Our Crazy Animals!

We very happily live on a farm in Creston, BC. The other day the sun was shining andย  so Micheline’s daughter, Hannah, decided to head outside for some relaxing quiet time. The following is what she wrote about her little adventure outside and it also includes some pics of our crazy farm animals – it was so cute we had to share! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was such a nice day out! And since I had planned on writing out the lyrics of one of my favourite songs I thought, โ€˜Might as well go outside and hang out in the sun and relax.โ€™ย ย ย 

I got out there with my pen, paper and iPod, I sat down in the grass not too far from my ponies. The kittens were playing underneath one of the blue pine trees and Nala โ€“ our dog โ€“ was hanging out as well.

I began to write the lyrics of the song and my pony, Bandit, decided to come and say hi. He was nibbling grass, creeping slowly closer and closer, (He thinks heโ€™s pretty sneaky. ๐Ÿ˜€ ) I thought nothing of if until he shoved my shoe out of the way to get the grass underneath! He kept shoving either my shoe or my knee or my hand. Eventually I pushed his nose away and kept writing.

Then the kittens decided to join, they came up and rubbed all over me and one jumped onto my lap and was purring in my ear and rubbing on my arms as I tried to write!

And of course who should show up next but Nala!!! She sat down beside me and was licking my hand. So I stopped writing and sat there for a minute petting the dog, petting the kittens. And occasionally shoving Bandit out of the way, thinking, โ€˜Yeah. This is real relaxing.โ€™

After a bit I began to write again. This time I tried to ignore the animals. One of the kittens was attacking my headphones, one was sitting on my lap and Banditโ€ฆwell he stole my pen. I wasnโ€™t too happy with him for that.

Sighโ€ฆbut those are our crazy animals! They just love you to death!!
– Hannah ๐Ÿ˜‰

This picture below is Hannah with her other pony – Babe.ย  Thanks for your cute story Hannah!

Butterfly Mobile! Fun Kid’s Craft!

This morning we woke up to nearly 4 inches of snow in our neck of the woods! Craziness!!! So my daughter, Hannah, and I decided that we should post a fun SPRING craft for you all – we worked hard on it this morning and we hope it brings you a bit of warm indoor fun today.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what you’ll need;

– Scissors – Clear Mac-Tac – Three sheets of colourful construction or scraping paper – Sparkles – Tape – 3 straws – 90 cm/35.5 in of ribbon – Three craft beads.

And our three printable butterfly templates – click on PDF files below to download and print each one >>>

Big butterfly template

Medium butterfly template

Small butterfly template

Cut out butterfly templates and then cut two butterflies out of each colour of paper.

Then cut a sheet of the clear Mac-Tac to fit butterflies.

Peel cut Mac-Tac sheets and stick first side of the butterfly right-side down onto the sticky side of Mac-Tac.

With sticky side up sprinkle sparkles into the center of the butterfly.

Lay second butterfly cut out on top of the first and then apply another sheet of clear Mac-Tac on top – sticky sides together.

Cut around the outside edge of the butterfly being sure to leave some Mac-Tac around the edge so that the butterfly sticks together.

Finish the next two butterflies in the same fashion.

Once all three butterflies are finished cut straws as shown below >>>

With clear scotch tape adhere straws to center of each butterfly.

Then take cut ribbon and tie a large enough knot at bottom to hold first bead.

After first bead is on – string ribbon through the straw on the largest butterfly.

In equal lengths up ribbon – tie knots – add bead and butterfly – as pictured below >>>

Then hang and enjoy! Hopefully hanging these little butterflies will make you feel like spring is coming soon!

~Micheline