Brittney came over today and it was so nice to finally give her a hug. Missed that girl. She loved feeding Brad the Bull, bottle feeding a calf for the first time...and doesn't she look cute in those farm boots :) Brittney also brought her dog, Rocky, with her and we delighted watching him explore the farm and Bear. Rocky is a Shih Tzu and I shared how my mom loved that breed too. We sure love you Brittney.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Charles is home! We haven't all been together since Christmas and we sure missed him. Charles has been busy this last semester attending school in Cookeville and working at Harbor Freight and Tools. He sure looked happy to be back home, checking out the farm and new changes. We took a selfie family picture for you and I'm one happy momma with all my men under our roof!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Our friends, Maciej and Sandra, from Poland came over for a farm day. Her daughter (Natalia) and niece (Vicki) were visiting from Poland for the summer. I believe it was Natalia's first time to America. One of the first things she fell in love with was Doritos and she was extra happy when I said she could take the bags home. They spent time learning about farm life, feeding our little bull, checking our elk out, riding four wheelers and having a hamburger barbecue. We sure enjoyed meeting the kids and pray they come back soon.
Monday, August 7, 2017
If you look around our farm, you'll see several old cars waiting to be restored. Scott, Charles , Randy and now Ethan....it must be in the family. Ethan brought home his project today and I imagine he'll be working on it gradually through the years as time and money permits.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Adam, Pastor John and Associate Pastor Doug
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Our neighbor down the road asked Scott if he'd like to cut his field and we could have all the bales too. Great deal. Scott spent several days cutting, raking and round baling. We ended up with 36 bales. Scott and Ethan spent part of the day loading up the hay, making four trips to our farm.
Brad the Bull is gaining weight
Thursday, August 3, 2017
A new school year is ready to begin, my 17th year as Director of our Health Services Department. Today was our annual nursing in-service and it's the one time of year we're all together. School begins next Monday and then our clinics will be busy. I sure love these women and consider it pure joy to work along side of them!
First Row (L to R): Virginia, Regina, Amy, Lisa, Michelle, Heather, Misty and Rebecca
Second Row: Amy, Kristen, Sheleena, Tina and AdraAnn
Back Row: Melita, Lacey, Amanda, Debbie, Keri and Becky
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Brad the Bull slept in the barn his first night as we were expecting a rain storm. In the morning Ethan carried him to his pen, no easy task as he weighed over 60 lbs. Brad did fine that morning, sucking from his bottle well. That afternoon we noticed he was having diarrhea and starting to scour, a pretty common thing that happens to bottle fed animals. We tube fed him, giving him electrolytes that night and the next day. He tolerated the feedings well. We also gave him a shot of antibiotics to prevent any sickness.