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!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beautiful Game Day!

Good afternoon from the Knolltop!  It's cool, a bit windy but not a cloud, well, maybe a couple of clouds in the sky! I just got back from walking outside, yes normally I walk on the treadmill, but today, I ventured out while Sadie was sleeping.  I have to sneak out like a mom with an anxious baby.  Sadie loves to go with me but she is getting so old, blind and deaf, she doesn't hear cars coming and of course she doesn't hear me calling her.  Yes, I know what you're thinking....put a leash on the dog gone dog!  Good idea....but it's easier to sneak out.

The boys have a game today at home. I will take my trusty camera and get some pictures.  It occurred to me I have no baseball pictures and I will need some for JW's open house.  Oh my heaven's I said the O.H. words! Every time I speak or hear those words I start to cringe!  I'm not organized enough to have a full fledged open house...doggone it I said it again (cringe, cringe, cringe)

I'm getting this thing planned and progressing along and I feel pretty 'ok' about it.  Just as long as I stay away from other mothers who are more organized and I don't have to listen to how they have the tent ordered the food is finalized, the picture collage is done, the ice sculpture is in the freezer along with all the home made cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and every other delectable thing you could see at an open house.  Come on people....this isn't a wedding reception!!!!!! (deep breath, phew...almost had a full blown panic attack!)

Nope, we aren't doing all that food, people can have their main course at the other 20 open houses, they will have to suffer through ice cream sundaes at JW's party.  Yep, that's what we're serving, ice cream with all the toppings, root beer floats and brownies! What else would you expect from a dairy farm????? I think I'll order some of those M&M's with JW's name on them...those sound so fun!

Okay, now it's time to make subs for half the baseball team.  Every time I take the subs into the boys, they tell me, "Oh mom, Tommy wants a sub next time!"  Oh, okay, just call me "Subway!"  JW, Luke, Jake, Dewey, Dave and Logan today.....I wonder who we will add next week?

Gotta go!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Time to Catch-Up!

Good Morning from a sunny, going to be a beautiful day on the Knolltop! 

Taking me a long time to get something gathered up for my Dairy Agenda Today blog, I finally got around to what I wanted to post, something that wasn't too personal, too mother-ish, too condescending, too preachy, just something that everyone would want to read about(it took copious amounts of graham crackers dipped in melted chocolate) and I finally thought I would just put up a bunch of pictures and then the site went down so now I can't post there so I'll post here instead!  This blog has become such a step-child!  Isn't that awful! 

Anyway, Luke and JW have a game today at Jackson Christian.  Sarah had a tournament last weekend and they did rather well.  They were first in the Silver division.  Today I have to bed the barn before I head to town and get some lunchmeat for subs for the boys before they go to their game.  Then I've got to vote for the schoolboard, which is a joke...not going there!  And then I've got Bible study then back for dinner before the game.  Why am I still sitting here?????

Here are a couple of pictures for you.

Now this is for Bobby's birthday, unfortunately he doesn't look too thrilled, but I promise you, he was....I just didn't capture the right smile.  Sarah made and decorated the cake for him and he had a great birthday getting all kinds of tools for his big day!

This picture of me a Luke is notable because of what we were hiding.  We were at my Aunt Sande's house helping her pack her stuff to move and we had to take a lunch break.  Grandma brought a wonderful picnic lunch that included Oreo cookies!!!! We were busy munching on the chocolate goodies when Sarah picked up the camera and started taking pictures of us. 
We both had a mouth full of Oreos and cookie crumbs in the corners of our mouths so we had to take a moment to wipe those off and then pose for the real picture.

I love my family!!!!