May 5, 2014

Kelly Farm in the Making

It's been quite a while since my last post. What followers I had are long gone now! That's ok this has always been for me, ok maybe for family to keep up with us. SO let's see, in the last four months we have adopted two female bunnies.
Snickers (L) and Trixie (R)
Trixie just gave birth to 6 precious babies on Sunday, of whom we plan to keep one and sell the rest.

We adopted two kittens after our Tommy cat ran away and never returned. Elsa and Charlie are now 12 weeks old and are so much fun to play with. They bring lots of joy into our home.  We also now have four Leghorn hens and 4 Silkie hens (we hope). They are just 4 weeks old and let me tell ya, chickens are a hoot to watch. They also love to snuggle. We love our chickens.
Sadly, we have said farewell to two of our family pets. Taffy and Jojo both have died. It's been hard on all of the kids. Those two guinea pigs were such a delight to have.

School is just about over for this school year and I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited about it. This has been a tough year for us. Moved in Oct, I fell braking my ankle and spraining my knee in Nov., the long extra cold winter we have had this year and Sean just had surgery. I am still dealing with knee problems as well. I am looking forward to the long summer days that is for sure!

Jan 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Five weeks ago I took a step and down I went, without warning and never had a chance to stop it.  It ended with 2nd degree sprained knee, 2nd degree sprained ankle and an avulsion fracture of the talus.  This accident has cost us over $1500 in medical bills and now we will be fighting with the property's owner's liability insurance to get them to pay the bills and reimburse us for what we have already paid.
   Not how I wanted to end the year or how I wanted to start a new year.  But God is faithful and we know he will provide one way or another. The best news is after five weeks the fracture has healed completely. WOO HOO!  The not so great news is that the ankle and knee sprain are not healed.  But I no longer have to wear the boot unless I am out of the house. Makes a huge difference let me tell ya.
   SO it's a new year!  2013 present our family with many challenges, surprises, joys and pains.  I am glad it's over and I am looking forward to new adventures with the kids this year.  I hope this year will bring many new opportunities for us as a family to travel, to experience new and wonderful things.  I am believing for a year full of peace, love and joy as well as better health for all of us.  The kids will be starting their classes again next week and we have a goal to read through the whole Bible with our church but also for our family to do so.  We will also be setting individual goals for the year and we will work as a family to help each other achieve those goals. No resolutions here, just goals for bettering ourselves and challenging us to reach for higher things.
   So from our family to yours HAPPY NEW YEAR!