It is nice to find a fellow farm mom blogger! I am a mom blogger from a small farm in south Georgia. I look forward to reading your blog and if you would like to visit my blog is www.lifeonmuddywaterfarm.com.
Next month we will begin "Tractor Tuesday's" featuring a giveaway from kubota tractor.
Wow, you have quite a menagerie there :) The only non-cows we have are 2 working dogs and 2 cats. We did have a few geese and some chickens but the dogs got to them :( so we decided to not go there again!
Lots of wildlife though - blue tongue lizards, goannas, brown and red belly black snakes, the occasional green frog, grass parrots, rosellas, magpies, currawongs, gallahs, sulphur crested cockatoos, foxes, hares, rabbits, kangaroos, echidnas....
We don't have any stud cattle apart from the bulls which we buy in. We're called "commercial" breeders down here.
We don't have a milking cow either. Husband keeps threatening but it comes down as to WHO is going to do the milking LOL.
We raise beef cattle - mostly Angus cows and Angus, Gelbviegh and Santa Gertrudis bulls. We also grow a bit of grain in the process of improving our pastures, mostly with oats although we have grown wheat and barley too. Our land is mostly sloping/hilly so not ideal for broadacre farming, but great for grazing.
Yes, the girls had a great day - it was hot so they and their friends were in and out of the pool all day. As this is our summer vacation the children have six weeks off. We have four terms here of 10 weeks each with approximately 2 weeks off in between terms (except end of year like now). Our school year also follows the calendar year which I don't believe yours does? Brrr ice hey!? It was over 40celsius here today (about 104F)...
Thanks for the kind words about my jewellery - always nice to get feedback :) Its funny you think its cool I'm in Australia - I think its cool you're all in the US (well most of MBC!). Its very hot here at the moment - typical end of year weather - and we're gearing up for new year celebrations. My daughters have their birthday on new years day so its all stations go here :D Have a great NYE and cheers to 2009!