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!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

It's chilly!

It was down in the single digits this morning on the Knolltop. But the barn was warm.

Last night while I milked, Bobby and the boys brought in all the dry cows and heifers and tied them in to the empty stalls in the barn. It was a rodeo as those heifers who haven't been in the barn since they were six months old came in and challenged every barrier there was. But every one of them is now tied in a stall.

The amazing thing was the difference they made this morning as we walked into the barn. It was so much warmer in there....I loved it! It will be a rodeo this morning as we let them out to bed the stalls and get them back in...it will be good to have all the kids to help us out!

Last night we went and supported the girls basketball team as they lost to Litchfield. After the game we always stay and help the athletic director and his wife...good friends of ours, clean up the trash and fold the chairs and stuff.

While we clean Luke and their son, Brad, shoot baskets until we finally pull them off the floor and take them home. We stayed too long last night...long enough so that Bobby and Gary, the AD, got into a game with Luke and Brad. I guess they just wanted to see if they still had "it." Although Bobby felt great last night when he got home...this morning he was a little stiff. I was proud of my nearly 50 year old husband who could still try to take his 14 year old....I said "try."

Today the boys have to work for the neighbor and then Luke has basketball practice. Sarah and Jake also have practice and I will spend the day cleaning, baking and running!