Thursday, March 31, 2011


I was just telling Christian last night how only in Vernon would my day go this way...

The kids and I were making cookies for a neighbor when somebody knocked on our door asking if I could pull their truck out of the mud. I was a little nervous, because this is a "husband job" and then I realized that it was someone we kind of know. They were desperate and didn't really have anyone else to help them and came to our house hoping we could help (they are from the city). I knew Christian wouldn't be home for another 3 hours and couldn't think of any other guys home to help. So I got all three kids in the truck, put the chain in that was on the tractor and went off-roading for a few miles to reach their truck.The kids laughed and loved every minute of bouncing around in the truck . It didn't take too much pulling and we got them out. To finish off the night Christian and I went on a bike ride with the kids and watched the sun set!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Day of School... Again!

We thought that Christian was finished with school, but Christian was offered a really great opportunity to get a Masters Degree through his work; which is the Department of Defense. So today he started school at with the Naval Post Graduate Academy. It is a two years Master Degree and he will do it on the computer via Teleconferencing during work. We thought it was just too good of an offer to pass up, even though two years seems like a long time to commit when we have a full-time farm on the side as well! I am sure that it will all work out and we are excited for this opportunity!

Monday, March 21, 2011

X96 Morning Show and our Farm!

So these guys came out to our farm on Sunday with their staff and camera crew. They have radio talk show in Pennsylvania and wanted to try milking a pig. First they came to our farm and shot a lot of footage of our farm and pigs and interviewed Christian. They couldn't believe how beautiful it is. We just had a pig farrow last week, that we were planning to milk, but it died giving birth, so we did not have a pig to milk. Our friend,Brooke, graciously let us try milking one of her pigs. They were pretty entertaining. This morning they were on X96 and were talking about their experience and our farm. Christian posted the links and story on our Farm Blog. Check it out here:
One thing that we thought was so funny was that they asked for a ride in the back of our truck. It is illegal in Pennsylvania and they have never had that experience. So we let them sit on the tailgate and we drove them around town. They thought Vernon was beautiful and loved being on a farm. We have had a lot of great experiences like this because of our farm.