Love the stories!
Now, sibling appreciation.. which one do I have to appreciate? I have 10 siblings, if I get mad at one, well, I can always go talk to a different one. LOL! I have 7 sisters (three older, four younger) and three younger brothers. Our family is crazy, like kinda loony! There is no other term for us, there is always action happening, someone is laughing, someone is crying, someone is grumpy, or someone tells a story and you have all 11 of us laughing so hard we're crying!
Now, my oldest sister has been married for a year and a half, second sister has been married for a year this June, third sister is going to Bible college, I'm moved to my oldest sister's place for now, my brother is logging in the bush all week, my younger siblings are all still at home doing school (home schooled).
We go from 26 years old to almost 4 years old, and my second sister is due with their first in mid March. I get so excited about going to be an auntie! We're also very musical, we have fiddle, guitar, piano, banjo, recorder, mandolin, and accordion. Most of us kids are also into horses.
Stories? Like riding milk cows before we were allowed horses, or taking a 310 mile horseback ride, or moving from MT to SK, SK to ID, ID to SK (spent 11 months in ID, couldn't afford anything there).
Us kids took care of the farm while Dad and Mum were away for a couple weeks in mid calving season. We were harvesting tons of raspberries (around 5 gallons everyday), and milking 11 cows morning and night. The best part about that was, we had so much cream and milk that we made icecream almost everyday (no joke)! That was fun!
We had a family band and we sang at least twice a month at the nursing homes. Sometimes we performed 4 times a month.
Breaking in wild heifers for milking. We'd start by luring them into the barn and then it's a lariat on the head, a butt rope and getting them into a stanchion, then giving them a treat (salt or hay, we are strictly grass-fed). Then comes the fun of milking them for the first time. Let the rodeo begin! We turned out some good milk cows though. If we got a nice milker, we sold it for profit and then bought more heifers, good milk cows that aren't ruined (bred up, hormones, have to have grain, etc) by a dairy (which have their place don't get me wrong) are hard to find here in SK.
Anyways... Here's a few pictures!
Me and some of my siblings heading out on a ride a couple years back
My youngest sister with a heifer from 2011
My brother Zeke, we call him 'Tigger', he is never still.
My sister and I
All us girls at my second sister's wedding last June
My sister and I.
My oldest brother, all the girls think he is pretty hot. Thankfully he's not a flirt. I hate flirts! LOL!
That's all for now.