Monday, May 11, 2015

My family is growing!!!!

Friday, May 9th
Mike and I headed to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to bring home a new family member.  We were both sick (still are) me with an upper respiratory bug and Mike with lower GI bug.   Our trip was still very exciting because we got to bring home Abby, our new Australian Shepherd puppy that is proving to be a perfect fit for us and our farm.  She's got this quiet, thoughtful way about her that doesn't affect how sweet her personality is at all.  Her intelligence is apparent after just a few moments, but I was quite shocked to find out that a stern NO when she is thinking she needs to eat the cat food is sufficient to deter her.  We have a lot of lesson yet, but I'm certainly happy with this little girl and our Corgi, Campbell is in love with her as well.  I am lucky enough to have a place that allows me to bring her to work, so for the next 6 months or so she will be with me almost constantly. 
Allow me to introduce Abby...........
Helping dad in the shed

Campbell and Abby chewing on cow hooves during their bonding yesterday

Today at work spilling out of her doggie bed under my desk.
Then on Sunday, MOTHER'S DAY!!! 

I got the best Mother's Day gift son Tyler, announced his engagement to his lovely girlfriend Shelby!  I could not have picked a better young lady for my son and we are thrilled to welcome her to our family.  They are even going to have the wedding at our farm, just like we did when we got married, they will be married on our property.  I am a blessed woman. 

Shelby and Tyler 

So, in conclusion.......that's one new daughter, 28 new lambs and one new puppy!!!  Not bad for April & May 2015. 

Had a great day with my mom, sister, Tyler and Shelby.  (Mike spent the day with his mom) 
Tyler, me, mom, Leslie and Tiffany (my niece) Great nieces and nephew.  I am so happy at how well my mom is doing now, she's rallied and looks great. 

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to Bartels family, beautiful girls! Such happy news!


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Mike and I

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Raised beds & chickens coops

Raised beds & chickens coops
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