Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wrangler Wednesday: Easter 2014

Easter is a huge thing for us.  We believe that without Easter there would be no reason to celebrate Christmas.  If Christ had not died on a cross, ascended into hell, and then rose to sit on the right hand of God...all for us...we wouldn't celebrate his birth.  Easter is HUGE!!!  Really think about it...the Son of God died a horrible death to save you, me and anyone else willing to believe in him from our sinful ways!  That's pretty awesome!!!

So with that said we have been talking, praying, and preparing our hearts for Easter since early April.  

We started off Easter weekend by having some yummy takeout on Friday night.  Poor Farmer can't eat without the Farm Baby trying to steal his food. 

Saturday morning the boys and I made Empty Tomb or Resurrection rolls.  Afterwards we attended our church's Easter program and did some inside egg hunting because it was pouring rain.

Our boys don't really know about the Easter Bunny.  We have never really gotten into that but we do fill their baskets for Easter morning.  Honestly not to offend anyone but giving your kid a basket at Easter with $100's worth of toys and such is a little much in my world.  Farm boy got a Veggie Tales DVD, bubbles, an Easter book, homemade playdough and some candy.  Farm Baby got pacis, paci clips, a sippy cup, a Bible storybook and homemade playdough.

Farming doesn't stop because it's a holiday...the Farmer still had to get up early and milk cows.  Actually he got the truck stuck before sunrise and had to borrow my car until he had time to pull the truck out.  

After Sunday lunch with the family we did a small egg hunt in my in-laws front yard.  The kids had fun but it was WET!!

Sorry for the sideways picture but it won't turn!  As you see we color code our eggs based on the child so no one gets all the eggs...Farm Boy would not leave any if we didn't!  

We took our annual family Easter photo.  It's amazing how the boys have grown in the last year!

And we ended Easter weekend with a stomach virus that got the Farm Baby first on Sunday night.
(Yes my cloth diapered baby is in a disposable diaper...I didn't want to have to deal with all the extra washing due to the stomach bug)

And then hit the Farm Boy yesterday.  

So how was your Easter weekend?  Did you celebrate bunnies and egg hunts or did you celebrate Jesus's love for you??

Until next time...


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wrangler Wednesday

Many of you may have been wondering...
what's up...
where have I been??

Well I have been super busy trying to prepare for some upcoming events...
maybe I will be able to share about them soon...
we will see...

but no matter how busy life is...
the farm still needs tending.

calves still need to be fed

Cats still steal as much milk as possible daily

the farmer still leaves before daylight and isn't home until dark

Farm Boy and Farm Baby check their garden

Farm Boy is growing up and competed in his 1st livestock judging event...
if you don't know me well you can't understand how happy this makes me.

Our 4-H Senior team was 3rd in the state and we had the 5th & 7th high individuals.
 Farm Boy did well considering he was 3 years younger than everyone else.  He even gave a set of reasons!

I have completed all the current open orders for our Etsy Shop YAY!! Maybe now I will have some time to finish up some sewing projects around the house!

We set up the tent in the backyard last weekend and camped out.

The boys decided we would pretend we were really in the woods LOL

Farm boy had to practice his climbing skills

Of course we had to have our ever faithful Millie hang out with us.

We even ventured out for a walk to Grandma's Sunday afternoon

& spent some time with the Farmer helping him work on a tractor after church

We have lots to keep us busy and if spring would ever show up to stay we would have more!

Until next time!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wrangler Wednesday: April 2nd

So spring has finally arrived.  As I type this we are enjoying 80+ temperatures and sunshine!

With spring & April comes turkey season.  
If you follow me on Instagram you may have realized we have a couple of 
rather large flocks of them wandering around the farm.

The farm baby loves to help with evening chores and the great weather makes it even more fun!

We are able to walk most evenings to feed and check cows.

The Farm Boy is still stuck in winter some days but only because he loves his vest!

The calves are growing fast!

And today is special...well at least to me.  It's not anyone's birthday but... 

The Farmer & I started dating 12 years ago today...
I suppose really this is just the official date we agreed that yeah we were a couple
but still it's pretty special to me.  
God blessed me with a strong man who is willing to anchor me, support me, and love me unconditionally.  
A man who is an amazing role model for our 2 boys.  

Many times in high school and college I shared my "I will never..." 
William proved me wrong, TWICE!!!
  I married a dairy farmer & we live happily in South Carolina.  
Thanks honey for all the laughs and love shared over the last 12 years!  
I can't imagine them without you!

BTW the Farmer loves to have his picture taken can't you tell!

Until next time...

"The Farm Wife"