Sunday, May 08, 2016

Happy Mama's Day!

Hope all you mothers are having a lovely day! I always liked this family portrait...


...grainy though it may be! Today is also our 23rd wedding anniversary. Time flies so fast!

And the week has flown by so fast... I checked on my bees on Friday and they were all very busy...


Oodles of pollen coming in!


Pollen baskets stuffed full!


They are so gentle. I was in the thick of all this with no gloves and no one bothered me at all. A few curious girls crawled around on my hands for a bit, and that was all.

Meanwhile we had our riding lesson on Friday and afterwards got to watch this sweet three-week-old foal frolic with her mama...



Excuse my helmet-hair. Isn't she cute?


All legs and a bundle of energy!

Yesterday, Emerson decided to take a stab at driving the tractor...




He wanted to plant fields of catnip. Good thing his paws don't reach the pedals!

And Gordon I both got to try out this fun machine...


Our friend Luc is doing lots of work around our farm and was kind enough to let us try digging a hole with this yesterday. I must say, I had a blast.


Gordon did more digging than me!


And oh look...


...I had many volunteers helping me move hay the other day!

I use the term "helping" very lightly.

And I wonder what Buttercup was looking at through the window while Emerson slapped Daisy?



Emerson was king of the castle, Honey was queen, Buttercup was underling, and Archie wanted to get in on the fun.



Useless creatures! :)



Penny fell asleep in the sun like this yesterday. She's dozing in this picture. I see it's time to trim her hooves again.


Here's Gordon with his girlfriend Sandy. He bought her a cute new halter. But I'm pretty sure I'm still his #1 love. Happy anniversary, Sweetie!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.







21 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! And Happy Mother's Day! Very nice to see some kitty photos. I love the one with 2 playing smacky paws and one peaking in the barn. Such cuties.

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  2. Happy Happy Mother's Day and Happy Anniversary!!!!!! You look like your Mama!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  3. Dear Knatolie & Gordon! HAPPY #23! Bravo! You both look so strong and agile in your equestrian mode. I LOVE today's photos. And boy, Knatolie, do you ever resemble your mom!
    Your friendship is treasure to all who know you in-person or on the intertubes!

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    1. Brian, if I could be on my horse every single day, I would be. Maybe once he comes home for good!

      I treasure my friendship with you, too. Can't wait to see you soon! xoxoxox

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Time goes by in a hurry.

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  5. Why is all that pollen on the floor, at the entrance to the hive?

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    1. Before I took this pic, I still had the entrance reducer in the bottom entrance, so the bees sort of had to jostle to get in, and were no doubt knocking pollen off their legs in the process! :)

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  6. I'm very comfortable with bees too. Last year I took a blind friend into the local bee yard. We had to scramble over a low rubble rock wall and then a strand of electric. I think the entry exercise got rid of her anxiety so we could just stand by and enjoy the experience. I miss having bees. :(

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    1. That's so great! Bees are generally so gentle, as you know. It's nice to help people get over their knee-jerk fear of them.

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  7. What a great time you have on the farm. I'm so in love with the curious cats and Emerson is quite talented I see!! Life is good,

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    1. Emerson is SUCH a character. He kills me!

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  8. Natalie, you look so much like your Mum.
    Hope you and Gordon had a lovely anniversary.
    Loving all the critter photos!

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    1. I'm also the same height as her, roughly the same weight, with the same big (size 10) feet! :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Loved all the pictures, thank you for sharing! :-)

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    1. Thank YOU for reading!!

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  10. If I didn't know any better, that picture of your mom could totally been mistaken for you!

    Nice to see everyone on the farm peaking up with the spring weather!

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    1. When i see my relatives, they always go on and on about me being the spitting image of my Mum. :)

      I am so glad spring is here!

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  11. poor Emerson - his dreams of fields of catnip doused by short legs and no thumbs :)

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Gosh that foal is so cute :)

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