Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Life as a Cruise Director

I have been struggling lately with "low mommy moments". The easiest way to explain this for me, is I feel like a "cruise director" on a ship, but I never go anywhere amazing or get a big fat pay check!! I have been scheduling, running, helping, running, telling kids they need to run, telling hubby we need to do something, Oh, did I mention running? Part of the struggle comes from seeing my kids older and not needing me like they did when they were little. Now I hand them money and the keys to the car and pray they will make it wherever safely. The boat I am directing is in quickly changing waters and it is scary! I feel like I am constantly moving, but I am not getting anywhere. August always seems to be a difficult month. We have 4-H week, hubby and I and the older 3 kids work a week of camp as counselors (which I am stepping back from this year), and we go on vacation to the Upper Peninsula the last week in August, then school starts up again!! Wow! time sure does fly as you get older.

On a better note, the garden is in full swing and I have already canned 32 quarts of pickles this week! My tomatoes are a bit slow, but I look for them to hit the next week or so.

Hubby's radio show was picked up by a syndicated blog talk show out of Dallas. That was huge for him! He will be on every Sunday afternoon at 3p.m.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun Sunday

Hubby and I took the two youngest to North Star Alpaca farm to meet Maple and her herd of alpaca. We had such a wonderful time, and Maple was the SWEETEST lady! We left with hugs and promised that her and I would get together to just spin and talk fiber soon. The kids got to go out and feed her alpacas and B. got to lead one around in the pasture, with her knowledge of horses she was a natural at it. J. had to be "bribed" to go, but loved it when we got there. Her barn was cleaner that our house, we were so impressed. She gave me alot of help on getting my yarn business going. Of course I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pictures! but we will be going back there soon.


This hot weather we have had most of the summer has caused our garden to explode!! Last year we had nothing in the garden due to a June rainstorm that dropped 5-6 inches in about two hours. So we have been out picking and I have already frozen beans, and canned pickles and it looks like just the beginning!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

And the Winner is.....

Our Crazy Farm!!! Yea! I will get your hat to you in the mail this next week! Thank you to everyone who signed up. Keep checking back, I will do another giveaway this fall again.

Friday, July 9, 2010


I am doing a "Christmas in July Heatwave Giveaway" I think most of the nation is in the middle of a heatwave right now, although in Michigan we did have a cold front move through. We are in the mid-eighties instead of the nineties!!! I have been wanting to get some more traffic to my blog and yarn/angora shop for some time now. I have been doing some research and decided the best way to start is with a giveaway. Everyone loves to get free stuff, even if it is an Angora stocking cap that is seven times warmer than wool! So from now until next Friday, July 16, leave a comment for me on this post and we will pick the winner next Friday! You will get this 100% hand-spun, hand-dyed knitted stocking cap:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I Got an Article Published!!!

With Hubby working for Christian Devotions Ministries I have be able to get a piece published on their kids site Go to Devo Kids and click on the "nature" button. You will be able to see one of our English Angora rabbits and learn a little about the rabbits and see what we do with them. There will also be a project coming up on there also about how to dye yarn with Kool-aid that you can try with your kids.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Blogging here now

I am in the procees of getting our farm "business" up and going a little bit more this summer. Over the years I have toyed with names of our farm and blog. Tail Spin Farm has become the one we are using on all of our stuff so I will be switching over and blogging here now: Please change this in your links.

Friday, July 2, 2010


We just finished out our week of VBS and the theme this year was Superheros. I did not have to think too long on a costume, I just had to pull my cape out of the closet!