To you, reading this blog, it might seem like the everyday routine on the farm
is awfully busy.
And although you are right, it is busy....
there is a sort of rhythm to the work.
It is all very quiet, usually calm and completely peaceful tending to daily chores.
It's the weekends that become a whirlwind of activity.
And this past weekend was no exception.
It was busy! And incredibly fun!
We had guests for the weekend. Amanda's college roommate, Inna,
and her mother and brother came to stay at the farm for the weekend.
Originally from Russia, Inna and her Mom came to teach us to make Borscht,
and Russian pancakes.
So delicious! What a treat!
We gals worked in the kitchen Saturday afternoon,
chopping vegetables for this delicious, hearty Russian soup.
For dessert, I had made an Apple Harvest Cake (thanks Mom!)...
(a cake from my childhood that I make every Autumn...it's a favorite!)
Sunday was hoof trimming day for the Nigerian dwarf goats.
We always save this activity for a time when guests are here.
It takes quite a few of us to round up these less than cooperative critters!
Once we catch them, the trimming is quite easy.
It's the "catching" that's the challenge!
Later Sunday morning we were treated to a visit from Tyler and his mommy.
Yes, that is a tear on Tyler's eye...
such is life with two year olds!
A ride in Grammie's gator brings a smile to his face every time!
We visited the goats, and collected eggs
and went back to the farmhouse for a grilled cheese sandwich....yum!
It was a great weekend....
wonderful friends, wonderful food, wonderful fun!
But now, it's back to the quiet, normal everyday routine....
with only these guys to keep me company.