nathanials dad, did know about the baby. He was very excited for them. I was quite pleased with the timing of it for his sake I think it gave him so much joy to know that nathanial would be a father .
the uncles are very well, they have purchased a van for themselves, they are no longer content just to drive our vehicles. So they are very thrilled about it. They love the freedom of being able to come and go. They are busier then any of us. They are taking a pottery class now, a friend from the market has a studio. So they are taking lessons there.
They are always on to something new, it keeps them young I think.
Amy will be six in May. She is growing very quickly. But she is an excellent help and doting big sister. Her quiet nature is a blessing. But she has just a tiny streak of stubborn in her. I believe it will serve her well. She orders dvd's, books about trick riding from the public. Library. And then half I think she just makes up. Loves to ride bare back, backwards, off the side, over the fence, jumps around barrels. You name it. That girl will try it! Horse crazy!
We pray we can harness his energy, I have never seen such a busy and willful child! He is so so stubborn! Must get it from Matt lol!
Houdini gave us a scare a couple weeks back, he has learned to lift his peg to his pen. He got out at some point during morning choring without Matt or Jakob seeing him. He is oddly stealthily for such a large creature. Anyhow, the weather here has been hard. Just bitter cold temps. It was down round minus 29 that day and when Jakob saw him he was in rough shape against the barn. We got him in and warmed ......warmed up old blankets and such in the dryer. Gives whole new meaning to pig. In a blanket! But he is missing part of the right ear and a bit off the tail. Luckily nathanial kept a close watch on him for me. I was crying......over a pig!
Hard winter for so many folks this year, I lost chickens, many folks did,and even a few lost goats. We had a lot of frozen pipes and elderly folks that had to be bunked in with younger folks to care for them. And the flus, so many running round . Just so cold. It never seemed to ease this winter. I am stunned that young couple in the bunkie lasted the winter, they say it has been just fine, but I can not imagine how! Everyone is hitting the stubby end of wood piles now.
But we are to the tail of it now, I am excited to see the inside of my greenhouse everyday. I an ready for a steady increase in fresh fruits and veggies soon. Canned is a blessing to have, but I long for a crunchy cucumber. But we are all well fed, and the congregation as whole made it though with gods grace. I do confess that if it be his will, I pray for a bumper harvest for folks to pull ahead some.
Cakes and cupcakes are our biggest seller lately, they kept march of our market sales strong this winter. I have easily done 15 Lego birthday cakes!'they are very popular. And I can make an assortment of frozen characters in record time!