Monday, April 4, 2016

Bottle Baby

Meet Norman. 

Norman is the newest addition to the farm.  His momma is a first time momma, and she really could care less about motherhood, and is totally ignoring the fact that she is supposed to be feeding and guarding her baby.  Instead, she chose to hide it and left.

Normally, if we go out to look at and check a new calf, the mothers ( the aunts, and sometimes even the daddy) get rather concerned that you are even within 6 feet, and will remind you to move along....However, this mommas attitude was more like, "take that thing away please-its not mine, can't be mine...."

After looking him over, and feeling him, we found he was not getting enough to eat. 

Momma was not even watching him, so, we loaded him up and moved him into the goat stall.  (so named as we are planning on adding 2 goats to the farm for weed control, and that stall is to be theirs.)

He would not take a bottle for me, but he did for Rebecca.  So, Rebecca is now the mother to Norman.  He calls out to her, and she answers in her best moo.  He follows her voice and comes to her.

We are thinking he may be blind, (or just clumsy) as he runs into the stall walls and people.  Time will tell on that one.

He is small (momma cow was a first time momma).  If he makes it through the week, I think he will have a fighting chance.  We have his feeding schedule all figured out.

Thank goodness she had him now, and not last week when it was below freezing.  Glad he was found by us, before the coyotes.

Just check this little guy out, he is so relaxed taking his first truck ride...  Just chillin.

Now, if you are not familiar with cows, this video will show you how it normally works when the mommas calve--here it is, straight from a momma cow.....

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

New Life Homeschool Coop at Excelsior Springs MO

NLHC pen to surrounding areas as well, but located in Excelsior Springs.

"New Life Homeschool Cooperative (NLHF) begins next Friday, March 4th, 2016.  We will meet at Excelsior Springs Baptist Church from 11:30-2:45 through April 29th.  Open House will be Monday, May 4th at 7pm."

If you want the contact info, send me a comment with your email on  here and I will forward it to the director.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Good Stuff

If you want a lighter version of this, use the sugar free jello and the low fat cream cheese and coolwhip.

Saturday, September 12, 2015



The Star Spangled Banner like you've never heard it before!

This was at Texas Tech University Basketball game . . .

The National Anthem is sung by five young ladies. You have never heard it performed
better than this! An entire arena remains completely silent throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop. Take a moment to listen to this. You will not regret it.

The two young ladies on the right are six years old. The two in the middle are seven and the one on the left is eight.

Friday, July 31, 2015

MO Homeschoolers are NOT required to register with their local district.

Once again, the Ashland school district, with full co-operation of the Ashland newspaper, has posted a notification that home schools are "required" to send information in to the district.
"School districts across the state have been adopting this "policy" with more and more frequency in recent years. The law has not changed!!! The law clearly states that we "may (not "must") register with the school district in which we reside. This wording was very intentionally crafted.

BE WARNED: Once you accede to the demand to register, you may be pressured to do so annually. It will be difficult (but not impossible) to undo this request for oversight from your school officials!

HSLDA lawyer, Scott Woodruff, drafted a letter several years ago for the benefit of residents of Ashland, MO. He emphasized that this the information printed by the paper is false and is not written into the legal requirements for homeschooling.
FHE's position is:
FHE strongly recommends that youdo NOT formally register because
a) it offers no proof that you are educating your child
b) it does not benefit your child's learning
c. voluntary registration may imply that you look to the state for permission

St. Joseph district has also been persistent in their demands that home educators file an intent annually. HSLDA and FHE have been working diligently to inform families that this is a policy not consistent with what the law says.
Please consider the difference between school "policy" and "state law"!!
Thank your for safeguarding the rights of all home educators by standing firm for your families right to choose homeschooling without undo oversight by the government school officials.
Please contact me with any questions or problems.
Feel free to forward this to any support group/ families in the area."
Mavis Dey. region 4

Abortion. This is how it really is.