The weekend was so busy - but I took LOTS of pictures - and of course, all my rechargeable batteries are now deader than a doornail - I'll have to upload some pictures tonight.
The kids both had friends spend the night Friday night - and that was EXHAUSTING! They were up until 11:30 p.m. and then woke up at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. It was a sister/brother who spent the night - so that was nice for both kids but they were CRANKY by late Saturday afternoon!
It was a beautiful weekend - 49 on Saturday and 39 yesterday. Today is supposed to be 54! So yesterday I spent all morning cleaning house and then helped Todd outside cleaning out cow sheds, horse stalls and everywhere. Then bedding them up took quite a while. We did work with Jessie's calves. They are getting there and the one she should be able to lead easily by the time the March show rolls around. Now we just need 1 more hard freeze (I know, I shouldn't even be saying that!) so we can spread manure one last time and everything will be clean for spring/summer.
I did get to work on Jessie's new quilt - I have 14 blocks sewn together and another 27 blocks cut out and paired up. It will be so pretty. And I've got all the pieces for Tyler's whirlygiggle's quilt cut out. I think I'm going to do Jessie's quilt top, then Tyler's and then have a quilting stretch to get everything done.
We went to Aldi's on Saturday morning for our grocery run. I only have to go about once every 3 weeks (to buy butter, staples, cheese and the like). And boy - have prices gone UP! What I could get 3 weeks ago for $40 - now cost me $56. Ugh. But, just a few more months and the garden will be on it's way to producing. We are getting a couple pigs here shortly - we have a good friend that raises them, and he has 2 runts that aren't ready with the rest of them that he has (he raises about 10 at a time in their pasture) so we are getting them - we'll finish them off (they weigh about 140-160 right now) and then have our own sausage, bacon and pork chops.
Have a great day! Back later,