Monday, October 13, 2014

26 DAYS!!!!!!!!!................................

 These 2 turned 17 at the end of September. Time does fly when you are having fun.. We are 26 days away from their older Sister getting married! Which is just crazy too! lol We are submerged in wedding stuff.. Kyle's favorite saying right now is that Hobby Lobby has thrown up in our house and its a MESS!.  Its fun.. Crazy and a little overwhelming for this Mother of the Bride! But before we know it, it will all be done and over.
 Lots of things have been on my mind lately.. A wedding can bring the good AND the Bad out in people.. We have had a little family drama lately.. The kind that just makes me shake my head and I want to tell a "mature" woman to grow up and realize everything is not about her.. In fact some actions are so purely selfish they scare would be friends away. I pray that I am Never like this person.. My belief is when some one marries into a family, you are doing just that...becoming Family! However... Some people even after many years still view an In-law as an outsider.. It is really sad.. I am thankful for my family that has shown me how to be accepting of those that are brought into the family.
 When I am overwhelmed seems to be the time when this person decides to take stabs at me.. She brings many things on herself by refusing to see past her own nose. By only seeing her situation. There is a whole world out there and when you get wrapped up in petty grievances they tend to grow to enormous proportions. That is a good reason to help others.. It keeps your problems in prospective. Some things are just not so big. When you help some one, then some one will be there to help you.. That is the way things work. Or the best way for thing to work..
 I an thankful for the Family and friends God has blessed me with. My girls and my husband are such a blessing. And now I am going to have a Son-In-Law to add to the mix. I believe he is the perfect fit for my oldest. He is a nice guy and I believe God definitely had a hand in this.
 I am a Blessed woman..

Monday, September 29, 2014

Good news And Bad News...

 Everyone that is sane wants the bad news first... So here it is.. Our little Hobo who has been with us for 6 years was killed sometime Thursday night-Friday morning.. We were all so heartbroken.. She as a stray that came up to the farm we were managing at one time and would not go away. She bonded especially to my youngest daughter Kara but the whole family loved her. She was the smartest dog we have ever had. We live on a busy highway.. and apparently she didn't move fast enough this time. She was usually tied up at night but since she stuck close to the house we hadn't been doing that lately.. And that was it.
 She was our 100 lb dog compacted into 20 lbs of ferocious. She protected what was hers.. Which was us, the animals and her property.  She was a hunter, herder and Livestock guardian all rolled into one. I don't know how many times I have walked to the back door in the last few days to give her a treat only to remember she is not there.. Living the farm life you expect to lose an animal occasionally before their time but I thought Hobo would be here for much longer. She will always be special.. We buried her in her favorite napping spot in one of my flower beds.. She will always be missed.. R.I.P. Hobo..

 Now for the good news....
 My oldest daughter is getting married in about 40 days! YIKES!... Actually all the planning is going so well and fairly smooth. We knew it was going to happen since the soon to be Son-in-law had talked to her dad about a week before her 18th birthday. And he asked officially on her Birthday. We are happy for them and support them 100%..
 Right now we are going 90 to nothing... We will probably collapse the day after the wedding..Lol But planning on a fun day to be enjoyed.. Lots of family coming in from out of state. Excited and Crazy all at once! God is so good all the time! 
Have a great day everyone!! Oooh And Happy Coffee Day!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oh That Wonderful( Cough Choke Gag) Aroma.......

..........Coming from the goat pen... Yep, Its that time of year.. Breeding season has commenced..
                                              Dexter.... Meet all 12 goat ladies...
 All 12 goat ladies meet Dexter......

Looks like the first kids will be due around January 15th if all goes according to plan.. In the mean time.. My barn smells very very very strong.. I mean Very strong of Bucky Odor...... Very... Did I say Very??? Haha