Thursday, March 28, 2013

so this is my life...

So as I sit here and stare at the blinking cursor,  and try to think of something witty and fun to say I'm drawing a blank. I haven't even been on the computer for about 3 days now. I guess I'm still unplugged. Gotta say, it's been nice too. I've had days that I'm running from the time my feet hit the floor to the time I drop into bed and pass out. And then the flip side of all that is nothing. No fun blog posts.
Our maple syrup season is coming to an end and I gotta say it's been a fairly good run too.
 Maggie is doing well and getting bigger everyday it seems! She is drying off well. And we've had no bad side affects from it either, or rather she has not had any bad side affects. We'll be having a new little calf in May!!! Can't wait! With the time change and drying her off it knocked me off me feet. It would be close to 7 before we would sit down and eat, and then it seemed to be in shifts. Not together. And I hate that. I love to eat supper together as a family. The kiddos miss it too. It's not the norm around here. Family time is most important around here. I guess we have fallen into a new routine, that will only last a while, then life will shift again and we'll work it out again. Guess that's my life. Don't get too comfortable with one routine, before we get a new one! But I like it that way.
Sad to day that Dandie aborted her calf. She was about 2ish months along. She is doing fine and suffered no ill affects either. Not sure what the cause was. A bummer for sure, but I'm glad she's ok, and we'll try again!
We should be getting things ready to start some seedling soon!!!! Round here it's still too cold. Buurrrr I thought it was spring, but we got a foot of snow on the first day of spring and it's not been warm. At all.
We bought a disc mower!! Very excited about that too. Will make haying that much faster! Next up is a rake...still need a better one, but in time. We also bought a hay conveyor. That will make putting up the hay that much faster, and not to mention help the helpers that do it too! So thankful for those two pieces of equipment. Got them from an old timer farmer who was selling all his farm stuff. Retiring from the farm life I guess. But here the are!

The disc mower and the hay conveyor.  As you can see it's wet here too. Pardon the sad swing set. It's waiting to be thrown...this winter finished it off!

And a quart of our maple syrup! Gotta say it's gotten better over the years! I love the stuff. Looks good too! I'm thinking pancakes, waffles, ice cream, french toast...
Have a great day all!!!


  1. Sounds like you've been BUSY! It's funny that the things you think are too boring to blog about, are the things we love to hear about! Sorry about Dandie, but I'm glad she's okay. And that maple syrup is beautiful! It's a lot of work, but well worth it (she says, not making it herself, but trading with the neighbor who does :)). It's got to be a good feeling to be self-reliant in the hay department. It's becoming a precious commodity. Good to hear from you!

  2. Sorry to hear about Dandie! Hopefully it will go well for her next time. We have a free Maple Syrup Festival coming up in a week in our area, I can't wait. Your syrup looks delicious.