That said, our projects have hit the point where we just cannot wait for Mother Nature to make up her mind. It's definitely "go time" around here - hence the previous "overwhelmed" post. Last year, we had all of these grandiose plans about the farm and many went on the back burner. This year, we are trying to check off all of those boxes...and more. With so much time "doing" around here, I don't have much time for writing. So let me take some time to catch you up.
|First, here is a picture of me and my partner in crime. Seems like many of our pictures are like this. Of us in our "comfy clothes" taking a silly picture of ourselves ("selfies").|
|See, here's another one. I love this picture of us for some reason.|
|Here's how gangsta we are. LOL|
|Teaching spinning at Mark's class.|
Mark is now subbing for a second grade teacher, who is out for a knee surgery...and apparently retiring after the school year is over. Mark is in the process of interviewing for this (or possibly one of a few other positions that are opening at this school). He has made it to the second round of interviews - at this time he is supposed to prepare a lesson plan and the interviewers (including the principal and a couple existing teachers) will decide if he should be put into the role permanently. He is up against three other people (narrowed down from 600) - this is specifically for two second grade positions - so he has a 50/50 chance. I am SO hoping this works out. This would be the ideal position for him - second grade is a great age, the school is just 10-15 minutes from our house, it's a nice community school.
Since he has been in this class, we've brought in our baby chicks and Ethel (pictured below with Drake) and I've helped him work on his bulletin board (for Earth Day). I'm hoping that this level of attention to his sub-job will help push them on their decision.
|Drake getting an Ethel snuggle - she is SUCH a SWEET goat. We just love her.|
|Here is a picture of Flora cleaning off her son, Herb. I just love this photo. So sweet, what a good mama.|
|Cora and Mommy painting hives together.|
|Cora is getting bored.|
|Cora, Turkey Whisperer.|
|This kids on turkey watch.|
|Gage - after he chopped down a tree, using only hand tools. You can see the fallen tree to the right.|
|Proud lumberjack ;-)|
|Mark, David, Gage and Drake were making sure that none of the tree found its way into the road.|
|Herb, realizing that the grass just might be greener on the other side of the fence.|
|Chicken dog pile!|
|I love this picture of Moo and one of the other black kitties.|
|Strawberry plants are starting to grow!|
|Tulips and daffodils are still blooming!|
This year is going to be a much better than last.
|...and with that, I leave you with a picture of Jester, the sheep...because he makes me laugh. Look at that face and those eyebrows. Love him!|