...who came ATV'ing across the field. (Well, Spencer rode and Emme ran!)
It must be spring, since this is the first time I've seen them out and about on their quad. Daddy thought farm girls needed one of these to get around...and somehow talked Santa into bringing them one for Christmas! It looks like it might just come in handy to scoot across the fields and pay Grammy a visit this summer. Just one thing...I know Santa brought helmets too, and I don't see them!
They had no time to stay for coffee today...just a quick 'hi' and they were off! There were important things happening at the farm and I should stop by and take a look.
I didn't have to go near to see what was happening! The big pile was going up in smoke.
Once a year we take out a 'burning permit' (available for farms only)...and light the debris that has accumulated over the past twelve months. And once a year, someone calls the fire department and they pay us a visit...we assure them it's all legal, and life goes on! Yesterday being a holiday, it seems no one at the fire hall was to eager to tend to our fire...so we burned in peace. As our area becomes more urban every year, things we once took for granted (such as lighting fires) are no longer permitted.
We watched the bonfire for a spell...and then Emme and Spencer took me to the barn to see the new calves. We had twin heifer calves born just in time for Easter...and you won't believe what they are called!You guessed it...Emme's is Emme...Spencer's is Spencer. And since they are females we'll likely be keeping them around for a long time. I'm thinking they might need nicknames to avoid confusion...although the cows are normally identified only by the numbers on their ear tags.
This morning we have sunshine (at least for the moment!)...and we had a few coyotes slinking around the house as we were eating breakfast. There seem to be a lot of them around this year!
I plan to clean windows...do farm bookkeeping...and go to a Bruins hockey game tonight. Enjoy your day.