Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cow Maid Service

Part of morning chores everyday is cleaning the barn and bedding the cows with fresh hay. I'm telling you these cows have maid service EVERYDAY! I wish I had maid service everyday! The milkman's dad brings the tractor in and pulls all of the yucky hay out and we replace it with fresh sweet smelling hay. 

 I love after we have finished cleaning the barn and adding the fresh hay it smells so nice! Natalia, well our whole team works really hard to keep the cows clean and comfortable. We love our cows so much and want them to be happy and healthy and a large part of that is keeping their home nice and neat. I mean really don't you feel happier when your house is neat and tidy.  It doesn't happen around here very often but when my house is clean it makes me feel oh SO happy!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Piano Recital

On Saturday we left the farm and headed to the city for Taryn's piano recital. Mrs. Olsen does an amazing job with the kiddos. She is an awesome teacher!
 Taryn has taken off about 2 1/2 months because she was in basketball and there was no way she could do everything. I don't know how she does all she does. Her schedule makes my head hurt! Ha! She did good but towards the end of the piece she got flustered and Mrs. Olsen was gracious enough to go up and help get her through it. I was so proud of her for not giving up.

 Thank you so much Mrs. Olsen for all your hard work, you make Taryn want to learn and that is saying something of your amazing teaching skills. Your the best!

Monday, April 28, 2014

School Tour #2

We had our 2nd tour of the year on Friday. It was a great group, there were about 40 total in the group.

                                                The cows LOVED all of the attention!

 The milkman always does such a great job of explaining how cows are milked and it never gets old having the kids feel what the milker feels like when they are being milked.

 The picture below cracks me up. This sweet little girl kept covering her nose because she said the cows smelled. I told her she should tour a pig farm and then let me know if the cows smelled bad. Ha! Ha!

 The highlight of every tour is feeding one of the babies. The kids LOVE this! It was a great day for a tour and we enjoyed this group. Let us know if you have a group that would like to see what goes on here at the dairy and we can set you up a tour.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vintage Friday #15

Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!! Everything will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

#1. A Tiger Tobacco Tin. These tins are hard to find. It is in good shape a little wear due to age. It is 8" tall and 10" wide. $20 + shipping.

#2.  A little Brown Jug with handle. In really great shape. It stands 11 1/2" tall. This would be so great to take on a summer picnic. $12 + shipping.

#3. A 2 piece clear Pyrex refrigerator bowls with lids. The larger one on the left holds 20oz. and the smaller one on the right holds 10 oz. They are in great shape no chips or dings. $12 + shipping.

#4. A #401 Yellow and White Pyrex 1 1/2 pint bowl. It is in great shape no chips or dings. $8+shipping.

#5. A Siesta Ware Amber Brown Western Snack Jar. It has wooden handles and lid and it is in excellent condition. It is 10" tall. $15+shipping.

#6. State Maps they measure 8 1/2"x11". These are the states I have. Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin. They are in great shape no tears. $3 each + shipping.
Kansas and Michigan SOLD!!!

#7. A 4 piece metal Decoware Canister set. The tallest one is 8", the 2nd one is 7", third is 6" and the 4th one is 5". They are in good condition the largest one has a little bit of wear on the lid due to age. $12 + shipping.

#8. A Nation-Wide Double Flat sheet. It is brand new still in the original package. I love the little pink flowers. $10+shipping.

#9. A stack of ZooBooks 12 total. They are in great shape and they are full of amazing pictures and information. I have titles that include Whales, Birds of Prey, Bears, Wild Horses, and Elephants just to name a few. $12+shipping.

#10. A Playskool "Pinocchio" Puzzle. All the pieces are there and are in great shape. $10+shipping.

#11. A Playskool "Three Little Pigs" Puzzle. All of the pieces are there and are in great shape. $10+shipping.

#12. A box of Halsam Double Nine Dominoes. They are in great shape and each domino measures 2" long. $10+shipping.

#13. A Ruby Red Glass Vase. This vase is so beautiful when the light hits it. It is in perfect condition no chips or dings. It measures 7" tall. $10+shipping.Thank you so much for shopping. I wish you all a great weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

21 Years!

21 years ago today. WAIT WHAT??? I can't believe it, they say time flies but I remember this day like it was just last week. I remember thinking that this marriage thing was going to be a piece of cake because I love him SOOOO much! Cue the screeching tire noises!!!! Marriage is sooooo much harder then what it looks like in the movies that is for sure. Don't get me wrong I love the milkman and I always will, but marriage is something that has to be worked at everyday and that is something I NEVER expected. I have been blessed beyond measure to say the very least. And I'm glad God gave me this man to share my life with. When I was a little girl my mom taught me that is was very important to pray for your husband. She said I needed to pray that he would love Jesus first, then me and that I also needed to pray for his choices that he made as he was growing up. My mom is a very wise woman! 
So, if truth be told I started praying for the milkman when I was about 10 years old. I remember praying for little things also that I thought would be an extra bonus. For example I always wanted to marry a guy that had a dimple and guess what he does. I love how God answers even the little desires of our hearts. Besides the bonus of the dimple He also gave me a man that loves Jesus first, then loves me no matter what. He has been a wonderful husband and an AMAZING daddy to our kiddos. 21 Years!!! I can't believe it, it has gone so fast I just hope the next 50 don't go quite as fast but I know they will. I hope I can just remember this day and know that God answers prayers even if it is as silly as a dimple from a 10 year old little girl! 

        I walked in with one of my favorite men ever in my life and walked out with a new favorite!

 Wow, we all have changed over the years and I especially miss the 2 below. My Pa-Paw and Me-Maw. Somedays I still wish they were here I would love to sit on the couch with my Me-maw and hold her hand and have her tell me how everything works out in God's timing and for His glory.