November 27th was a whirlwind! We started the morning with breakfast and the boys played for a few minutes while I answered messages about Usborne Books. We then put on our outside clothes (which takes some time with two busy boys) and headed out to do the morning chores. The grain truck was going to arrive later in the morning so we made sure the grain bin was ready and fed the animals around the barnyard.
Back to the house and I quickly packed the truck ready for our drive to pick up a large order of beef that was ready at the slaughter house. We stopped in town to mail some Christmas calendars and pick up a friend that was going to help me pick up all the beef! Being 7 months pregnant, I didn’t want to do all the heavy lifting myself! We dropped off the Polaris Ranger tire to get repaired and then off to Barriere. We loaded the beef, stopped for a quick lunch at Subway and then back headed back into Kamloops to make one beef delivery in town and pick up the tire that was being repaired. By this time, the boys had been in the truck since 9 so it was taking some effort to keep them distracted and happy! Our neighbour came to help us unload the beef and get the tire back on the Ranger. By the time we had lifted 20 boxes of beef and 7 bags into and out of the truck, we had our exercise for the day! I quickly unpacked the truck and we all went out to do the evening chores.
We fed all the animals in the barnyard and moved the bull calves back into their pen as the grain truck had now delivered our grain. Next was supper time and some time for the boys to unwind before bedtime.
Today ended up being a long but successful day! We were able to get lots of items crossed off our to do list and the boys had fun visiting with my friend and helping us! One of the best aspects of homeschooling on the ranch is that some days may be busy and successful and also a great learning experience!