Friday, October 26, 2012

Busy weeks on the farm...

The last five weeks have been spent catching up with the Life We Missed While on the Musical Road Trip.

In the last thirty days:

  • We  sent two wonderful goats to wonderful homes.  One in Arkansas and one about 1/2 an hour away.
  • We doubled our chicken flock.
  • We scooped lots of Rabbit "stuff".
  • We picked a peck of un-pickled peppers (twice).  Plus, we picked more than a peck of tomatoes more than once.
  • We bred three of five does slated for breeding and denied two "teen-age" does the "opportunity" (We firmly believe that, as late as our kids are born, we have much better growth (and thus future health) if we postpone breeding until the doe is in her second season).
  • We doctored a buck who decided to smash his head on a gate until his scur fell off and he was bleeding profusely.  After which, to show his immense gratitude for our professional doctoring,  he immediately began smashing his head upon the gate until his scur broke some more and he was breeding profusely.  Not our best night.
  • Best of all - we took about five gallons of honey off of our hives and left (hopefully) about fifteen gallons of honey to sustain the bees through the winter or (better yet) be harvested next spring.
  • Oh, yeah, and we caught up on school, updating this blog and doing the accounting for Dh's print  and promotional business.  Is there anything I missed?
Yep.  A busy five weeks.  Gotta love life on the farm.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Be it Ever so Humble... There's no

Place like - Home.

The musical roadtrip was fun, but it was time to go back to Kansas.  While we were on the road, my husband kept the farm running.  For nine days, he milked goats, fed pigs, collected eggs and even saved a doeling from crossing the "rainbow bridge".  He was glad we were back from our trip over the Rainbow...  We were glad to be home, too - because there really is No Place like Home.....

English Rose - four weeks after my husband and  friend saved her.
I promised my husband that we would not leave again- (until the next vacation 'cause there are so many amazing and incredible places to see in this wonderful country - plus -) the life I love is making music with my kids - I can't wait to get on the road, again!

On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again

The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been.

Seein' things that I may never see again

And I can't wait to get on the road again.

On the road again -
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway

We're the best of friends.
Insisting that the world keep turning our way

And our way

is on the road again.

Just can't wait to get on the road again.
--Willie Nelson

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Day Seven: That long... Grand Canyon Train....

After a breathtaking  day on the West Rim, we jumped in the Horseless Carriage for the long trek to Williams, AZ, where, on Day Seven, we boarded the Grand Canyon Train to (... the suspense is too much.  Wait for it....  wait....) ....the....Grand... Canyon!!!  (Gasp!)

Unfortunately,  I have only a few pictures which appropriately illustrate the awesomeness of this "awesome sauce" day.  Suffice it to say that Day Seven was the MOST AMAZING DAY EVER!!!  The train was incredible, the Canyon struck us speechless, my boy fell asleep on the way home.

Our time On the Road was almost over and it was time to head Home Again, Home Again Jiggity Jig.....  Sigh.  Time to face Life.  Vacation.  All.  I.  Ever.  Wanted...

Only one day from Williams to Taos and than twelve hours from Taos to home.

If you miss the train I'm on, you will know that I have gone.  You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles....  Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home....  Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home....

Day Six: Walking on Sunshine....

On Day Six we left Vegas and headed to Williams, AZ.  But, somewhere down the road, we decided that we would like to try walking on sunshine.  Therefore, we visited the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and took a Sky Walk with the Hualapai Nation....

Sitting on the edge, thinking of taking a walk.
We were there.  Walking on Sunshine.
The Sky Walk.  

Six inches of glass between me, my children and a whole lot of air.   There isn't anything to compare with walking on Sunshine.  It was an amazing day.