Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to Lancaster

My birthday wishes came true as we went to the Lancaster, PA. area for the day. Mikey and Julia came with us this time and Mikey was thrilled to see all the farm animals and ride on a horse drawn wagon.

The Amish older fellow offered Mikey a ride up in the front with his grandson. I asked to take a picture of the boys since the Amish are usually ok with taking photos of the children but not the adults. The little smile on the boy's face was priceless and Mikey had the time of his life driving "Jim" and "Jill". I visited my favorite health food store and ate Greek for dinner. It was a great day!

P.S. Since there are so many tourists in the summer, I prefer to visit this area on the off seasons if possible. (Note to myself)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Julia's Birthday

Julia turned 11 on May 1st! She wanted to go to the Mall with her friends and have a sleep-over. Rebecca made the birthday cakes while we went to the Mall. That was great!

Happy Birthday, dear Julia!!

I love you sooooo much!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

More doelings and other animal pics

We were happy that our goat Siena had 2 girls also! I missed the birth again but Mikey was the first to discover the new babies and that was very fun for him. I love seeing all 4 of the doelings playing together out in the sunshine. They have all been joyful additions to our barnyard. We also have a lop-eared Angora rabbit "Scuffy" and guinea fowl to keep the ticks down (they are great).

Happy Spring!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Our goat, Carmella, gave birth earlier than expected. We didn't expect her to kid until mid-March but her babies came on March 4th.

The girls came running in to tell me and by the time I got to the barn, 2 doelings had been born. Of course, they are as cute as can be and , although I was disappointed to have missed the birth, I am thrilled that the mama goat is being motherly and letting her babies nurse and the twins are healthy.

The kids (my children) are enjoying them and checking on them regularly and taking great care of the goats. Tonight it began to snow and Rebecca went out in the snow to bring the other mama goat in with the others so they'll all stay warm tonight.

I love having goats and I am so happy for 2 more girls!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snow pics

We had one nice snow (so far!) this winter. Here's a few of my snow pics that I wanted to share.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Grandpa Turner

We were so thankful that Grandpa Turner came to see us last month. We hadn't seen him in 10 years! He came out here to see his wonderful friend in Maryland who he met in Mongolia.
We all had a wonderful time.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This year we cut down our Christmas tree at a local farm and I loved the beautiful setting and experience

We had a wonderful Christmas Day and we are still celebrating Christmas. I love going to Mass and singing Christmas carols weeks after Christmas Day.

I cooked the turkey and the girls helped me with the Christmas meal and it turned out well.
The younger girls helped Michael with making beeswax candles for some of our Christmas presents. They look and smell wonderful.
And...a Christmas present for me was a red cardinal on the porch on Christmas morning. :)