Today our whole family was home together without any extras, we didn't have any meetings or appointments, just us....all together...in one place...for a whole day. You don't realize how rarely that happens until it is suddenly upon you and it feels strange. Yesterday we had huge expectations for today, we were going to get a ridiculous amount of work done around the yard and in the house. We realized that was probably stupid and lowered those expectations considerably.
And the whole thing went not too bad considering we have eight very different personalities, one very explosive child who hates to work and the age range that we're working with.
-the kitchen floor finally is free of wax drippings and honey spots
-kitchen counters are free of honey-processing stuff
-basement is ready for wall-sanding (if we can find the sander)
-you can see the laundry room floor
-winter boots are boxed up for the year (found 3 pairs of boots I've never seen before!)
-made pizza for lunch and cleaned up the mess
-a lot of dog poop got picked up
-the truck is loaded and ready for the dump whenever it re-opens (too wet at the moment)
-lots of garbage and debris picked up from the melting snow
-cement pad is scraped off
-recycling got taken in
garage is clean and swept
To celebrate our success we had ice-cream sundaes and then headed off to see a wild menagerie of miniature and exotic animals, some of which we are interested in purchasing for our farm. The kids totally enjoyed all the interesting and odd animals we saw including pot-bellied pigs, fainting goats, an emu, a peacock, double horned ram, alpacas, bunnies, little ponies, donkey, miniature cows and of course lots of bunnies and cats. We headed to A&W to celebrate our day and the fact that it is our fourth anniversary of our move to the farm. What a lovely day, even with the rough bits, it still worked out pretty good!