Work and Babies

What a wonderful week we have had here on the farm.  Frenchy and Peter have been blessed with a new baby girl and we are all so thankful that she has safely arrived.  Kallie Jo arrived even as we were all busy finishing setting up their new home, moving their belongings, digging, tiling and building a basement, hooking up electricity and plumbing.  She came during sauer-kraut making, wine making, cider pressing, painting, hops and garden weeding and honey harvest time. 

It reminds me of all the years Fred and I were busy raising a young family, babies came during all kinds of working seasons and were always a joy amongst so much activity.  Our infants spent a lot of time in the barn and fields, always we found a way to keep them with us, as we accomplished what ever needed doing.  Then slowly, without really noticing it, the older ones took over many of our old jobs.  It is a natural progression, having learned so much from seeing.  Children really are a blessing and we thank God for each and every one of them, and now, the blessings of grandchildren.   Pray, work and play…….it makes life fulfilling at the end of a long hard day.  Again, I hear Fred saying “Life is good by golly”.  Not easy, just good!




About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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12 Responses to Work and Babies

  1. Mary says:

    AAAAWWWWAHH!!!!!!! 🙂 What a sweet heart!!! She looks so alert and just peachy perfect! Congrats all around! 🙂

    SO happy! 🙂
    Mary and girls

  2. You’re so right – children are a blessing! A total blessing! You all are such a great example of the way God intended us all to live – off the land, close to one another, helping each other.

  3. Kathy Bridge says:

    Dear Sandra and family,
    Congratulations! Beautiful baby and beautiful message!
    Kathy Bridge and family

  4. callensfarm says:

    Thank you Kathy, Fiona and Mary for your kind comments.
    God bless you and yours,

  5. jeanie says:


    • callensfarm says:

      Hello LIta Jean,
      Congratulations on the birth of your Great Grand Neice:) What a lovely baby she is.
      Calm, quiet, alert………….
      Take good care,

    • Cindy says:

      Aunt Lita – It was great to see your post. I’m taking my computer to Dickinson next weekend and hopefully can find some WiFi somehow and let Mother see this blog. It truly is a blessing to get to visit this way. I have shared this site with all my children.

      Cindy South (Peter’s father’s first cousin, neice of Lita Jean and Peter’s grandmother)

  6. Gwen says:

    She’s precious!!!

  7. Gail Ahern says:

    Congratulations Frenchy and Peter on your new little miracle. Another rider for the saddle club is born!

    Gail and Mike

    • callensfarm says:

      Hi Gail,
      Hope all is well down there on your new spread.
      You’ve got that right, they already had Kallie Jo in the saddle last weekend up at Dawson:) Photo opt of course, but I am sure Kallie will be a cowgirl following in her mother’s shoes:)
      Take care!

  8. Teri says:

    She’s so beautiful!
    God Bless you all!

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