Dec 9, 2009

So yesterday was....Well... interesting none the less...

Here is a good shot of our cows.  These girls are just big pets.  We bought them three years ago as heifers and raised them to this point.  They will have babies in April or sometime there about.  Sadie and Selma, are just great girls.  I had ran home from work yesterday in a hurry to take my mother chirstmas shoping when, as I pulled up the drive way what did I see?  My momma sheep and her little man running through the barnyard in all that rain and muck.  Momma had decided she did not want to be in a lambing pen anymore and she is so smart that she let herself out.  So off I ran into the house, threw on my coveralls and coat, then the muck boots and off I went through the mud and the muck to put that momma and babyback in the dry.  Well, that was easier said than done.  10 mins. later I had momma and baby up and the sheep eating grain.  I took som grain to the cows and was able to get this picture.  As I finished snapping the photo of the barn my mother drove up.  So, off to the house and shed all the outerwear, changed shoes and headed back out the door to take her to the co-op and Walmart.  The rain had stop for the most part and thinking we were home free off we went.  Shopping at the co-op is one of my favorite things to do regaurdless of the season.  I just love to see whats new!  Buying for three small boys is a lot of fun and we left the co-op with most of christmas covered.  Then to Walmart, where we were going to buy some fabric to make my 82 year old grandmother a no sew fleece blanket as part of her christmas.  She is just a jewel and in good health except for the demintia.  Like most older folk she is always cold and eventhough the snuggie would be easier she would be tanggled up in that and on the floor in no time flat.  So a blanket it is.  What started out as one turned quickly into five.  Some how my mother had a way of multipling things in a hurry.  Now all three little guys are getting one, mammaw, and mother are all getting no sew blankets.  I know what you thinking, "when will I ever have time to ge these things done", cause thats what I was thinking!  Until, about three o'clock this morning when it hit me.  "You teach high school art you big dummy!" So, as part of my fibers projects that my second year students have to do, we will learn the technique of no-sew blankets!  I will show them how, they can help me make the family ones, and I will help thouse who wish tomake their own.  This is a win win situation as they say!  I am going to include pictures of each blanket and some of my students work as well. So I make it home from shopping only to find these two baking cookies.  It is so nice when they get along.  Emily is 15 and Timothy will be seven on the 23 of this month.  He loves to cook as much as she does!  I am vey thankful for the blessings in my life!

7 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Amy, I am visiting via Paula's blog. Nice to meet you. Sounds like you are almost finished with your Christmas list. From the cold temps we are having today, those blankets are going to be welcome gifts for your family members!

Jen's Farmily said...

I'm also visiting via Paula's blog. I love finding new farm-y blogs!

I think your student idea is fabulous!! Maybe you should start thinking ahead for next year too!

April said...

Hi Amy...I, too, am popping over from Paula's blog! So nice to "meet" you! Sure wish I could scratch more things off my Christmas list...still much to do! Have a great day!

Sharon said...

Hi Amy
I am stopping by via Paula's blog.
It is so nice to meet new blog friends.
I hope you don't mind by I am going to put you on my list.
I enjoyed reading about your farm life. I am a city girl who now lives out in the country on a small acreage
God bless

Dani said...

Hi, another of Paula's friends..you are off to a good start.....great photos by the way......I am a California girl and love to read about other parts of the country...I didn't see a follower link on your blog...but I will bookmark it....

Simply Me said...

I am so glad to have new friends! It is also nice to read about what each of you do in your little bit of the world. I am so new to this that I learn a mindful everyday. i will try and add you all to the bar thingy on the side that says you are blogs i follow. I just have to find out where that is. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me messages.!

Chicken Boys said...

Hi Amy. Seems Paula has made you a poplar blogger. Welcome to blog land! Ain't farm animals just the greatest! And kids are great, too. Don't have any of my own, but I enjoy having my nieces and nephews over. Well, see ya around!~Randy