This morning I got a phone call on my cell phone while working at the farm. It was my daughter Jackie. She called to wish me Happy Birthday and told me that she was on her way to Gagetown to their annual Christmas in the Village craft fair with the kids. I thanked her of course and my first question while holding a hay fork in my left hand was " What's going on? How come the kids are not in school and you're not at work? She answered, Mom, it's Saturday.
When I work seven days a week I loose track of time and and days. My birthday is just another day. I still have to do what I do everyday.
After I was done working at the farm, I came home and showered and started to clean my kitchen because I had left it in a mess from all those wine bottles all over the sinks, dirty dishes on the counter, crumbs on the floor, etc. from the night before. ( the secret to remove those wine labels is to soak them over night and it's easier to scrape off the labels and the glue.)
I was just finishing up and my daughter and three of her kids came to visit bearing a nice bottle of Apple Ice Wine made in Gagetown. I made some tea and we played Snakes and Ladder with my little grand daughter. I was so lucky at every roll of the dices and finally won the game. My little granddaughter had a look of disappointment on her face. I said," Thanks for the birthday gift of letting me win". She responded with a big smile," Oh Yeah."... It's all about perspective...
Here the kids are running off across the lawn to the barn to see the little calves before returning home.
I didn't get to hook but it was a great day because I got visitors. Stay safe and cosy. JB