Friday, March 21, 2014


Last night was a very noisy night, dogs and coyotes were going all night.  Today Tessa was not home when we got up.  I called and called her she didn’t come.  Teen Daughter saw Tessa at our neighbors trying to get under the shed.  I called her knowing she heard me but she wouldn’t leave the shed.  Teen Daughter went to get her and whatever was under the shed Tessa didn’t want Teen Daughter near.  Tessa walked teen daughter back to the gate, came in the gate got some love, and as soon as my back was turned Tessa jumped the fence again to go after whatever was under the shed. 

Tessa is now wearing a drag to keep her from jumping the fence.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ups and Downs.....Someone Didn't Hit the Publish Button in February.

We couldn’t or didn’t want to pay out the money the plumber wanted to charge for fixing all our rental’s plumbing problems.  Darling Husband and I were working on it (I mostly kept him company and played gopher) when our tenant came home.  He jumped right in and started helping Darling Husband.  Together the men were able to fix the plumbing and the septic tank problems and ended up saving us a couple thousand dollars.
 Tessa and Luca with Darling Husband's twine.
We found a hole in the fence that the dogs have been getting through.  I had to run around for a few minutes before I could patch the hole and so I cabled the dogs.  When I went back to fix the hole the neighbor had patched it.  The dogs have stayed home for the last 2 days. 

Teen son who is battling ADEM is starting to feel better.  I spoke with a neurologist last night and they may want to give him IV steroids again.  Praying my son continues to improve. 
Getting the dogs used to the baby chicks.  I don't know how I forgot to take a picture of the chicks.
3 of the eggs College girl saved have hatched so now we have 3 noisey, lovely chicks in the house. 

One of the joys of farm life (even mini-farm) is it can’t all go bad at once.  Death happens and there is new birth.  The place that had a cracked water pipe is now a nice grassy spot the sheep are enjoying eating at. 
Darling Husband’s truck is still broken but the parts are on order, I am sure as soon as the truck is fixed something else will break down but that’s a part of the process.  We chose a full life with a lot of children, a lot of animals, and a lot of stuff.  The more stuff the more issues, but our life is full and I can’t imagine it any other way.