Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day at King's Dominion

Yesterday was Harrison's 8th birthday, so we celebrated by spending the day at King's Dominion! It was so nice to have a one day vacation from moving in and the farm work. We are so grateful that our farm-hands, Hannah and Landon, are able to occasionally milk the cows for us now so we don't have to be home in time for the evening milking! Sheridan riding the carousel:Sheridan was so happy to meet Dora from Dora the Explorer (Although she looks a little nervous in the picture, she is still talking about 'holding Dora's hand' today!). We spent most of the day at King's Dominion's water park, so that is why we are in swimsuits and swim cover-ups!Harrison's favorite ride is the "Flying Eagles":
When we finally got home, we enjoyed Harrison's ice cream birthday cake!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Finally Moved In

On Friday, the cows were moved over to the new farm, so now we are all officially living here! I (Mere) am so glad and especially hopeful that our lives will settle down soon. We (or at least Mama and I) still have the goal of having the interior and exterior complete (unpacked, decorated, painted, landscaped) by July 4 (less than two weeks away!).
Milkings are going slightly faster because the boys are bringing all of the cows (we have 8 cows milking right now) into the barn's stanchions and going from one cow to the next with the milking equipment. We used to have to bring them into our small, makeshift milking barn one at a time.Elliott hooking one up to the milking machine:Gertrude was being stubborn and didn't want to come in with the rest of the girls: Elliott in the temporary clean room processing the milk: Sweet Sheridan sitting in the milking barn:
The cows and calves look so happy grazing on such green pastures! "The Lord will greatly bless His people. Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely." Isaiah 32:20