25 May 2016

A few firsts

We had a delicious long weekend visiting our dear family.  It was full to the brim of goodness.  And lots of firsts.  First time milking a cow, first time riding a pony, first time mucking out stalls, first time travelling by night.  For the record, all our firsts turned out to be wonderful experiences.  (Whew!)

By the way, raw milk is everything it's cracked up to be and more!  It's so creamy and rich and delicious!  Tastes different than the store bought kind, even the 3%.  And when you're the one who's milked the cow, you know pretty much all you need to know about your milk.  :)  The kids drank lots of milk.  They even had homemade frozen yogurt.  Yum!  I think that was one of S's favourite parts.  

This my farmer boy.  And what a funny sight for me as I find that usually he won't go near the source of any bad odours.  Not so here.  Did I mention how much I want a farm?  A mama can dream.  Although the bug situation was absolutely incredible!  So many bugs!  Flies, mosquitoes, you name it!  All around.  All the time.  Poor M got eaten alive. 

My equestrian children.  They couldn't get enough rides.  I think they must have ridden for at least an hour.  Enough for me to put the baby to bed and take a nap myself.

With all the fresh air, space and love, the kids were really in heaven.  My heart was so full there.  We all seem to find a sort of inner rest in Panagia's garden.  

We drove back during the night and the kids conked out for at least the last 2 hours.  And I must admit I did too.  Thank goodness D was our trusty driver.  He never disappoints.  I feel blessed to have him around so much.  

Hope you had a lovely weekend too!


  1. Oh goodness what a wonderful and fun weekend. I can just imagine how much your kiddos loved it. It makes me happy to hear just how much you enjoyed this weekend :)

    1. Such a hurried post on my part, but so glad you were able to hear the joy despite the brevity. Xo

  2. Oh, looks like so much fun! And I'm right there with you on the raw milk... Back in the day, we had a friend of the family that had a farm. He would milk the cows and then, let the milk stand in the fridge over night and the next morning, wwould scoop the cream off the top and smear it over fresh warm bread and brown sugar... I still drool a bit when these memories of childhood resurface. Thank you for that! :-)

    1. I'm kind of drooling right now! That sounds delicious. Funny how we tend to return to the old ways...