Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This and That...

First of all, no goat.  I apparently know nothing about animals and even less about keeping a fire going in a woodstove.  The past three nights have consisted of trying to keep a woodstove going in the workshop so Annabelle could have her baby in comfort and peace.  Yesterday morning we woke up to the outside temp being 7 degrees, but by cracky that blasted goat was warm and happy. 

Anyway, I am over all feeling for Annabelle, except pure aggravation and my one desire is to sleep through the night again.  You see, if I am going to be getting up all night long it needs to be for a HUMAN baby.  Not a goat. 

Perhaps I am not really cut out for the farm life.  Or perhaps I am just really tired. 

Hopefully today it will warm up, it is predicted to, and tonight will be better. 

I've got a couple of pictures from the last few days.

 James bundled up yesterday to train his sled dogs.  He had four and he named them Uno, Dos, Tres, and Quatro.  He could only stay out there for short periods of time so we got to put those coveralls on OVER AND OVER AND then OVER again. 
Abbie took a quick pic of James and I the other night.  I love his little smile.
 And Mark loves this girl.  She is such a fun young lady. 
 Mark and Tyler built her an easel for her room.  She is taking a painting class and Mark wanted to encourage her.  They also built a small desktop one for her to take back and forth to class. 
And she managed to get stuck with a knot in her coat the other day.  She was so funny I had to take a picture. 

I do have two extremely handsome older boys who are not so keen on getting their picture made.  But they did work like crazy hauling and splitting wood yesterday so I made fried chicken for them for supper last night. Love me some Tyler and Matt.


  1. Awe...I love these family photos! Your children are growing up way too fast! They look like their pretty Mama too! Hope ya'll are staying warm in this frigid cold! Are you going to milk the goat? Let us know and show us photos if you do! Have a great day! Blessings from Bama!

  2. When we first got goats we put baby monitors in the barn during kidding season so we could hear every little sound and run out and check. I quickly remembered that the reason I turned off baby monitors by the time I had my third child was because they let you every little sound. Duh! Now we just tuck the goats in at night and God's in charge between 10pm and 6am. :) Stevie @

  3. Wendy,
    Your pictures are great! You and Mark both look fantastic and probably much more rested than you feel. Get some sleep and stay warm!
    Love ya,