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Hey There

I’m back again after many moons to give you a very general update.

I often think there’s nothing left to blog about, until I go back and look at photos from the last YEAR and, oh my goodness, there’s so many things I could write about!

Like Tirzah turning 2. My favourite age. They’re so cute!

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Or the puppies we sold. (Don’t let your dogs have puppies in winter! Lesson learned. We also sold their dad, and their mom disappeared one day and never came back. We think she tangled with a bear and lost. We are still dog-less.)

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But those puppies were nice enough to buy us a dishwasher.

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And help buy this black beauty in time for my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!

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Then Chad turned 5.

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We took the kids to the Wildlife Park.

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Sadie had a huge seizure and we were flown to Children’s Hospital for a few days. She’s fine.

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Then she turned 7. I need a time machine.

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Our ducks finally hatched some eggs. One duckling is tufted. I named it Trump.

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We added another farmhand to the roster: Justice Margaret. 8lbs.

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Several family members came to visit.

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We spent some time at our little private beach. I worked hard on my tan.

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We sold our milk cow, Moola. We miss her milk (and ice cream).

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We went “camping” in a cabin at our friend’s ranch in buckshnuck and had a great time. Cause that’s what you can do when you don’t have a cow to milk.

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Our two cats had 6 kittens between them. Now we’re back down to one cat.

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We had this huge crazy storm…

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…that blew our car shelter across the vacant 10 acre property next to us and into the next neighbour’s yard.

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Sadie won a few ribbons at the fair for her artwork and a photo.

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And I found out I have the best banana bread in town.

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And the cutest duck.

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We picked sweet corn and ate it raw right off the cob. And froze a bunch too.

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Chad was finally ready for me to cut his hair.

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I think the prospect of no more knots in his hair convinced him.

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And that takes us to mid-september. I have more coming! Promise!

 

 

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Summer Catch Up

Now that it’s winter.

Sometimes I wish I had something to work on while the kids are doing their school work and don’t need help every second.  And to be a good example to them, you know?  To show them that I do work too.  And with a good attitude and everything.

So I fought through moving the photos around and resizing them and uploading them to the blog (with a good attitude, I think) while helping the kids every second with their math and corresponding with a puppy buyer (we have puppies for sale) and buying a few songs for Darryl on the other laptop.  I’m nothing if not a good example of a hard worker.

So here’s an overview of our summer!

I’m actually starting in the middle cause I think I covered some of it in another post and cause everything before this is a blur.  All I remember is mowing the grass a lot and dragging the hose all around the house every morning to water the amazing plants I was given from the greenhouse up the road.

So we’ll start with our mini family reunion.  Here’s Darryl’s sister Cheri and brother-in-law Brian setting up their hotel.

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Auntie Anne came as well, and a couple days later, Grandma and Grandpa showed up too!

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We rode horses.

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Milked cows.

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Went canoeing.

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With and without the children.

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Went on a picnic.

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Played in a river.

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Explored a ghost town.

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Cuddled kitties.

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Went swimming.

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I’m hoping we can host more reunions here.  It really is a perfect place for it.

After that, we did a bit of kite flying.

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Trike riding.

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Storm watching.

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Poultry fencing.

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Hay hauling.

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Bushwhacking (Grasswhacking?).

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Horse riding.

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And whatever you call this.  Pants-around-your-ankles walking?

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Yup, that was our summer.  It was pretty good.