Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spawn’s Supermegatotally Thrilladelic Not Bummer Summer: Day 5: A Brand New Baby Human, An Afternoon at Klein's Dairy Farm and Our First CSA Week of the Season

Yesterday was a busy, busy day here at the ranch! My new baby niece was born yesterday afternoon at 2:29 pm, 6 lbs. 15 oz., 17 1/2" long. In the way of things here at CSMD, we don't share the first names of children (ours or our friends/family), so we'll be calling this new addition "Pinklet". Why? Because she's a girl, she's still very pink-looking, and she grunts like a tiny piglet when she nurses. ;) Isn't she beautiful? Takes after her awesome mom!

Mom and Pinklet are both doing well, learning their way around each other today with a quiet family day. I'm hoping to have more pics of baby AND mom tomorrow, but all the photos I took of them together yesterday are nursing photos for the baby book - not for public sharing, at Mom's request. ;)

Before we got the call yesterday afternoon from proud, new Dad, Gerry, we were frolicking on the farm at Klein's, picking up our first bagful of CSA share goodies (early strawberries, rhubarb, red bib lettuce [don't remember the variety] and some garlic scapes) and some treats from the dairy - raw milk, vanilla-maple yogurt, and SMOOgurt (a yogurt smoothie). Next week, we're bringing home some of their cheeses because I have got to try those! Unfortunately, we didn't take pictures right away of the CSA goodies because I'd planned to take a photo at home to share with you today. Then I got the call from the hospital as we were leaving the farm, rushed home, tossed the boys out at the curb and sped down to the hospital. By the time I got home, the berries, raw milk and SMOOgurt were half gone, everything was put away and I was beat. Then we ate all the berries and most of the SMOOgurt for dessert and I'm resigned to just snapping a photo of our CSA bounty next week instead. Yesterday beat me to my knees. I admit it!

Before the call and all the freak-out-rushing-around, we had a little walk around to visit the animals on the farm. We'd planned to stay and play a little, but someone had other plans for the day and they got bumped to the top of the list. ;)

THIS is what greeted us upon arrival at the farm. =O He was shakin' and struttin' and he intimidated Spawn into running away from him!

Also there to greet us, ducks:

More peacocks and peahens:

A baby rooster: 

Sheep and goats (at least, I think that's what these are - hard to tell without the "fluff"!):



Spawn, trying to make friends with The Intimidator:

Playing on the playground behind the barn and farm store: 

His favorite part was the corn pool. Dried feed corn and toy tractors make a little boy's heart go pitty-pat! I wish we'd had more time, but we were getting a call about a new baby about then and had to book it. More next week! I think we'll pack a picnic next time and make an entire afternoon of it.

Chrissi, Cyber School Mom

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails