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GREAT DAY AT THE FARM

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on February 20, 2010 - 7:42pm

I took my 2 year old grandson to my friend's hobby farm. It is lambing time and they have 42 lambs, all black and adorable. We fed the sheep hay, went in the chicken coop, chased chickens and picked some eggs. A ride on the tractor was next and he helped drive it. Then it was time to go inside for fresh cookies and juice. The baby played for a while and then it was time to go home. But first he had to help bring hay to the sheep again, threw a few pieces with a pitchfork he found, petted the day and a half old lamb who was just nursing for the first time because his mama was sick when he was just born. It was pretty exciting.

The little guy slept all the way home and slept another 3 1/2 hours in bed.

We had so much fun, I can't wait to take him back when it is maple syrup time and when the chicks arrive.

I love going out to the farm and plan on spending more time there. My friend's husband retired almost a year ago from teaching and is so happy doing what he loves the most-sheep, chickens, maple syrup, gardening and building barns. They have three children, a son who works for a shipping company in Australia, two daughters - one is a psychiatrist and the other is just finishing up massage therapy school, but has a bachelor's degree in lab research. Her son had been working in China for a couple of years and met a wonderful young woman. They married last year. Her daughter, the psychiatrist, met a wonderful man in college who has a computer tech degree and law degree. They have been married for about 6 years and have three sons-twins Ian and Shane, and 6 mo. old Quinn. The last one is still single.

My friend and I have worked together for almost 33 years. We both have children by the name of Jesse/Jessie. We both had daughters born in 1983. We both became grandmothers in 2007. We both have one sister and one brother.

All good things must come to an end. Time for bed. It was an awesome day.

Kate

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