Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Neighborly visits

Last night should've been a less than hectic evening on the Knolltop. There were only two practices and no games, but somehow the night was full. When I came home from picking up JW from practice Bobby left to go to Luke's practice. Jake, Sarah, JW and I were home to take care of chores. We began milking and the neighbor called and wanted the boys to help move some hay. I told him he'd have to wait 'til 8:00 when Luke got home. JW said he had lots of homework so I told him at 7:00 he could go in and get started and hopefully be done by 8 so he could go help the neighbor. Everything was great until Bobby called from the ball field and wanted JW to come over and pitch for batting practice for the boys. We finished milking, let the cows out and jumped in the pickup. Jake and Sarah were having a great time on the slip-n-slide so I left them home to have fun. On my way back home I noticed the neighbors on the corner were out visiting so I stopped in to see what was up with them and to ask a couple of questions. After talking over the price of corn, steers, corn bins and new pick ups I saw the other neighbor headed to my house to pick up the boys. I hightailed it home and we ended up standing around for another half hour visiting about the price of pigs, corn, corn bins and how much money we're losing in farming. Finally Bobby and the boys made it home, Luke changed his clothes and headed out to move hay, JW decided he needed to stay home and do homework and I finished up putting hay out and washing the pipeline. Jake and Sarah were bummed when I told them to put the slip-n-slide away but it was 8:30 and time to wrap up the day! When we finally all gathered in the livingroom to download for the day, we ended up watching the national spelling bee championships, which was a lot of fun. We all decided they were smarter than us since we had never even heard of any of the words they were spelling!