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!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wow, what a birthday!

Good morning from an overcast, humid, about to rain any minute Knolltop!
I have to say I had a great birthday yesterday. Yes, it was my birthday and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm 43 now. Of course you knew that, it's on my profile. Anyway, yesterday morning the boys showed up to finish up chores for me. I came in the house and was told to go lay down and wait for breakfast. So laying down, Bobby came in and asked if I was sick. I replied that I was following orders.....without any hesitation, I might add.

Sarah whipped up a big breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast and coffee for the whole family. She was amazing, she messed up every dish in the kitchen and had fun doing it! After breakfast I opened my present from my creative daughter....a t-shirt she hand painted with "I'm the worlds best mom" on the front. Don't think I didn't shuck out of my barn shirt and proudly put that baby on!

As I was enjoying watching my two boys play baseball last night my phone rang and it was Mr. Kyser. He wanted to know when we would be home from the game because he and Donna had cake and ice cream waiting for me! What a surprise! I'll admit it, before that call I'd been a bit disappointed that we hadn't gorged on the first bite of birthday cake all day and the chances of getting a sugar high from too much chocolate frosting was getting me down. But I consoled myself with the wonderful birthday greetings I'd had all day from phone calls and emails of good friends and family.

We came home to a beautiful layer cake and vanilla ice cream. Now I'm getting a hankerin' for a little sugar, I'd better get this done so I can go have a piece of cake!

One more thing....I received an email from my buddy Gene VanRhee with a picture of this pretty blond girl from the Netherlands named Minke.

Apparently she was at Tim Baker's recently clipping cows. It was her debut as a fitter and her first cow only took 6 hours. I wonder if Tim is paying her by the cow or the hour?