Monday, May 7, 2007

Spring has Sprung! - Finally

The snow is finally gone and my daffodils are blooming. This is one of my favorite times of year. After the long New England winter the bright yellow is truly a ray of sunshine. I can see this garden from my kitchen window. I love to sip my morning coffee and watch the robins search for the early worm among the flowers. And doing the dishes is a little bit more enjoyable with the view.

The red, pink, and orange tulips should be right around the corner. Then the daisies and iris. Oh how blessed we with the beauty that God the Father has bestowed on us. I love to take it all in. He truly is the greatest artist. My garden always reminds me of His love for us. It reminds me to paint my world beautifully to show my love to my family. The first step will be to cut some of these for the kitchen table.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Aren't They Cute?

We went with our homeschool group to a local goat farm. There were a bunch of babies. This little guy is about six weeks old. There were a few babies born yesterday that were still with their mothers and a few mamas still waiting to give birth.

The girls had a great time petting the goats and tasting the milk and cheeses. Hannah loved the cheese - what a surprise. we brought home a quart of milk to make yogurt. Yummy!

We learned so much about goats. Did you know. . .

  • That a goat produces a gallon of milk per day?

  • That more goats are milked in the world than cow?

  • That goats milk is more easily digested than cows milk?

Oh how the girls and I wanted to bring home a couple of goats. Wouldn't it be great to have fresh milk every day? Unfortunately we don't have the property for a pair of goats. Maybe at the next house.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

First Day of T-Ball

The girls had their first T-ball practice today. They both completely enjoyed themselves. Sarah is playing short stop and Hannah is in center field. It was so cute to watch all of the kids. Most of them had never played before. I had to chuckle as the ball rolled between legs, balls bounced a couple of times before reaching their target, and children ran the bases backwards. Their coach was wonderful, praising the kids and giving them pointers. Both girls can't wait until next week. Go Bears!