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!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birthday fun

Good Morning from the clear, sunny Knolltop.

We had a very busy day yesterday. I spent most of the day editing a story I'm doing for Holstein International. Never in my life have I had to work at editing until yesterday. The story was way too long...that doesn't happen too often. But when you're writing a feature about one of the most historical Holstein dispersal's in the world, the Butlerview Parade of Perfection Sale it's difficult to stop writing. I had to trim the story from 1650 words down to 1300. It was actually fun to be challenged in this area of trying to say the same thing and convey the same feeling with fewer words. But I got it's exactly 1300 words.

Then when the kids got home, I fixed dinner, had coffee and took Sarah, Jake and Sarah's four year old charge, Alice, to get some volleyball shoes. When we got home, I went out and finished up milking for Bobby so he could take Luke to basketball practice. When I got in from the barn, Sarah had Luke's cake in the oven and we were wrapping presents. When they got home we sang, opened and ate birthday cake and ice cream. Boy was it good too!

Today, I've got to get a fiesta basket together for a silent auction at the Michigan Spring Jackpot Holstein Show this weekend. My neighbor and I are in cahoots about it.