Monday, April 20, 2015

Today's The Day!

It's here...
it's finally here!
The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived!
The lambs and their Mama arrive at 10:30 AM today!
And by 6:00 AM, I should have received a phone call from the local Post Office
that my 40+ chicks have arrived as well.

Oh, happy day!

Now, if only my camera had the ability to take photos of the future, 
I could share the lambs arrival with you today.
As it is, that will have to wait for tomorrow's post.
But, what a post it will be....
babies, babies, babies!


We spent our weekend working on the spring chore list.
Amongst the items crossed off the list are:
clean basement front porch and paint wicker furniture
get the brooder house ready for chicks 
install a steering wheel on the pirate ship 
put the pile of accumulated tree limbs through the wood chipper 
(...until the tractor stopped working)
clean out the garden shed 
weed garden
plant more spring veggies
hammer tomato stakes into the ground in the pumpkin patch


By late afternoon on Saturday, Hubbs and I were spent.
We took a quick breather on the front porch and propped up our feet.


It's always great to sit on the porch and listen to the birds...


watching the bird feeders and the trees for activity.


And there was lots of activity.

Sunday was a continuation of Saturday with the addition of ballroom dance lessons 
for the bride-to-be and her dad...


and the groom (on left)


Everyone learned their steps and will use the next two months to practice.

Our last activity of the weekend was a hike to the stream with the dogs.


We placed the game cameras down by the water to watch who comes for a drink.


The periwinkle by the stream is in full bloom...a carpet of green and lavender...


just lovely...as is the stream...always beautiful.


I am happy to say that the chore list is slowly getting shorter.
However, lawn mowing season has arrived here on the farm.
And that's one activity that takes many hours each week.

I'm wondering if I could knit and mow at the same time!
Hmmmmmm.........

So....stay tuned for lots of lamb photos tomorrow...
who knows, maybe a video as well.

14 comments:

Missy George said...

Every minute packed full. When did you have time to eat and sleep? Are they going to be able to dance with shoes on?

colleen said...

What a weekend!! It was so much fun reading all about it. Now the wait is on for tomorrow. And yes I almost think there must be a way to mow and knit at the same time. Have a great day...oops...I don't have to tell you that... I know it is almost like a kid waiting for Christmas to get the call from the post office that our chicks are in...but lambs too...Hope you don't get caught up in all the excitement and forget to take pictures.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is SO exciting, i can hardly wait!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for tomorrow's pictures!!!!! Terri C

Carla said...

What a perfect day!
Knitting and mowing??? I'm thinking you'd spend the rest of your day picking grass out of your knitting. Better not try it. :)

Karen L. Bates said...

Such a busy time on the farm. What an exciting day ahead.....can't wait to see all the little ones and Mama too. Maybe you will even get a picture of the bear and make it an over the top kind of day...not that new sweeties isn't enough! Have fun.

I use to knit in the Drive In....movie...but I don't want you to hit a tree....so that will have to wait! Ha!

Lynne said...

Enjoy every minute of this exciting day . . .
I am EXCITED too!

Anonymous said...

I feel a happy dance on the way.

Annie v.

Laura Franken Sudderth said...

I love the dancing! Those are really cute pictures and memories as well. Adorable red squirrel! We don't have those here. This year was the best year for my vinca. They bloomed and bloomed. They are almost finished as it was 90 something degrees yesterday! (YUCK) I cannot wait to see those lambs! Happy Monday.

Country Gal said...

Oh boy lambs and chicks how wonderful !! WOOHOO !! Lovely photos . busy times that's for sure . ! Thanks for sharing , Have a great day and looking forward to a post of all the new babies !

daisy g said...

Oooh, oooh, babies! Love all the good stuff comin' your way! Your shorter hair looks adorable!

Karen Ann said...

gorgeous stream - they're so peaceful, arent' they? And dogs love to romp in them.. one of mine settles right in, lays down up to his head.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful weekend-right down to the two boys dancing together...bwhahahahaha...That would make a great picture to flash up at the wedding! Can't WAIT to see those babies. xo Diana

Diane C said...

Can't wait to see those lambs! And oh....the dancing is looking great! Lotza time to practice that yet, right?
Love the pic of you guys relaxing on the porch with feet up .....who's got the bare feet? I bet you do!

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