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Jessimaaka April 7th, 2013 07:08 PM

April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Chrystal is our next COTW :greencheer: We will follow the below schedule, but she doesn't have to answer it on every day, it depends how much time she has :)

This is REALLY fun if you all ask questions. So please ask questions for Chrystal in this thread, that she will hopefully have time to get to by Friday.

Want to sign up or see the schedule? Have questions on how it works? Check it out here:
http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f1...nuck-week.html

MONDAY: Introduce yourself...pretty self explanatory but you can tell us as much as your comfortable about yourself, your loved ones, your job, etc.

TUESDAY: List 15 random facts about yourself. This is always a fun thing to do, and lets us get to learn more about your life that might not come up in a normal conversation

WEDNESDAY: Picture Day...if you have access to a camera, or already have pics on your computer, now is the time to show us your beautiful self, family, house, car, pets, etc. If you don't have personal pics, you can post pics you can find via Google and tell us about them and how they relate to you (example: my dream car, dream house, fantasy vacation, etc)

THURSDAY: Bucket List....make a list of 10-20 things you would like to do before you "kick the bucket"

FRIDAY: Question Friday....this is the day you'll get the chance to respond to all the questions that the ladies give you. If any questions come up that you don't feel comfortable answering, either state that, or PM the person asking to let them know you won't be answering, rather than ignoring it.

And......GO!

Countrymom4 April 8th, 2013 08:22 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Well lets get this started. I met Dh when we were 18, he moved into the area as a farm hand. My father liked him and thought he had nice eye lashes :lol: So my father was trying to set us up(I say I was part of an arranged marriage). At the age of 20 we bought the farm together, the next year we got engaged and married the following year at the age if 22. We had a very small wedding on a Wednesday night :lol: just a random day we picked.

At the age of 24 we started having children but lost the 1st baby( that was 1year of TTC) so we did not think this would haven fast for us. With in months I was pregnant again with our 1st daughter. We were planning for the girls to be 2 years apart but problems conceiving became a problem again. We gave up and got a dog :lol: I then became pregnant with my 2nd daughter. There is 3 1/2 years between the girls. Our family was complete and we were done having children, sold the baby stuff and on with life.......Dh wanted to try for a boy, so we went with the thought if it happens it happens and I became pregnant with my 1st son. There is 3 years between him and the girls. Then out of the blue I became pregnant with my 2nd son ( I was on birth control) and then our family is complete....but we have said that before :lol:

We own and operate a cattle feedlot, we have only a handful of breeding cattle. This has been a operation we have been growing every year. We are now feeding over 2000. We have horses, donkeys, rabbits, cats, a couple dogs and a new pet skunk that has made home in our barn :lol: not a welcomed guest. I love gardening and plan a large garden ( we just ran out of our garden potatoes just last week)

This is the 1st year I have been a full time SAHM helping on the farm. In the past I managed my families grain elevator. This year we also started homeschooling and have loved every minute !!

That's all I can think of to tell ya

2pinks&ablue April 8th, 2013 08:27 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
*What are your favourite and least favourite things about living on a farm?
*What are your favourite and least favourite things about homeschooling?

Jessimaaka April 8th, 2013 08:38 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
I love the arranged marriage idea hahaha!

Can you see yourself with a larger family?
What made you decide to homeschool?
What don't you have in your garden that you wish you did?

helios April 8th, 2013 09:13 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
LOL at the Wednesday wedding! Totally my kind of wedding!

What is your favorite animal on the farm?
Do your kids help out on the farm at all?
What is your favorite subject to teach you kids when homeschooling?

Countrymom4 April 8th, 2013 11:07 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2pinks&ablue (Post 27267504)
*What are your favourite and least favourite things about living on a farm?
*What are your favourite and least favourite things about homeschooling?

My favorites of the farm.....hmmm everything :lol: I love the private, I love getting to walk for miles. The wild flowers that are soon to come up, the animals, playing in the water streams.

Least favorite would be the travel time for sports and things, and sometimes all the mud !

Oops miss the homeschool question!
I love everything about homeschool ! the kids have became closer, fight less, and over all less stress!
Least favorite.... Having to fight with Teagan to do math.


I have no idea how to quote more than one in a post :lol:

Countrymom4 April 8th, 2013 11:15 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Got it figured

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jessimaaka (Post 27267563)
I love the arranged marriage idea hahaha!

Can you see yourself with a larger family?
What made you decide to homeschool?
What don't you have in your garden that you wish you did?

I can see myself with a larger family, maybe not with birth by adoption. I have always said I want twins :)

We started homeschooling for a number of reasons, but mostly because DD#2 started running with a rough crowd and she was not learning anything. When she was done grade 1 she was reading at a K level.

I have started growing broccoli and cauliflower and it seemed to work, I did not know with our colder temps. I can't think of anything we are not growing. I would love to be able to keep some of the vegetables longer though.


Quote:

Originally Posted by helios (Post 27267678)
LOL at the Wednesday wedding! Totally my kind of wedding!

