Friday, July 27, 2012
Pain is kept to a minimum secondary to pain killers (which he is not used to. We have here a man who rarely took a paracetamol for a headache, now taking Oxycodone whenever necessary).
We are all managing the farm with the help of our friend Farmer John too. The goats are doing well, lots of new kids, some twins in the mix. I think the count is seven births in all, one death due to fox attack. Our prize goat, Wimmera, who lost her kid to the fox attack is now playing the role of wet nurse to a lamb. The lamb, named "Prickles" (pictured above with Mia) is flourishing on all the good goat's milk that Wimmera is producing.
The Winter's rain that hit the area the farm is situated in made the road into the farm very soggy and boggy. So a load of big rocks was purchased and delivered and our little family got together and spread those rocks using hands and shovels. I am so proud of our children for helping out with that difficult task. Now the area can be accessed with vehicles knowing they shall not get stuck.
Today we note lots of frog calls happening about the place both on the farm and near to our home. Happy sounds of frogs :)
The boys received their half yearly school reports for High School and both are doing very well in their main subjects. Both are enjoying their Elective subjects too. Tomas and I attended his Electives night this week. It involved learning about how to choose the right electives for Year 10 next year, and it would be so confusing for a student who does not know what they want to do for a career in the future I can tell you!
The girls attended their first School Disco this week. Mia chose a gorgeous dress to wear for the disco which is NOT like her at all. Our farm girl Mia does not usually wear skirts or dresses so she surprised not only us, but her friends too. She was so happy at the disco. Sarah chose some lovely bright jeans and a bright top with a horse decorated in sequins. I assisted with the disco canteen and the students used their manners appropriately when ordering their treats. In all this has been a good week for all of the children.
(Sorry if this post is all over the shop. I am not used to this new way of blogging and posting of pictures and I am too scared to move them around (the pictures that is) and risk loosing them all together)