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Friday, November 30

Thursday's Farm Trip and More...


I picked the boys up from school on Thursday and Jordan told Brandon he could come along to the farm. It was a cold day and very windy, but not as bad as Tuesday.

Upon arrival, James was once again feeding and watering the chickens and goats. The boys spent time checking out all the goats. Brandon has an eye for picking those that are pregnant. He said, "Look Grandma, the goats baby is moving." I watched and sure enough, you could see the mother's side moving as the baby moved around. We called her over and ran our hands along her side to feel the baby move. Brandon had done this in the spring with Gertrude when she was expecting. He thinks it the most wonderful thing to feel the babys move while they are in their mother's womb.

On Tuesday, I told my readers that I would try to get a picture of Baby Pueblo and I was successful. Here he is.
Pueblo has always loved the boys and they love him. On Tuesday, James told Brandon that Pueblo would be traded because all of the goats at the farm were family. Surprisingly, Brandon accepted that. However, when I told Jordan, the tears flowed. James happened to come by and heard me talking to Jordan about Pueblo and informed us that Pueblo will be staying. The boys whooped with joy. Pueblo is their baby and they spent hours holding him on their laps and petting him when he was first born. The farm owners have decided to bring in some new female goats especially for Pueblo. He is going to have his own harem.

It was very cold at the farm. There's a big puddle near where we park the car and by the time we left at 5 pm, there was a thin coating of ice on it. The boys couldn't believe that it had formed while we were enjoying the animals inside the barn.

Today it's minus 3 here with a windchill factor of minus 8 Celsius. That is approximately 25 F., but feels like 17 F. Tonight it is to go down to minus 15 with the windchill factor, which will feel like about minus 6 F. And the forecast is rain, snow and sleet. What a mixture. Seems like we are to have an old fashioned winter here this year with lots of snow. Maybe it's a good thing that we are going South. January is to bring an abundance of snow.

Today I went to the drug store not far from here to mail some packages from their Post Office.

When I was walking through, I saw the beautiful angel below. The picture doesn't do her justice, but was the best I could get. After getting my parcels mailed off for the Christmas Ornament Exchange and another to a friend, I went back to check her out. I couldn't believe my eyes. She was only $6.99 and oh, so pretty. I bought her and a couple of Christmas books, which I will give away in a Pay it Forward post once I've read them.


37 comments:

  1. Time at the farm sounds like a wonderful experience for the boys. I'm so glad to read that the boys will get to continue to see Pueblo and that he will soon have some "lady friends."

    And what a beautiful and ethereal angel...and only $6.99? Amazing!

    I wish you lots of cozy nights snuggled inside your home.

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  2. I loved the fact that Pueblo will get to stay and have his own harem. Kids are so much fun to play with and I know the boys enjoy them even inside the Mommies.
    That was a great find and she is so pretty.
    Where do you go in January? Florida. Are you a Snow Bird?

    Peace be with you and I need to go finish dinner as Prince just walked in the door.

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  3. I can well imagine how happy the boys were to find out that Pueblo was staying after all:-) I think the interaction the boys have with the animals is just wonderful...too many kids these days don't have any respect for animals. Oh Mary, that angel is just so precious and wow, the price was perfect too!! It's -13c here right now and there's a nasty wind blowing...I'm not going out there tonight, I'm staying inside where it's cozy and warm:-) xoxo

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  4. I enjoyed your farm posts. It is nice to see animals kept in such good conditions (especially the chickens!) Yes, we are headed for some nasty weather it seems. Keep warm!

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  5. Joan,

    Thanks so much. It's cold here tonight because of the wind and dampness.

    The boys are thrilled that Pueblo will be staying. I remember how hard it was to see my favorite animals disappear from Grandpa's farm, but that is farm life.

    Thanks for your kind comments.
    Mary

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  6. Lady Di,

    We are not really snowbirds. We do live in Ontario and yes, hubby wants to go to Florida. I've been there so many times that I would rather go somewhere else, but I'm out voted on this one, so Florida it is. We are taking the boys to Disney World.

