Do you know what happens when you live on a farm and get sick?
You still have to do the chores! Even if you feel like you can't get out of bed!
That's what happened to Matt and I this week. I was sick one day and he helped so much with all the chores so I could rest. I still was out in the barn but I wasn't strong enough to get everything done that I usually do. Tim helped by doing some of the inside chores that needed to get done. Matt got sick the next day so I did all the chores that he usually does.
The next time your mom or dad gets sick I hope that you help out with the chores at your house. I am so grateful when I get help!
|It has been cold and rainy lately.|
Stumpy found a nice place to sit in the barn so he can stay warm and dry.
It's so fun to come out in the morning and see this cute calf!
We had a neighborhood preschool visit us this week! The children and the parents were very well behaved. They listened closely, asked good questions, and were kind to the animals.
|Echo loves the attention from the visitors.|
|Visiting the bucks (boy goats).|
|This is my favorite picture of the visitors!|
Echo loved them because they were all so kind!
|I made cottage cheese.|
|Gouda starts as curds, like cottage cheese.|
|Then it gets pressed into a round mold.|
A mold is something that makes a shape,
it's not the green stuff that grows on old bread.
|After it is pressed it has to sit in salty water called brine for about 12 hours.|
|This is the friendliest chicken on the farm.|
She doesn't have a name, but if you can think of a good one, I'll name her.
|She is handicapped because she is blind in one eye.|
Something happened to this eye, we don't know what it was.
Her eye got an infection, then it went blind.
She still lays eggs, and I like her because she's so friendly.
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|This little hen is sitting on eggs!|
She started on Wednesday, 27 April.
Chicken eggs hatch out in about 21 days.
We're hoping they hatch!
|Here are the two new chicks with their mama hen.|