We arrived home around 5PM with just enough time to feed the animals and get to the New London County 4-H Public Speaking Competition. Nathalie had won in her category at the regional level earlier in the week and was now competing at the county level. It was a late evening and we finally got to bed around 10:30 PM! Samantha fell asleep about a half hour into the event.
Saturday morning we were up bright and early as we had invited two families from church for breakfast at our house. Both with the last name of SMITH and completely unrelated! We were serving up our own maple syrup, hickory syrup, sausage, bacon, and eggs! YUM! After we had our fill, we all trekked out to the woods where we showed them our animals and let the kids tap a maple tree. They pet the chickens and the goats and Sam showed everyone how we make our syrup. It was a wonderful time of food, fun and fellowship.
We then spent four hours cleaning our barn in preparation for kidding. We have three goats all due to kidd this week! The barn was a mess and we really scrubbed it down, even washing the windows and vacuuming the cobwebs! It was a lovely warm day and with so many hands, the work went quickly. The girls were rewarded with a trip to Meme's house! We again got home quite late, so we let everyone sleep in this morning!
And now we are supposed to get 14 inches of SNOW tonight!