    Thanks for commenting. I always enjoy your visits.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  7. Pea,

    It's not nice out, that's for sure. I'm dreading taking Meeko out for his nightly rounds. I will put on boots etc. just to keep warm. And we are to get all kinds of foul weather overnight. I'm thinking that you will get just as bad or worse where you are.

    Enjoyed your visit.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  8. Ruth,

    The people at the farm are good christian people and the stalls are clean and the animals well taken care of. Soon it will be time to clean up the horses for the winter. They've been out in the corral and need some brushing and TLC. First, they had to get the goats and chickens taken care of. Work on a farm is neverending.

    Take care and stay safe and warm.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  9. What a joyous trip to the farm with the boys, Mary! Thanks for sharing all the details and beautiful photos :0)

    And... the angel is beautiful!

    Smiles,
    Michele

    P.S.
    Sorry I haven't been by much lately ;'(

    I'll have to drop by more often!

    Blessings to you...

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  10. I am so glad that pueblo is staying, I know how happy that made the boys. That angel is so beautiful my friend.

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  11. Michele,

    I haven't been visiting as much as usual either. I have much to do before Christmas and it seems that nothing is getting done as I would like it too. However, Christmas will come whatever is done and we will have a wonderful time.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  12. Denise,

    To be truthful, I'm also happy Pueblo is staying. He is a sweet little guy, though he is changing a little. Getting more ornery as he gets bigger, like billy goats do. However, he still adores the boys and they adore him equally as much. You should have heard how happy they were. It did my heart good to hear the joyous sounds.

    Blessings,
    mary

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  13. Just one winter I would love to have some real cold weather and snow. Today it was in the high 60's. Cold for us is in the low 30's. And sniff--no snow.
    The angel is beautiful. My Mom and pastors wife collect them.

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  14. what a wonderful lesson on life for the boys to spend time on the farm... I'm glad for them that the little Pueblo will not have to leave.. so they can continue to enjoy him....
    you had a busy day with the farm and the purchase of your little Angel...
    I wish for you a very special week... you provide comfort and joy to so many people happy with your blog...

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  15. Mary,

    I always enjoy reading about your visits to the farm with the boys. I'm glad Pueblo is staying. Your cold weather is making me shiver. We are still mostly mild, 60s for the next few days. But the nights are chilly.

    Oh, your angel is lovely.

    Florida sounds good to me!

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  16. Oh, she is a most beautiful angel. What a great buy, too.
    Fun on the farm!! It sounds like the boys had a blast.
    Take care and stay warm!
    bj

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  17. I enjoy all farm stories too and I especially liked that picture of the "I wanna pat it" little fella.
    Mind if I make a suggestion or two? There's the Holyland experience in Orlando too. Plus, if you are planning to be there awhile, it might be a good idea to purchase the Entertainment book for $25 (I think that's what they go for) and it would pay for itself in no time not to mention that savings you would have. Even if you were only going for a couple of weeks.

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  18. Good Morning Mary,
    Thanks so much for taking us along with you on the trip to the farm again. I really enjoyed it. I'm glad yall have something like that that you can take your grandsons to and enjoy. Baby Pueblo is just so cute and I'm glad he gets to stay at the farm. I love your Angel. She is just beautiful. And you got yourself a bargain there. I sure wish I could find some good bargains like my blogfriends do. We have nothing around here really. Oh well, I'm not complaining. I have plenty anyway. You be sure and stay warm this weekend. It does sound cold there where you live. It is 43 degrees as I'm typing this. Take care my friend and have a great weekend. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  19. Mary
    The boys will love Disney World and you will make wonderful memories.
    I sat down last night and read the beautiful book I won. "The Shoe Box" tells it in a wonderful way, that we need to give all to Jesus. Thank you for sharing.
    love and prayers

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  20. Sharon,

    You will have to come to Canada for a vacation one winter so you can see snow. You would love it.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  21. Mimi,

    The farm is good for the boys. I grew up on the farm and it teaches life lessons, for sure. Sometimes they are hard lessons, but I'm glad Pueblo is staying. He's a darling.

