Monday, April 11, 2011

This Farm Gal Turned 52 - WOW

Sunday was a Great Day - It was my Birthday!! I made it one year round the sun and with all my faculties - at least I hope that is the case... I was so lucky to have my youngest son Conrad here which I had not seen since Christmas. I also had my oldest son Nick with his wife Brooke and their little boy Reese... The farm was all a buzz with great conversation, yummy food and Angel Food Cake with my 7 minute frosting. With the arrival of the two unexpected goat bottle kids my plans for getting work done before this day went out the window but around here plans are just guidelines. So taking a moment to collect myself before the family arrived I did my best to get things in some order. Babies got their bottles, chickens got their eggs collected and the rest of the farm had their food, water and instructions not to cause problems for the day. Well that would be asking for too much, Right! Olivia had to take her splint off so in my good clothes I had to climb in the pen and take her down and redo the splint but not really that big of a deal. The leg is healing but Olivia is getting really upset about having to be penned up and now has two bottle kids in the pen with her and her baby. Suck it up Olivia we all have to deal with things... We spent a lovely day together. The boys also put back the three large metal panels on the smaller barn that the wind had chucked all over the farm. I am so lucky for their help because Grace does not do ladders.. Reese had his first introduction to baby goats and he was excited to say the least. By the time the day was over and everyone had to return to their homes the farm was ready for the evening chores and a slower pace. Conrad presented me with the most charming Aloe Plant - he knows how much I love them and he found a special fellow to keep me company at the farm. The whole family rewarded my love of movies with a Portable Wide Screen DVD Player which is so exciting.. I am still reading the instruction booklet so I understand how to use it - you know me and techno things. They also replaced my "The Thing" movie that died and presented me with a cable show called "The Walking Dead"... So you know what I will be doing this week! I was pampered with a great meal and most of all time with my loved ones. Reese was such a joy even when he did not want me to touch him. He is an Aries just like me and we only wish to be touched when we say so - it is who we are and I never wish to push him. His parents reported he slept like a log after returning from the farm - all that country air and new adventures will do that to anyone. So this gal had a great Birthday and thanks her family with all her heart for sharing it with her...

8 comments:

Aprons and More said...

Happy Birthday Grace! So glad you had a wonderful day! You deserve it!!

Katy :)

Jane said...

Well Happy Birthday!! I hope you made a birthday wish :)

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks so much Katy and Jane. Hard to believe I have been here on the planet so long and other days it feels like I have been here a lot longer.

Lisa said...

happy birthday Grace...from one aries to another..my birthday is tomorrow.

larkspur funny farm said...

I am doing the Happy Birthday Dance for you Lisa... Have a wonderful day and enjoy lots of cake.

Spinners End said...

Happy Birthday Grace! 52 is NOT old, just so you know! :)

larkspur funny farm said...

I agree - however, my body is telling me otherwise - was a hard kidding season but I love the work and caring for the little one's. I look at it this way I may be in pain but at least I am alive to feel it... Thanks for the wonderful wishes..

Nancy R. said...

Happy Birthday Grace. It sounds like fun times and fun gifts!!! I'm so happy for you and I agree with Spinners End... 52 is not old!

Bless you