Special visit to the farm
Our teeny tiny one-teacher school visited Granite Glen this week.
It was a visit with a purpose – with our kids, and a couple of their friends, making short videos talking about their family and what they love about farm life.
It was precious. Here is Violet on Sandy, talking to camera about how she is a sixth generation farmer.
While I know that not all Dash and Violet’s classmates are from farms, it still amazed me how much it all amazed them.
Don’t you love the contrast between the bull and the student? And Mr I’s jeans and the student’s shorts? Heh.
This little man had also written into his script that he loved our poddies.
And while the kids seemed to love meeting her (and being doused with some of her slobber), the novelty soon wore off for me.
Once a poddy…
Always a poddy…
I swear I have bruises on my left arm from her enthusiastic ‘suckle’. She’s not a cute little calf anymore. She’s weaner-size and VERY strong and heavy. Did I mention that she darned near took my skin off and a finger or two as I tried to walk back home, after waving the teachers and kids off?
I know I double checked to make sure my engagement ring was still intact once I had escaped into the houseyard, and chained the gate firmly behind me.
I am trying to imagine coping with her when she is a full-grown cow…