Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's Spring and time to plant seeds...

Our favorite Spring place-mats at the table inform us of this fact every time we take the time to read them. And indeed, it is time to get the seeds in the ground! We're pretty sure it's finally done blizzarding in North Dakota. :)

Andrew and Mom took turns discing in one of our fields today and Dad came behind with the planter, planting thousands of sunflower seeds in just a short amount of time. He just got in now for his supper and for a good nights rest.

We got most of our tomato plants out in the garden today and all of the peppers and some onions we had to transplant. Now we just have the spot North of the spuds to plant and then comes weeding galore! Some of our Lima beans are popping their heads out of the earth today and our popcorn was up yesterday, so that's exciting.

I'd like to thank those of you who've been praying for my dad and brothers to get over this nasty cold. Everyone sounds much better today and has more energy... :) PTL! Still, to help our health along, we all juice/fruit fasted today.

I thought I'd post some pictures from yesterday of when the new bulls came. I didn't have the energy last night to load the pictures onto the computer, or I would have posted them then...

Here my dad and Andrew are visiting with Mr. Vetsch a little bit before unloading the bulls.

Andrew's directing traffic... (and if you look real close, you can see the new grass we planted poking up through the straw!)

Meet the newest members of the barnyard, who will stay in this small pen until they're used to their new surroundings. It was so funny--yesterday they were all standing in a row looking towards us, when a goat bawled. All 3 heads turned in the direction of the sound, then when nothing else happened, they looked back at us again. Then a rooster crowed... Head number 1, then 2, then 3 turned once more toward the unfamiliar sound. :) They are much more at ease today though and they thoroughly enjoy the oats we feed them.

There are only 5 more days 'till the graduation! Yikes... Actually, plans have been coming along well and we've been hearing from friends that will be able to attend, so I'm really looking forward to Sunday! I made a double batch of home-made ice cream today for Sunday evening around the campfire, so I hope some people will be able to join us then too...or else the 5 of us will have a lot of ice cream to eat! :)

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