What is your favorite animal on the farm?
Do your kids help out on the farm at all?
What is your favorite subject to teach you kids when homeschooling?

I also wore white jeans to my wedding :lol:
Favorite animal would be my donkeys

The kids help lots on the farm DD#1 drives the tractor and skid steer, DD#2 drives the skid steer and DS#1 is the cattle guy he knows what cattle are in each pen. So they spend a lot of time helping.

Favorite subject was science - it was the kids favorite too so that helps.

Jessimaaka April 8th, 2013 04:12 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Do you have any pets?
What's your favourite movie?
Do you have a favourite board game?

Countrymom4 April 9th, 2013 08:50 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
15 random facts

1. I hate socks
2.Laundry is my favorite household chore
3. I made 50 jars of pickles last year
4 we only have 15 jars of pickles left :lol:
5. I dislike cooking
7. we have a cabin on the lake
8.I don't like watching movies >>>>>I have to sit still
9. I like online shopping
10.My mini donkeys are having babies this summer !
11. I play the piano
12. I need a garage or a bigger porch to house all the stinky muddy boots !
13. Tropical glad spray will not mask the smell of cow poop. I now have tropical cow poop smell in my house
14. I always wanted red hair
15. I have 3 coffee cup I will only drink out of :lol: its a color thing

Jessimaaka April 9th, 2013 12:53 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
- What is your least favourite household chore?
- What are your favourite online shopping sites?
- Do you know how to play any other instruments?
- Have you canned any other items?
- When is the latest you remember having snow after winter?

magz88 April 9th, 2013 05:57 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Can you post a picture of your donkeys?
What do you do with all of the feedlot manure?

2pinks&ablue April 9th, 2013 08:16 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Do you play piano by note or by ear?
What colour are your favourite mugs? :lol:

RinkMom April 11th, 2013 06:16 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Do you have a flower garden too? What would be your favorite flower?
How do you keep wildlife from eating broccoli and cauliflower?

Countrymom4 April 11th, 2013 07:29 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Going our for a family sled
http://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...3f0a1925d6.jpg
one of the rabbits
http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...29407cc36c.jpg

Just seen this one, Kyren was so excited/Happy
http://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...46225a2caf.jpg

My favorite horse( he died)
http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...8c2724fecb.jpg

Our wedding
http://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...9bb581fd05.jpg

http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...6a0d091fe3.jpg

That's all that I have on the computer

Countrymom4 April 11th, 2013 07:40 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...c2f9f8ca7a.jpg

http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.just...5a98a32c32.jpg

Jessimaaka April 11th, 2013 09:31 AM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Love when the boys are dressed the same and when the girls are dressed the same! Your children are beautiful!!!!

Countrymom4 April 11th, 2013 11:31 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
This may sound lame but I don't have a bucket list :eek:
It is not something I have thought of :sneak:

Countrymom4 April 11th, 2013 11:40 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jessimaaka (Post 27269135)
Do you have any pets?
What's your favourite movie?
Do you have a favourite board game?

For house hold pets we have a yorkie dog, out side everything but the cattle

Favorite movie I would say Erin Brocovich
A board game we play lots is the farming game :lol: or the card game uno

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jessimaaka (Post 27271599)
- What is your least favourite household chore?
- What are your favourite online shopping sites?
- Do you know how to play any other instruments?
- Have you canned any other items?
- When is the latest you remember having snow after winter?

lease favorite chore would be vacuuming
I like Bench.ca, drysdale.com, and Amazon
Nope only play the piano
I can pickled everythings, can carrots, corn, beans, relish, jams, sandwich spread, mustard beans, apple sauce tomato soup, spaghetti sauce. And I think that's it.
This is the longest I remember still getting snow. We have had snow in April before but not this much and it keeps snowing....more for Saturday and sunday.

Quote:

Originally Posted by magz88 (Post 27272417)
Can you post a picture of your donkeys?
What do you do with all of the feedlot manure?

I will find a picture tomorrow for this
The manure we spread on our hay land as a natural fertilizer. The garden get some each year too but usually it is to rich for the garden and can burn it out so it sits for a year before it goes to the garden.

Countrymom4 April 11th, 2013 11:47 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2pinks&ablue (Post 27272827)
Do you play piano by note or by ear?
What colour are your favourite mugs? :lol:

I can play by note but I have to study it for a bit before to play, I would play by ear but my teacher did not like that much.
My mugs are the white Tim Horton mugs(2) and the other one is a white one DD#1 bought me for Christmas from the dollar store.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RinkMom (Post 27276526)
Do you have a flower garden too? What would be your favorite flower?
How do you keep wildlife from eating broccoli and cauliflower?

Yes we have several flower gardens, usually the children plant those so we get a mix of everything. But my favorite flower would be my roses or dahlia's.
We have 2 out side dogs a great pyrenees and a cattle working dog. So they keep most everything out of the yard

magz88 April 12th, 2013 02:14 PM

Re: April 8 - Canuck of the Week - Chrystal (Countrymom4)
 
You have a lovely family!


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