Saturday, March 27, 2010

Life is good

Quick note on the political situation: there are no free lunches in nature and while this may seem like a wonderful victory for people like me who don't have health insurance, have special need children etc, this most certainly is not. Entitlement programs are oppressive by nature to the very people they are intended to help.

I will not be discussing it further than that.

The cows are doing well, they are enjoying their freedom to roam and have lots to eat. The chicks have not faired as well as we hoped :( There is still such a huge learning curve for us to overcome with this one. The layers on the other hand are LOVING the warm weather and we had 30 eggs the other day, lol. Last night something must have spooked them though, because we had to go find them way past their bedtime . . . very odd.

Buttercup appears to have been bred back to Quinn, and a potential buyer came to look at her yesterday. We are gearing up for resuming milk sales but it is a process. We will be moving Mag from the rest of the herd so that we can keep the calves off of her.

My potatoes and onions went into the ground this week as it snowed last weekend, I pray that they do well. We will also be looking at what other thing we want to plant in the coming weeks.

symptoms of pregnancy

Oh and did I mention that we are having a new baby in November? Well, most likely at the end of October. We have decided to have a homebirth and will go the self pay route. We will talk to the dr in the coming weeks to weight the cost with her vs the midwife I found.

I am so excited to see Pickle, Dolly and Blackbird's babies this spring/summer :) It will be nice to get an angus bull to breed the girls back. Quinn is currently scheduled for the freezer, as is Missy. We found another freezer at a great deal so now we have room for both :)


Kelle said...

Congrats on your soon to be, Nov. blessing!
We were just blessed with our first grandchild, a granddaughter on the 22nd.

We too are awaiting our Addy to freshen the end of April and our chicks arrived on Friday.
Blessings for your new week,

Tracy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Woot! That is wonderful news!

Kristen said...

Congrats on the new baby! :)

Kristen said...

Congratulations on the new baby! :)

Janelle said...

Thanks everyone :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your pending arrival. =) So exciting! Decades ago (sounds odd seeing how much time has passed) I read the LHOP series and after reading your posts, I believe I'll have to get those back out. Thank you for the reminder!