Saturday, August 23, 2008

Also we had Jackson, Jilian and Jude at Science Central and didn't post any pictures. Well here they are.
We went to what was called the 'tide pool' and couldn't see much. However, feeding the animals in the tide pool was to occur at 3 so we came back and were the only customers to see the show. She pulled out snails and fed them (scallops), fed anemone's (sp?), and showed us a spider crab before she fed it. Then she pulled out a big crab and showed us it before she fed him scallops also. Jackson always able to ask the hard questions asked how old the crab was and stopped her in her tracks. It was fun to see the crab try to find the food. She had to put it in one of his pinchers before he could really start to chow down (and not get pinched in the process).
Jilian look funny in the mirrors and also had three Grandma's taking her picture!!
When we climbed the stairs to the bicycle ride you could see all of the places we had been. Lots of fun... But nothing was as fun as the 'sewer.' You would go down a man hole and crawl through twisty tunnels that were pitch black and then 'viola' you were out. Jackson is looking in the exit trying to figure out what is taking everyone so long getting out. They went through the sewer so many times it was hard to count (especially when Jude remembered that Kate had a little flashlight in her purse!!).

Well, we are kind of slow getting this posted, but Mocha had a calf last Tuesday. In keeping with the naming, Kate named her Lissie Mae. We keep hoping for a bull calf so we and use Freddie Mac. Maude is the only cow we are waiting on and if she has a heifer we will have to think long and hard. Mocha is in keeping with her performance last year and was down and unable to get up on Thursday morning (milk fever) so we had to i.v. 1/2 a liter of calcium gluconate before going to work. Her calf was not with her so we had to bring her up and she danced around her mother trying to get her up because she was hungry. She got up in about 2 hours. Maybe we should have given her two bottles!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Then later in the day a little storm blew up and though we didn't get much rain we did get a nice rainbow. I think there is gold out there!! The hummingbirds seemed undeterred in their mad dash for sugar.

This last weekend we had Jackson, Jilian, and Jude for Thursday nite and Friday before Jon, Jamie and Jude showed up for Saturday and a visit to the zoo. On Thursday we went to Science Central and had lots of fun than the kids played in a fountain at Headwaters park. The zoo was packed and as we trudged around we were glad it was not as hot as some recent days have been.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Oh, and I forgot to say that during all of this time there was a lunar eclipse!! Amazing to see the solar system keeps on going as if nothing ever happened!! I know it was just a shadow but doesn't shadows of planets mean something more than shadows of other things?????

Saturday, August 2, 2008

And then this last Wednesday, Tulip had her calf. A little heifer that is bright eyed and bushy tailed!!! We named her Ellie Mae. So this years calves are Maggie Mae, Sally Mae, Fanny Mae and now Ellie Mae. We need a bull calf so we can call him Freddie Mac.

Then it was Jake's and Gunnar's Birthdays. Wow!! These kids are growing up fast. Jake is 3 and Gunnar is 6 - the backrow kids.

And shortly after coming back it was Jackson and Jilian's birthday. Happy 7th Birthday!

Then Katy Jane went to Boston with Jake and Ingrid. They stopped at Niagra Falls on the way to look over into Canada. Of course they had to look for a few whales in the Atlantic.

Well, when I got home we bought a round baler and started rolling our own!!!
Well, so much time has passed since the last post that I'm going to just really list them.
In June, I went with Jon and Jamie and kids to see Grandpa Art and Grandma Dot. They needed help getting haying going and Jon and Jamie wanted to see DC. All went well and we haybined and rolled up several round bales. Good to see everybody over at Fredrick.