Friday, March 21, 2008

spring has sprung!

officially but not really totally yet where we are. in fact, there was a fresh coat of snow on the ground when i awoke this morning.. funny sincejust yesterday i was outside in a tee-shirt on my knees starting to weed the garden..but the days are getting longer and there are definite signs of spring around. ngaio and i saw a butterfly a few days ago and the cows down the road are all birthing their calves. i got to scratch a brand new calf under the chin one sunny morning last week. it came right up to the fence to meet me and elwynn. it was just beautiful. mama still had the umbilical cord hanging out of her! she hadn't yet passed her placenta. its sad to thing that they are born just to get big and be eaten, yet they are still so tame and trusting of humans.
im looking forward toi having a huge garden this year. timothy has already started a few things in one of our sunny south facing windows, i'm sure it will just be a few weeks and we will have the shelf full of small green sprouts. yay!

may can't come soon enough.. my sister is moving up to the north thompson!! hopefully the clearwater hospital wont close (dr. shortage) because she wants to live in little fort or clearwater to be near us.

elwynn, ngaio and rue-bee are doing well..ngaio just got over a rather nasty sickness but she is very much back to her old self now. its amazing how fast they bounce back at 2!

elwynn is happy to be free of school for spring break. its hard getting up so early for such a small guy, but summer will be here soon enough.

rue is almost 2 months old now. time is flying by sooo fast! she is absolutely the most sweet baby in the world (they all are though!) im just sooooo in love. i can't get enough of her smiles and little "coo's & goo's"

so that's our short update..

no knitting in sight but i did get some beautiful white and pink and red veregated HPY in the mail a while ago from just waiting for some free time to cast on some longies.. one day..right?


Lizz said...

How nice to get an update from ya Fern!

nocton4 said...

Wonderful to see you back and hear your news.
Would love to know the pattern you use for your soakers and longies and also where do you buy your wonderful yarn ?
Look forward to more updates although I know how busy 3 can be .... be gentle to yourself.
Denise xx

~Yola said...

Hello there,

I found my way to your Blog via MDC, either checking out pics of your new Babe or your knitting, I can't remember which, lol

Reading your blog and profile made me feel like I'd found a kindred spirit and I've been paitiently waiting for you to post again since getting home so I could say introduce myself :-)

I'm Yola, Mum to 3, Dd is 8, Ds's are 3 3/4 and 1 1/2. We live on SSI and are looking to move to who-knows- where in the interior sometime this summer. (got any suggestions? HS, and UC friendly environment needed!)

One other thing...I didn't relise anyone else knew who Charles DeLint WAS, let alone would consider him a favorite author...I considered myself lucky to have been introduced to his writing and thought the only reason that'd happened was due to him and my Step-dad being old friends!

Ciao for now, I hope to see you around :-)

Hawkfeather said...

happy spring family!!
I hope you are doing well- we miss you to bits.
we are sadly having to leave our beloved home after my mothers broke up unexpectidly and our family was a pawn to try to hurt one another.
we have talked a wee bit about looking into where you are- we think the coast and us need a break- too much tension and conflict for us and our babies.

Email me if you can Fern- I am wondering where you are and what it is like?

Brynn's Mama said...

Thinking of you and your family, Fern! I always enjoy reading your updates. :)

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