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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


How time flies  since I've been so busy all week with regular chores and hooking on my Grandmother's Trunk Challenge rug and cleaning out calves pens, yes all 10 of them and 10 poop crusted gates too. Now I only need to clean 20 pails but today I'm taking a break.

This morning I went to feed my big girls, yes,  once my small calves are moved to the large pens so they can socialize with each others, I call them my big girls. This is the first time since I've been taking care of the small calves that I had a totally empty nursery.

When I was ready to leave I asked my husband if he would go out back to see if by any chance a cow would have calved. I really didn't thought that there would be a new calf but I was wrong. There she was all cold and standing, hiding behind the other cows.  My husband carried her in, yes , she's  a heifer, thank goodness.
We put on a calf jacket  on her to warm her up. Since we had planned to meet with friends for breakfast we had to go and my son fed her 2 bottles of Mama's warm milk.  Sorry, no pictures this morning.

Last evening after work I attended a Luau and  dinner auction at our church as fund raiser. I bid on 10 hours of labor  by a renowned tile installer to install floor tiles. I bid up to $280.00 and let it go, as the girl who I was bidding against has been fighting cancer for the last couple of years and I really didn't need to have those tiles installed right away and I wanted her to win the bid.

Then I bid up to $600.00 on a three day  renovation by another  renowned carpenter and I got my bid. I was so happy. The two previous  years I bid up to $625.00 and still never got it. The donor for this offering was donating 2  bids valued at $500.00 each and so many wanted him that I abandoned the bid. This year he was offering only one bid as he's getting on in years. So now I'm looking forward to having my other bathroom renovated. It looks pathetic  right now.

Tomorrow I'm off to an all day farm meeting so I won't get much done and I also need to calculate 3 months of HST (harmonized sales tax) and revenue for the farm business and I need to get some wool ready and pack my bags for the Maritime Fiber Artist Retreat at the Atlantic Hotel Marina Oak Island Resort  for the weekend. I've got my list made up and only need to pack but what wool to bring. I'm gonna try to work on my neglected Childhood Memories rug when there and also take photos.

I almost forgot to show you my blanket and my husband's journal that we won.. I had promised to show you pictures.

I won this blanket, it has a fluffy soft lining and  I love the  convenient handle on it.

My husband won this hard cover journal with removable leatherette cover with ribbon page marker.

This morning my Electronic Engineer son in law stopped by to check if my flood damaged  ceramic kilns could be salvaged. Since he took a pottery course with my granddaughter he's interested at getting a kiln and I would like to get one working at least as I love doing ceramics and I have items that were glazed and gold applied but never fired. They are electronic kilns and may prove quite a challenge to fix.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and have a good week.