Monday, February 28, 2011

Life Catches Up!

Home at last!

Another long hiatus on post! I am so sorry! This past year was ( I hope) the craziest year of my life! So much has happened, I will not bore you with the details, but would like to let you all know that your prayers and notes of encouragement have been so precious! Helen, thank you so much for the Christmas happy, I just love it!

I wanted to let you all know that I decided to retire from my position with Hospice. It was a difficult decision to make, but, I beleive it was the right one for me. I found myself in an unhappy place this past year and finally got the kick that made me make a decision to make some changes. And, changes I have made ( of course, I am still sewing and quilting)! I have always been a farm girl at heart, so....

Let me introduce you to some of my new friends...

These are my Pineywoods Cattle. They are a heritage breed that is currently critically endangered. It feels awesome to be a small part in helping to save these hardy animals. The red one is the head cow; Big Mamma. The others in the lower pictures names are Anne Belle, Petunia and Bully. Not pictured are new babies Earl Pitz and another yet to be named bull calf!

Anne Belle



I really enjoyed the calving season! Can't wait for next year! I loved every stinking minute of waiting and watching for the calves to be born and tending these beautiful rare animals.

Not to leave anyone out, I have a coop full of gorgeous mutt chickens! I think we are up to about 20 chickens now and have an incubator full of eggs that are due March 16th! I hope this hatch goes better than my first attempt!

And, this sweet little Non-mutt chicken, a Blue Copper Maran, the lone survivor of m first attempt at incubationg eggs. His name is Yokeo!

And, of course, my side kick and protector of all-Bigfoot! Actually, he is not new, but would be quite offended that I didn't include him!

I have been doing some quilting as well, just don't have any pictures uploaded! I promise to upload some tomorrow...or the next day! I spend alot of my time between home and Baton Rouge, where my husband works.

I miss you all and will try and get caught up with you all in the next few weeks!