Hello Everyone, Well had a good week so far nothing too exciting just kinda the usual. Went on a road trip with the hubby Tuesday. The son did not want to go so mom got elected. Was nice to spend time together alone. My daughter has had her cousin here staying the week been nice for her to have somebody to keep her company beside me. We also had a bonfire for the first time of the year had to have smores they are the best. Wednesday me and the son took a couple of steers to auction so dad could do some other farm business. Went and picked up a new jersey heifer and got a load of bread for the pigs. Yesterday we went and picked up the beef we had butchered. I feel so lucky to be able to have our own meat. The family is ready for steaks on the grill now. Last night we went to the in-laws house to pick strawberries. That has been great we were able to pick all we needed for the year there. We also went and checked out a farmers market. Wanting to go sell my candles and things we have produced from the farm. After all that the hubby took us out for ice cream. Nice ending to our night. Going to haul an freeze strawberries today. Fold some laundry that is so desperately needing to be done and put away. Saturday we are heading to the beach for my great nephews b-day. Looking so forward to a day of relaxing. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Rebekah
Hello everyone, We had a jam packed Saturday the hubby pulled his tractor in the antique tractor pulls. I do not have pictures because I layed my camera on the truck while we were loading the tractor. You probably guessed by now yes I forgot it so driving down the road I remembered it but it was to late just as I remembered it went flying in the air. Yes of course it is wrecked so now I have to get a new one. It stinks but nothing I can do now. Then we attended mt nieces graduation open house after chores. It was nice and no cooking for me always a bonus. Sunday was nice I took a three hour nap and the kids got to go fishing with their oldest brother. Today I'm going to see about getting some labels made for my candles. Hoping to get some time to help kids work with their fair steers. We only have two months till fair. Where is the summer going. Hope everyone has a great week. Rebekah
Hello, Thought I would update a little on what has been going on around the farm. This week was quite busy. I did not babysit this week so we tried to get some stuff accomplished well I could help. Tuesday we took a cow and pig to be butchered. Did some other errands well in town. Came home only to find our 6 bigger pigs had been running around the whole time we were gone. So got them back in finally after about an hour. I went and got some stuff for hubby to spray hay. He was trying to get that done before we had rain. That was pretty much that day. Wednesday we went to the weekly auction. Took 3 steers to sell. We were able to buy some cheap hay. We did not really need it but when it is that cheap it helps to keep hay stocked up. I finally got my new vacuum pump and milk cans. We bought them from a guy at the auction. I'm so excited cause when we get the set up going I can milk both cows at once can't wait. Thursday we built fence, moved cows and chased cows for hours. After all the work was done we took the kids fishing. We all needed the break it was so relaxing. My legs were so sore that night and hurt terrible. Friday the guys replanted some corn that did not come up. I baked bread, cookies and Amish friendship bread. Then went to town to do some banking and errands. Pretty much my week in a nut shell. Leave a comment about what you did this week I would love to hear from you. Hope everyone has a great week. Rebekah
I'am 40 years old and happily married to Matthew Hoover. We have four beautiful children Anthony 24, Wesley 21, Avery 17 and Kassandra 14. We have also added a beautiful grandaughter Anyrah Grace 1 year old. We are located on a farm in southern michigan. I have 1 cow I milk.I also make soap and soy candles which I sell at our loacal farmer's market. My main goal though is being a mom to my children and raising them to be God fearing children who love the Lord with all there heart.