Well, with not being able to get out to Garfield this winter, we had to find a place to board the cow. At first, our plan was to drive her 3 hours away, to Dad's sisters' house, in a town called Prosser, because she has other cows already. But we found a place closer. The guy that we bought alfalfa from agreed to board her in a pasture with other cows. However, he is sort of "renting" the pasture, so he will move her in a month to the tiny town of Viola, which is not far away. We went to see them, because we had to get their halters off, and she was happy to see us! We discovered she is a cow that is determined to be the lead cow, because she pushed all the other cows away from us to get the alfalfa and grain we gave to her. She is happy with her new place to stay, and Bella especially is enjoying the company of the other calves.
We have had this little ferret Rascal for almost a year. He is from our aunt and uncle, and we are ferret sitting him for them. He has been a delight to us all, and we grow sad as the departure of Rascal comes nearer.
We ran out of time and resources to finish the house this year, so we are coming back to Moscow. This could be beneficial, because Dad can then focus on his PhD, and we kids can then continue with our homeschool. So we took all the bedding and clothes home and other things, and washed them. Then we set up bed in Moscow, and cleaned up the house and arranged stuff, and now we are living in the Moscow house. We still go out every day, but one kid stays with Dad while all the rest go home with Mom for the night. We will continue going out to Garfield for the next two weeks, and after that we will stay in Moscow. Our cow will be going out to my Aunt's house, and we still don't know what to do with our kittie Speckles. But I will still be glad to be in Moscow because the house is warm and I can't wait to play in the snow again here!
Josh: Founder, father