and wanted to check out her new flower box that Dad had built for her.IMG_2283 He not only built the flower box, but he bought the flowers and planted them too!  I thought it was so pretty!IMG_2284 Then I had to get a picture of Mimi with her Mother’s Day gift from Mom and Dad.  Love it!IMG_2290 Mimi and some of her great-grandkids.  Kids….Get it?IMG_2292 Then we walked over to see the trench Sam had been working on to run water and electric to the campground.IMG_2293It was a great day!  Happy Mother’s Day to Mom, Mimi and my sweet Mother in Law!

Our First Day at the Stand!

Saturday, May 10th, Grace, Lyvia, Weston and myself took a load of soap up to the farm stand where I am selling my soap and we set up a table.  We had pictures of our goats and free samples and a few notes and tips about taking care of the soap.  And of course, we were there to answer any questions people might have about it and to promote it!  It was a great success!  We had a great day.

My helpers!IMG_2190 IMG_2191 IMG_2192 IMG_2193 IMG_2194 IMG_2200 Our view for the day.  It was rough, I tell ya.  I actually ended up taking that yellow black eyed susan hanging plant home with me.  I stared at it all day and just had to have it!IMG_2202 IMG_2203 There is someone hiding among the flowers!  Can you see him or her??IMG_2204 All day the kids were finding flower petals on the ground and they would bring them to me.  I thought this one was so unique and pretty.IMG_2210 Will took Weston over to load up some mulch in someone’s truck.  IMG_2219 Will let Weston handle some of the controls.  That is right up his alley!!  I thought that was so nice of Will.IMG_2223We had a wonderful day!  We need to and plan to get back up there soon.  We have had many busy weekends, but I am looking forward to setting up again soon.

Disbudding the Twins

We disbudded Romeo and Maia on May 9th.  It’s our least favorite job.  These poor things didn’t know what was coming.IMG_2163 You can tell by the look on Lyvie’s face that she is not happy because she does know what’s coming.IMG_2165 Katie is getting some treats from Weston.IMG_2169 Shaving Maia’s head.IMG_2167 Blue Eyes Boy………IMG_2177 Job is over!  Now it’s snuggle time!IMG_2183 You can tell Ethan had the camera!  He got such a kick out of this picture.IMG_2185 Long Legs Lou was getting so big that after she nursed she would join her mom and start eating Lily’s grain too.IMG_2186 Look at Lily’s ear over Lou’s head.  Lily doesn’t like sharing her grain!IMG_2188

The Soap

I took these pictures on May 9th.  This was some of the soap that I was getting ready to wrap up to sell.

Honeysuckle RoseIMG_2153 This one is Christmas Tree (or Pine) which I made out of season specifically for my sister in law, Shelly.  ;)  It’s her favorite.IMG_2154 Here is another picture of it without the flash so you can see the color.IMG_2155 LemonIMG_2156 Energy scent which is kind of orange-y smelling.  IMG_2157 This is Lilac.IMG_2160 IMG_2161 This one is Lemon Lavender.IMG_2162

Just another day……..

This was May 8th during morning chores.  We were enjoying our new goat babies.IMG_2115 Lou was checking Romeo out.IMG_2118 Little Miss MaiaIMG_2130 IMG_2131 IMG_2134 Our farm boyIMG_2136 IMG_2139IMG_2141 I made this cobbler bread out of the church cookbook that day too.  IMG_2143 So easy and so good!IMG_2151Just another day on our little farm.  :)

Work and Then Play

Here we are Tuesday May 6th.  Here is Lou still nursing on the milking stand!  She actually still does this once a day at night, but she is so big she doesn’t have to get up on the stand anymore!IMG_2033 Our babies!  Romeo and Maia!IMG_2040 The chickens were checking Maia out.  IMG_2049 Gracie doing her morning chore of feeding the chickens…….IMG_2052 Long Legs Lou likes our homemade wheelbarrow!IMG_2056 IMG_2058 Not sure where Romeo thought he was going here……IMG_2059 IMG_2061 Snuggling!IMG_2062 Katie…..IMG_2064Wednesday May 7th, after morning chores, we had a work day in the garden.

The girls love their babies……..IMG_2070 Katie keeps a very close eye on her babies.  She is such a good mama.IMG_2073 Poor little orphan Annie, I mean Lou.IMG_2074 Tillin’ time!IMG_2077 IMG_2079 And rock pickin’ time!  This was my job as a kid and every year I would think, “Where did all of these rocks come from??  I picked them all out last year?!”IMG_2080 After a full day of working in the garden, I treated the kids to DQ and we brought Lou with us.  :)  Sam was able to go too because he had worked through the night before and was home during the day.IMG_2082 Fun times!  I think people thought we had a puppy and had no idea it was a baby goat.IMG_2083 Then we stopped up at the farm to see a new piece of equipment Darrell had bought.  He was up working on the airstrip.IMG_2085 Boppa’s little Cessna is still up there and the kids were checking it out.  My Dad soloed in this plane.  And I think Yaya did too!  Yaya???  Am I right?!

**Ok, this just in…from the source…yes, Yaya soloed in this little Cessna too!  Boppa bought it when she turned 16.  :)

IMG_2091 IMG_2089 Then we came home and did evening chores…..it’s so rough with all these babies around! ;) IMG_2096 Lou had her fill of DQ and was ready to dance.IMG_2109 The barn was coming along……IMG_2111

Gracie’s Beach House

Gracie got this lego set for her birthday and wasted no time building it.  I think it’s one of the cutest sets she has.IMG_1924 Surf board, surfer, sand castle, palm tree, waves rolling in, seagull on roof, upstairs deck, outdoor grill.  This is probably the only beach house we will ever own! IMG_1926 Outdoor shower!  Haha!  IMG_1930