Hello! With everything that's been going on around here - lambing, taking care of Ivy, cleaning, cooking, gardening, sheep shearing, etc. - it's been hard to find time for a blog update. But here it is, at last! This post will cover February - March.
Reading the Word with Daddy.
We put in new flooring! I am so, so, SO excited about this! Let's face it, that linoleum looked terrible. Now, it looks amazing! Like hardwood flooring, but not. So easy to keep clean.
My goodness - Ivy looked so tiny 3 months ago!
Freshly laundered diapers. Really loving this cloth diapering thing. Only a few extra loads of laundry a week...and so much cuter than disposables, plus less expensive in the long run!
I love these pictures from Valentine's Day so much. What a cutie!
My two favorite people in the world.
Going shearing with Daddy for the first time!
He sheared several sheep as part of a demonstration for some 3rd and 4th graders.
It took her about 20 min. to do one sheep. For contrast, it takes Hank about 6 min. on average per sheep.
It was Winnie the Pooh themed, and I love how everything turned out.
I wish I could take credit for the cupcakes, but I can't. Sarah's talented sister created these, and they were works of art!
Etsy shop for Ivy. I'm knitting a darling sweater for her. Love working with this yarn!
My bro is an awesome daddy.
My parents are loving this grandparent thing so much!
And a picture of the two cousins for an adorable ending. :)
Whew, it's good to have that monkey off my back! It sure does take a lot of time to put a blog post together these days.
There have been a lot of new additions to the farm since I shared the photos of Ivy and I bottle feeding the lamb. Our lamb total for this year is 28, and not one of them died! Out of 15 ewes, that isn't bad at all! The Lord has done great things for us.
In addition to the lambs and pigs, we've added 19 chickens and a rooster, a Nubian milk goat named "Princess Hyacinth", a Saanen goat buck named "Prince Udo of Araby" (Once on a Time, anyone?), and someone named "Gus" who will be a big part of our lives for many years.
As I scroll through this post before sharing, I'm overwhelmed by all that the Lord has done in my life. Husband, baby, farm...it's everything I ever wished for and more. It's certainly not picture perfect, and some days are down right difficult, but it is the best. And I do not deserve it. But I am thankful - so, so thankful.
One thing I've learned over the last 6 months, is that no matter how much the other moms seem to have it all together, I know I'm not the only one who has days were nothing gets done. No laundry, dishes covering every inch of counter (I do not exaggerate), the floor needs sweeping. But if all I end up doing is holding and entertaining my little girl when she's having a fussy day, I have accomplished much more. I've invested in her life. Whether you're a mom or not, just savor the little things. Making memories with those we love is not wasted time.
Care to guess what type of animal Gus is? :smile:
What has filled your days lately?
Do you enjoy gardening?
I want to know!