Spring is in the Air!

Yes....can't you feel it? The sun is coming up sooner and going down later each day, the air is nippy but not horribly cold. It still freezes, but there's still this feeling that spring is just around the corner.

The baby calves are prancing around.

When the sun shines, it's warm.

The chickens are laying more eggs.

You can just smell spring on the breeze.

It's true.



a new calf

The first calf is here! That means calving season is upon us....which is a lot of work. But it's also really neat, because I love seeing the calves running and kicking up their heels. Calves are sooo cute! I don't like the other stuff all that well, (ie. getting up at 2 am to check the cows) and I don't like it when some of the calves don't make it, but it's all worth just seeing those baby calves enjoying life.



Best Valentine's Wishes from Maya

I know, it's been forever since I did a post. Sorry about that.
I'm taking time off from my busy life to wish you all....
I hope you all have a wonderful day!


lone tree

I hear the wind
it's whistling
through the branches
of the leafless trees.
the sun is shining
but it's cold
but not as cold
as when the
snow flies blowing
through the air
i see the lone tree
it stands
and waits for spring.
and i wait with it.


It's Bread-making Time!

The wheat mill whines
It's time to grind
The wheat to flour.
It's bread making time!
The flour puffs
I measure cups
And pour in oil.
It's bread making time!

The stiff dough thumps
I knead the lumps
My arms work hard.
It's bread making time!

The oven heats
It smells so sweet
Can't wait to eat!
It's bread making time!



I got tagged, twice. I think it's the same award thing...anyway, it has the same rules so I'm treating it like I got awarded the same award twice.
Thanks so much, Storyteller and Evangela!

The Rules:
1. List 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you left
3. Ask 11 new questions for those you nominate
4. Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate
5. Go to each blogger's page and let them know about the award
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
7. No tag backs

My 11 facts: =D
1. I am hopefully going on a trip in July.
2. To New York.
3. The state, not the city.
4. I would hate going to the city.
5. Because I am used to wide open spaces, not places where you can't see the sky.
6. And I don't like being in a crowd.
7. I get sort of claustrophobic in a crowd.
8. And I haven't even been in a real crowd.
9. Because crowds don't exist in Wyoming.
10. Because it is the state with the fewest people living in it.
11. and I love it.

The questions from Evangela:
1. Would you rather live on a deserted island a country farm or in a busy city? That's easy, a country farm.
2. If you were to write a story what time frame would it be in? Um, the ones I have written tend to be before the twentieth century.
3. What is your favorite name and its meaning? Ooh, hard one. I don't really know.
4. Which do you like best, Skittles or M&M's? Skittles. =D
5. What person has inspired you most? Ludwig von Beethoven has inspired me in music, and a lot of different people have inspired me in other things.
6. Which person would you rather meet, Adolph Hitler or Barak Obama? I would prefer neither.
7. If you had 1000 dollars what would you do with it? Save it, and give at least a tenth part away.
8. Which is your "love language"?
      1. Physical Touch (Hug, kiss, etc.),
      2. Words of Affirmation (Words of encouragement, affection, endearment),
      3. Quality Time (Going out with that person, spending time with them)
      4. Gifts (I think this is pretty easy to understand)
      5. Acts of Service (Someone doing your chores for you, helping you with your school)
I don't know. Maybe quality time.
9. Which of the four personality types are you?
    1.Lion-Needs freedom/Craves authority, Goal setter
     2.Otter- Energizer Bunny/Entertaining
     3.Golden Retriever - More interested in relationships than goals, a good time, or tasks
     4.Beaver- Perfectionist, cautious, high standards
I would say I'm part beaver and golden retriever.
10. What number are you in your birth order? (First child, second child, third child, etc.) First child.
11. What is your favorite game? I like lots! Progressive rummy, phase 10, Apples to Apples, etc.

And here's the questions from Storyteller.
1. What do you think about the idea of Eternal Security? Where do you get your facts for that? Explain. You mean like if you can't lose your salvation? In Hebrews 6:4-6, the Bible says: It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. I think that's pretty clear.

2. What's the most annoying song put out by your favorite music artist? Well, I don't really have one. I don't really have a favorite music artist, so I don't keep track of any artist's songs well enough to know of a really annoying one.

3. What's your least favorite song? I can't think of one right now, unless The Song That Never Ends, which doesn't really count.

4. Would you rather not have to do school or keep on doing school? Explain. I like school, but I don't want to do it for the rest of my life.

5. If you had been back before the Civil War, what would you have done about slavery? Would you have joined the underground railroad? Helped slaves escape, but not with the underground railroad? Explain. I think I would have tried to help slaves escape. I'm not sure if I would have joined the underground railroad, but I don't really know.

6. Would you rather design your own blog or have somebody else design it for you? If someone else can do it better than I can, someone else. If I can do it better, myself.

7. Who would you rather be--Frodo from LOTR or C-3PO from Star Wars? Frodo.

8. Who do you like better--Aragorn from LOTR or Luke Skywalker from Star Wars? Aragorn!

9. Who do you like better--Arwen from LOTR or Princess Leia from Star Wars? Arwen. Even though she's not really a main character in the books.

10. Who do you like better--Eowyn from LOTR or Padme from Star Wars? Don't even know who Padme is, so Eowyn, by default.

11. Who (in your opinion) is the worst actor of the Pevensie children in the Narnia movies? Uhh, I cannot say I am a good opinion, but maybe the one who plays Susan?
Now here's my questions for the people I nominate with this to answer.
1. If you could go back in time, which person (except for Jesus) would you most like to meet? 'why?
2. If you could choose which time period you could be born in, which would you choose? Why?
3. Do you prefer math or language arts?
4. History or science?
5. Do you like reading mysteries or adventure books more?
6. Do you like older books or more recently published books better?
7. Do you like acting?
8. Would you rather go on a plane trip by yourself, or go on a road trip in a van with a huge family?
9. Where would you most like to go in the world? Why?
10. Are you extroverted (like to be around people all the time) or introverted (Prefer being alone or with a few close friends)?
11. Do you like to draw/do art stuff, or do musical stuff better?

Annnd, anyone who wants this can have it. My brain is exhausted from all that work!