Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day!
I know it is a bit late in the day, but we've had an exciting mother's day out here on the farm.
We have 10 PIGLETS! This is our first litter of pigs. Lucy is a mama.
She started delivering yesterday evening while I was out collecting eggs and continued into the wee hours of the morning. My sister, brother-in-law, and niece, Ava, spent the night with us and were here to witness this too! We were up until 1:00 a.m. chatting and checking on piglet status. How fun!
Farmer Jason missed it all. Poor guy! I feel so bad when stuff like this happens. He has been looking forward for this day for weeks now. Dang! Farm drama likes to creep its head up when he is not around. I think they know that the less than adequate farmer (myself!) is filling in.
We also had another small batch of chicks hatch. This hen is beautiful!
Seriously, this was an exciting mother's day! I not only received an iPod nano, I now have a whole litter of piglets. They are the cutest! I was sure that pygmy goats were the cutest baby animals, but I might have to rethink that statement.
Laney Rae took 6 consecutive steps today. Any day now she will be walking. No exclamation point here. Sure, I'm excited for her. But, that means my baby will be vertical. And once they go vertical, its a fast and furious race.
I have nothing profound to say- not that I ever do anyways. I'm a simple gal.
I love being a farmer's wife!
I love being a mommy to two amazing girls!
I love farm life!
I feel so blessed today.