Full house / farmyard!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WOW what an Easter we have had. We have had a fantastic time - but exhausting! Oh wait a minute that's probably because our church has run a kids club this last 3 days - with today being the last day! I can't believe how tiring a bunch of 50-odd kids can be - well it may be the preparation as well - oh & the silly daylight saving time change - are we the only one who hate the first week of changed time? It seems the kids are going to bed later (with their new bedtime being at an hour later - although the same "time") & of course they still get up just as early (which is actually an hour earlier). Well that probably doesn't make sense, but nothing in my brain is making sense right at the moment - sorry!

So what happened over Easter.... well we have had a wonderful visit with Dave's parents! It was lovely having them come & spend some quality time with us all. It is so nice for the children to get to spend this time with grandparents & great for us enjoying their company as well!

And I got a new baby!!

Introducing...... Bessie Buttercup Gertrude

Isn't she just the cutest. I find myself jumping out of bed in the morning eager for some calf cuddles as I feed her her milk (she's still on the bottle - but it's a great time for her to get used to us cuddling & patting her). She sure is lively though & it was very difficult to get any photos of her as she was moving around constantly - either that or wanting to be on my lap!

So why my excitement?.... Well first of all she's a jersey heifer..... that's right she's a she and jersey - with excellent bloodlines. Which means that in a couple of years Sunnyside will have it's own beautiful creamy delicious raw milk!!! Yes we will be one more step towards being self - sufficient!!!

The other reason is that Bessy will be a permanent part of our family - we can love upon her all we want without the knowledge that she will have to be either chopped or sold!!!

Now I know you probably don't understand my excitement, but this is something I have been dreaming about since I was a girl - a dairy cow called Bessie (this time Zai didn't get an option about her first name - although notice the string of names...)!

Sometimes dreams do come true...

In the meantime the washing line is calling me & I have 3 days worth of housework to catch up on! We are also eagerly counting down the days until Saturday when my parents & Granny arrive for a fortnight!! We love visitors at Sunnyside!

Hope you are enjoying your school holidays!

With Joy

Renata :)


Mum-me said...

No, you certainly aren't the only family who dislikes the time change or has trouble adjusting!

Your Easter sounded lovely, and enjoy your new 'baby'.

Grannysaurus said...

Bessie is gorgeous. I love cows. Everyone I know who has had a "house cow" has loved them to bits and been loved to bits by their bovine in return. They have sooo much character - the cows I mean.

Jan said...

I was brought up on a dairy farm and love new animals, my daughter has alpacas.
Thanks for sharing your Easter.
Jan - Northern NSW

Kimmie said...

Smiling at God's goodness in giving you your heart's desire.

Love your new baby!!

mama to 8
one homemade and 6 3/4 adopted

Catherine said...

Bessie Buttercup Gertrude is the PERFECT NAME. I love it. In response to "Does your daughter breastfeed her dolls?" No, but my son does! x

Ana Degenaar said...

She is so cute, it reminds me that I've never taken my daughter to the zoo or a farm. Yikes! we really need to do that asap. Hugs

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

What a awesome life your kids are getting to experience!
Your new baby is gorgeous!

Heather said...

Bessie is precious!

I hate the time change too. I'm always a big crab for at least the first 3 days.

SF said...

What a beautiful post Renata! I love feeling your joy! :) Bessie is gorgeous. How I would love a dairy cow around here. *Sigh* - maybe one day! And yes, dreams definitely do come true! xo

Ruby said...

Hi Renata!
I just called across from Generation Cedar, where we both reacted similarly to a post she had there!
I have enjoyed looking around here and you have a gorgeous family. Also recognize my blogging friend, Mum-me over here. Australia is a small place in some ways, eh?

debi9kids said...

OH! I just sat here reading this with a HUGE smile on my face.
God is blessing you tenfold.

Cassandra said...

I know its late but happy easter! and i just have to say that your new calf SO CUTE!!!!!

Love all the pics, and i wanted to say thanks for all the comments you leave on my blog. I really appreciate them Renata :-)

Cassandra xx

Camille said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit Renata! It was lovely to come by "your place" today too! :)

Oh...how FUN to have a dairy cow...AND Bessie is the perfect name! :)

Your children are beautiful and the pics you take of them show their love of life! Such a wonderful spot you live in! The Lord bless you today as you seek to serve Him in all you do!


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