    Thanks for dropping by.
    Blessings,
    mary

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  22. Renie,

    I'm not a lover of Florida itself, but will enjoy myself, I'm sure. It's just the thought of all that driving before we get there.

    The farm is so therapeutic for all of us. I've enjoyed you visit, as always.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  23. bj,

    The boys always have fun on the farm. Can you believe that the youngest disappeared and we found him on the trampoline? It was freezing and he had his shoes off and was jumping his heart out. LOL I hope he doesn't get sick.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  24. edge of design,

    We are going to be there about seven days, maybe a couple more. We're not sure yet just how long we're staying. Thank you so much for the suggestions. Yes, the Holyland experience would be wonderful for everyone and especially the boys. Thanks so much.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  25. Karen,

    It's cold but sunny here today. About 10 Farenheit early this morning. Brrr! I don't mind as long as there is no wind, but the wind chills me to the bone.

    Thanks for the comments on the angel. Yes, she was a deal and not in a place that usually has them. The drug store is often expensive but has lovely things. All I can usually do is look.

    Take care and keep warm.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  26. Lady Di,

    I'm glad you had a chance to read "The Shoe Box." It is a delightful story. I love my copy. It is something that I will keep for a very long time and probably read each Christmas. I used to have a copy of "The Christmas Box," that I did that with. Another marvelous story.

    Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  27. Yea! Pueblo gets to stay and the boys are so happy!! This is great!

    It sound really cold up there! It warmed up here enough that we didn't get the freezing rain like they said!!
    hugs, Grams

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  28. Mary, I just wanted you to know that the Christmas card I sent you this morning is animated, the snow is falling....but you need to upload it to photobucket...for some reason blogger doesn't 'do' animations.

    Giant hugs.

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  29. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with the boys.
    My that is a beautiful angel!
    Have a great day and stay warm! =)

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  30. Brrr, cold. And I'm complaining about 46F!

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  31. Grams,

    We went out looking for one of those little Christmas trees in a pot so we could decorate it and then plant it in the spring. We always have a 7 foot tree, but not this year when we are leaving for vacation on the 27th. So the little one it is and it is already decorated. The boys did it. It came with little decorations and lights. I will miss my tree.

    Yes, Pueblo will be staying and the boys are thrilled. Brandon is having a hard day today. Please keep him in your prayers.

    All that to say that the wind was very brisk and chilly. The weatherman is calling for freezing rain here tonight, which is not good. It is also to be very cold.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  32. Anni,

    Thanks. I have sent you an email, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  33. Willow,

    Ha! It would feel like spring to me at 46 right now. LOL It is to be minus, but remember, minus C is not as cold as minus F. That is why I always tree to give both temperatures.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  34. How lucky those boys are to have such amazing "farm experiences" with you. I'm relieved Pueblo gets to stay and will have a "harem" of his own :)

    My dad grew up on a farm in Kansas and always wanted to take the family back there, but mom was a "city gal" born in Michigan and always said she'd had enough cold weather to last a lifetime and she wasn't leaving Southern California to live anywhere else. Of course, she & dad moved to Arizona after my brother moved there with his family, but that's another story.

    Lovely angel. I would have purchased her too (though I have way too much Christmas "stuph" already)

    My sister and her husband (out in their RV for a couple of years) is currently in Georgia, but they'll be heading for Florida at the end of December. It would be odd for you guys to run into one another there, but stranger things have happened :)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  35. Mary,

    I'm always amazed at the wonderful experiences the boys have at the farm. Imagine Brandon being so observant as to see the baby moving inside it's mama. I am so glad the farm is keeping Pueblo!!

    Your angel is beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  36. Storyteller,

    Thanks for all the kind comments. I appreciate your friendship.

    Yes, we could run into one another. Stranger things have happened and it is a smaller world than we think.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  37. Tina,

    Brandon loves to see the babies move and he likes to run his hand along the goat's side to feel them move. He will be ecstatic when the kid(s) are born and will sit on a stool and hold them in his lap. He loves animals.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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