After eating we had a little fun trying to eat apples on a string.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Leila was deported this spring from Russia, where she had been living with her sister, who is a legal resident and works there. Leila is always early for work and class. She has a great deep laugh, too.
Luda and her daughter Suesha, the group home family there, ma her party special, everyone was invited, and had to write a wish for Leila on a paper leaf, and read it to her before we went into the kitchen for open faced sandwiches and blini with meat or mushrooms, as you can see everything was lovely looking, and tasty, too.
|I think Kolya's a mouse this time|
After the charades, we were invited back to the kitchen for desserts, there were some delicious cakes, with hot tea and soda pop to drink.
Friday, October 16, 2015
The owner of the farm came to visit our farm/school after we were on television news a couple weeks ago (we have had a few people show up here since then, or even contact us on facebook) and invited us to come for a tour. He would like to hire one of the students right now to care for calves, but we decided that they should finish the program first. He said he knew which one he wanted, we are pretty sure it is one of two boys he talked to the day he came. The second year students will finish in the spring, so we are excited to think they will be able to find jobs!.
|There were lab coats and booties to wear|
|the feed mixer|
|What are the boys watching? where the manure goes to.|
|Then we saw the feed making building|
They have sheep "for amusement" he told me, he speaks some English. The students tried to got closer when they saw the sheep but they ran away fast when a dozen students rn toward them.
Run! They are chasing us!
I had been looking for sheep, since we'd started the tour, I had spotted their manure scattered everywhere on the ground at the farm.
|small heifer facility|
The students took turns going down into the milking parlor, while the rest waited in the corridor. Again, the students were interested to see it because this is much like what ours will be like once it is installed, now that we have electricity at the new barn.
|I said that they were interested in the computer program...|
|Garry, Maria and most of the students- two had walked to the gate already|
|and with our hosts|