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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, September 4, 2011


At first thought, nothing much out of the ordinary seemed to have happened this week until I recall the events one by one.  With a bit of sunshine on my side, I managed to weed  and tidy some parts of the gardens and I felt good about it. I would have loved to get all caught up on the yard work but I was lucky enough to have had lots of visits from family and friends.

My daughter  and son in law brought back a huge feed of the tastiest lobsters  from Prince Edward Island that I've ever tasted in a long time. I  had my fill and felt so spoiled... They bring some every year when they come back from PEI.

These were market size lobsters and were tender and most delicious.

My granddaughter meticulously getting the meat from the legs. She showed us how to recognize the sex of the lobsters.
My grandson is using the empty claws to decorate his hand, Maybe he wants to use this as a  weapon.

My daughter is checking out the sex of this lobster.  The females has softer little flippers just below the legs and the males have bonier flippers. My other grandson is looking on.

My daughter Jackie is also visiting and holding my little grandson while her kids looks on. He loves the attention.  She cooked a feast while I was at the barn. What a great day.

I had visitors from Ontario who brought their son to the UNB University.

I received a nice gift of a thick gel memory foam pad for my king size bed from my daughter Christine and it's heavenly to sleep on it. Thanks you so much.

My next event was that I had a heifer calf born in the back of the barn and he got all dirty and must have gotten a mouthful of manure because she  got scour a few days later...  My son was on vacations so I had to take her temperature and it was 104. The vet was called and he came and treated her with a one shot of antibiotic in the neck and he also gave her a pain killer shot in the neck and asked me to give her another shot the next day. This is my first experience in giving a needle in the neck. I narrowly missed sticking the needle in my finger. lol...

As if I wasn't busy enough, in the afternoon my husband was in a mad rush to get to the hay field way up the main road and accidently left the gate opened and all the cows made a get away into the barn yard and in the grassy area where the gardens are planted. It's a large area behind the buildings. A gentleman who was coming to bale hay had driven to the farm and spotted the herd of cows on the loose. He came back to my house to tell me.   I called my son who is on vacation and we rounded them up, but it was not an easy task.  One wrong move and the cows could have escaped to the main busy highway up the lane. I use my magic black broom to wave at them and I felt more secure but guarded. Having a whole herd coming at you full speed can be a bit dangerous. I didn't know that chasing a herd of cow was in my job description. So much for weeding my garden that afternoon... No time for pictures for this adventure either.

More visitor from my brother and sister in law and they were on their way to another city and stopped in for a visit over night. We chatted and relaxed for a while then we went to Chapter and at the last minute I spotted a book about Chakras and had to have it. I've always been interested in Chakras and I've read many books on the subject but I like this one the best.

I had to give a tour of a group of kids who arrived unannounced and wanted to see how the calves and the heifers were fed . My husband sent them to see me as I was just arriving to work. That was quite an experience as they wanted to help. It was kind of fun and at the same time it was hindering me but thankfully my visiting sister in law Janice was there to help me feed the new born calf who was really hungry. She enjoyed her experience. No pictures although the kids' mother  had a camcorder.

This morning after barn chores we all went out to breakfast with our usual group of friends and had a great time then my visitors left.

There is possibly some other events that I can't recall but enough said. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by for a visit and leaving a comment.  JB