Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Our little boy


has joined the Marines. I guess he goes in August.  I will know more details this week end.  He graduates May 18.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday work


I mowed the cemetery for the second time today.  It took about 3 hours to mow it.  I finished just as it started raining.

And, I found another member of the McNiel family online today.  M Chauncy that is buried here was Mary McNiel Chauncy married to Warren Chauncy.  I was searching to find where he died in Arkansas [1896 Scott County, AR] and found a query someone posted about their Grandmother Pauline Honsinger and her Chauncy nephew.  He said his grandmother was a McNeil and her sister married a Chauncy.  Mary McNiel's sister was I thought named Martha Parmilia McNiel as she is Martha P on the 1860 census and Parmilia on the 1870 census.  It turns out she was Martha Paulina McNiel Hemphill Honsinger.  I found her death certificate online, her gravemarker in New Home Cemetery, Laclede County, Missouri.  She married Samuel Arvin Hemphill in 1873 in Laclede County.  Then married Farmer Jay Honsinger in 1913, and died in 1928 in Laclede County.  She was called Lina.  So, the M McNiel stone in my cemetery is not Martha P., sister to Mary.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

All the girls...


Sandy, our largest nanny.


Little Red, soon to be Big Red.


Big White, our second largest nanny.  She would be a good milker, if someone wanted to milk her.  She has given us two good nannies.


Holly, Big White's December baby.


Patsy, from Big White, St. Pat's day, last year.


Boots, Patsy's nanny born on Christmas Day.


Little Sis and her daughter, CC.


CC again.  She is our smallest youngster.  She is colored almost exactly like her mama, down to the off set brown coloring on her face.


Herd Mama.  She has a sturdier build than her daughter, Little Sis.


June, Bertha's October baby.  She is pretty and well formed.


Baby Grey has the same triangular build as her mama, Lady Grey.


Five of the 2013 nannies.

Friday, April 11, 2014

White Kids...



I have decided on names.


White Head and Black Head.


And Red Head, with new bike bought with part of the goat money.  I went ahead and took them to get the bikes yesterday after school because I need to go buy groceries Saturday.


Red Headed boy never wants to go with me when I go grocery shopping.  He really, really enjoyed riding the bike, even more than Hannah.  I thought it would be the other way.


Down Hill Racing.


White Head and Red Head.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014