This past year we have watched Isaac turn from just a teenage boy into a man. A very big part of me wants to hold on to him for forever, but when I look at him, I no longer see my little boy. He really is a man just biding his time...waiting for the next step in life.
It makes me sad...but makes me glad at the same time...
Isaac turns 17 tomorrow, so of course I had to sit him down for his annual question and answer session.
I always look forward to these birthday interviews. It isn't often that I get to sit down with my kids one on one to just talk about stuff.
Walker is the one that throws curve balls. Just when you think you can predict what he is going to say...he says something so off the wall it leaves you speechless.
If you missed his past interviews, you find them here.
Life is never dull with Walker around.
We spent Memorial Day weekend on vacation!
An actual vacation...that didn't involve any cows.
Complete with very sketchy phone service...that made it even more of a vacation.
We rented a houseboat at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. We have been to Lake Cumberland twice before, but this is the first time we have been there since they finished repairs on the dam, and also the first time we have rented a houseboat.
The highlight of each evening was sitting around the table and watching a slideshow of all the pictures from the day. Instead of showing you all the beautiful pictures, I thought I would show you the pictures everyone kept asking to go back to.
The bloopers and action photos of the week.
Today is not just a day off work.
Today is a day to remember and honor.
Remember those who have fallen and honor those who served.
Just over a week ago, our family had the privilege of participating in a special event to honor some who served.
My dad and uncle both served in the Navy during Vietnam. They recently had the privilege of participating in an Honor Flight.
I had known for a while that they were going, but I had no idea we would be involved.
Wow, this weekend was hot!
It was a reminder that Memorial Day is just around the corner and summer is almost here.
One more week of school. One last week to push through, stay inside and study for those exams.
Then...summer will finally be here!
Vacations, shorts, sandals....I can't wait!
I had to pull out the bug spray and the sunscreen this weekend...and the jeans were just too much.
All signs of good things to come.
As a mom approaching Mother's Day, let me help you out and give you a little insight into what moms really want for Mother's Day.
I'm a farm mom. I am not high maintenance...or at least I don't think so...and I really don't want flowers.
I know...I just burst a lot of bubbles.
A showman walks into the show ring with his cow all clean, fitted and looking fine.
The showman isn't looking too shabby himself with his crisp, clean shirt, fancy show jeans, cowboy hat and boots to match.
But getting to the show ring looking like a million bucks is easier said than done.
You see...there is a whole lot of poop going on back in those barns...
And it is no easy feat keeping the poop where it is supposed to be and not all over the kid.
Did you know today is National Fun at Work Day?
I didn't either...but it is.
I love my job...but I can't say that I generally have fun at work.
I just don't know how much fun a bean counter can have?
But, I do know a couple of people that manage to make working fun.
Last weekend we had our first "big" snow of the year. We ended up with probably around 4 inches of snow, but the southern part of Central Ohio received about 9 inches.
I know...some of you are laughing right now.
You see...it has been a couple of years since we have had a decent amount of snow. We just keep getting these annoying couple of inches at a time that do nothing but make maneuvering the roads a nightmare.
We returned to work last Monday on clear roads only to hear weather reports of the next big storm coming in for Saturday and Sunday.
All week long we heard the warnings, but the storm was very unpredictable and no one quite knew what to expect.
The rain, freezing rain, snow line was supposed to move right through the heart of Central Ohio, and with temperatures hovering on the freezing mark, the storm could do just about anything.
By Friday morning the report was that some were just going to get rain, a small line was going to get ice and everything North was supposed to get anywhere from 6 to 11 inches of snow.
We were in the 6 to 11 inches of snow line.
So what does everyone do before a snow storm?
Head to the grocery for bread and milk.
I am not a goal setter.
I think it is because I am like most people and peter out after a few weeks or months. Then I am a failure because I didn't complete my goal and a failure at goal setting.
It just doesn't help the momentum or ego.
But, I do enjoy looking back at the previous year to see what I have accomplished.
I call it reverse goal setting.
Looking back at all we have accomplished, just motivates me to keep plugging along.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.