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!