Albrecht Farm

Took some photos for our Amish neighbours, Israel & Ida Albrecht and made them a beautiful little Blurb book to show their customers how they operate.  Because a picture is worth 1,000 words!   If you are in the Kincardine area and would like their…

Free the Children

I took the kids into town today for Bob’s swim lessons with Esther, the swim whisperer.  Bob is in salamander, and loves swimming with flippers on.   His class starts when AquaFit ends, so I get to see my school teachers and my friends mothers naked…

Winter is Holding

Skating on our front pasture.  My animals, human and hoofed.  For Amish animals, they sure know how to work the camera. Come. On. Spring.

This Morning

I had planned on taking pictures of everybody this morning, but we spent an hour hanging with the goats and then my camera battery died.  When we went out to do chores, I heard some tired little blats.  I usually do goat chores last because…

Turning

Feeling like I have to make the most out of every last second of summer as the warning shot has been fired.  Yup.  In my mailbox this week was the local Fall Fair booklet.  Bob has been busy practicing writing his name so he can…

Midwife and Executioner

Those are two job titles I’ve earned since deciding to engage in our homesteading adventure.  The former I earned today, assisting Suki through her first delivery. Suki had been showing signs of labor all weekend.  She’d been pawing, contorting, heavy breathing, groaning, dripping mucous, contracting. …

Baby on the Way

So speaking of midwives!  Our neighbour came over last night on his horse to use our phone to call the midwives as his wife, my friend, is in labour! Scott asks him “so, how far apart are her contractions?” and he replies “30 seconds apart,…

Cabbage Leaves

I cannot believe it, but I woke up this morning with what I know to be mastitis brewing in my right breast.  The hot knife of pain, the ache in my spine, the dizzyness.  My milk supply is all over the place after the Great…

Hearts

The kids are mostly recovered from WinterSickness2010.  I remain in sinus misery, and am pretty shattered.  Being a glutton for punishment, I’m on day three of “Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred.”  I have to say I am surprised at how much push ups hurt me,…

Needlin

I have this habit.  I get projects to 99% completion, and then something happens to distract me (life) and the project sits.  My apron needed no more than a dozen stitches to finish… 3 nights ago, I finally wrapped it up after 2 months wait. …