Saturday, September 20, 2014

Recent Randominity....

Okay, so "randominity" might not be a word, but it sounds so good that it should be!  This post is going to concentrate on all of the little things that have been going on in our lives.  I'll just lump them all into one post.

We have recently had the blessing of buying a little truck.  It serves well for the pool business and market trips, as well as trips to pick up goats, as it has a hitch!

Noah and I have enjoyed taking it to the market.  It has plenty of space with the bed, but it's small enough that we call it our "Little Zip-Zip" truck, because that's exactly how it seems to drive (remember, I'm only used to driving a large van!).  

Recently we have had some persnickety milking does, so for a joke, I hastily scribbled this and pasted it to the wall in front of their faces when they come in to get milked.  
For those who can't read it, it says:

In regard to selling season, we suggest that you mind you P's and Q's, because once a rash decision is made, it cannot be undone.  Thank you!

It then includes a "Naughty List"

It seems to have made a difference, though, because all of the girls are behaving better!

Chef Brandon from Juniper Restaurant came to the market not too long ago to give a cooking demo.  His samples were delicious and he was kind enough to use our crumbled feta in one of his demonstrations.

Here are some photos of Noah, Ethan and Mist one morning cleaning the pool.

Me and my Border Collie Mist.  She is doing so well.  We have had her now for one whole year and she is doing excellent.  Every time we see her work, she simply amazes us.

A beautiful sky...

Our youngest two baby goats, recently weaned.  They were definitely blessed with spots, which made them instant keepers in Mom's book!

My wonderful grandparents, a legacy of love...

One day, while watching the goats out in the field, I noticed these two odd looking birds walking among the goats.  The milking girls were definitely interested in them as you can tell from the photo below....

Also, our garden grew some very interesting characters this year...such as the long-nosed fellow below.  He was just too cute to resist, so I put some eyes and a mouth on him.

Ain't he cute?!?

Ethan, being Ethan....trying on a wig.  Doesn't he look absolutely groovy?

Here is half of a photo of my niece, Berea, with the booties that Jordan is knitting for her.

Here is a better picture of Berea...she's so adorable!

Here is Victoria, enjoying a day out at the Upper Canada Village.

We love this photo of Victoria.  Such a farm girl.

Here is Gram snuggling with Berea, and both of them fell asleep. : )

Rocking Berea to sleep.  It was such a joy for her and Poppy to be able to travel up to Canada and see Berea when she was only a few weeks old.  With Victoria they had to wait until she was three months old, so this certainly was a thrill for them, with Berea being such a newborn still.

My wonderful parents...

For Noah's birthday, we spent the day at the lake.  Dad grilled out for us a delicious meal of shrimp kabobs.  The weather was wonderful, nice and breezy.  The only downfall was that our suntan lotion didn't work.  So WE GOT BURNT!  Severely burnt.  Like I've never gotten burnt in my life.  Which of course meant peeling.  Thankfully it was almost completely healed by the time we went to the Shindig!

Noah's cake!

The swimmers
The cook...

The food...

The view...

Ethan enjoying a Turkish meal at a nice restaurant.

So hopefully that covers all of the little things that have been going on in our life lately.  One big, giant random post. : )

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