So here we are, enjoying the sunshine that has finally come out!  I took a look, a deep hard look at the ponies skin issues again today.  It is worse, not better and I am not sure what to do about it so I put in another call to the vet.  Chewy is so cute and such a good boy.  I just want him to look and feel better!  I am praying the sun will help.

On another note, it is our sons 18th birthday today!  Wow, to me, eighteen is a big one.  However, I still have not come up with a great idea or way to celebrate yet, other than cake and ice cream.  Luckily, he's a quiet anti-social kind of dude so doing a grand celebration would most likely stress him out anyway.  

I was hoping at least for us to be able to browse through the car lots and see if we could help him get his first car, which will take him to his first real job, which will give him more of a life outside of home and give him more independence...but what is the point right now? 

He is finishing his senior year on-line but there will be no celebrating his graduation either due to Covid-19. He can probably get a job at a local grocery store but that is not what he was hoping to do.  Everywhere else is pretty much shut down or laying people off verses hiring more.

This is not fun.  This is not right.  This is not fair.

But, this is life right now.I would also like to acknowledge that our middle child and second son, Blake, is also having a birthday in two days, April 11th. He was born early, Trevor was born late, and it somehow ended up with them being born exactly 3 years and 2 days apart.  
I am a twin myself so am used to celebrating birthdays with someone else and quite frankly, I feel it's less exciting when celebrating only one. 

Blake's big birthday gift was given to him last month from us which was in the form of paintball camp. He really loves his paintball and received a high tech, fancy new paintball gun for Christmas and was just waiting for the right time to use it!  Thankfully, he was able to go the weekend before everything was shut down.  

Talk about luck!

At least my children are older and able to understand the reason behind all of these changes.  My heart goes out to the families with cooped up young children and all the stress that comes with this whole pandemic. 

Thank you to all for reading our families happenings.  This post is not so much about farming and more about family life, but I know there are many of you with the same stories to tell, the same disappointments, and the same struggles and fears.

Let's remain positive that when this over, we will enjoy a better way of life. I think I speak for us all when I say, "We will no longer take the simple things for granted."

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Stay well world, and many blessings to you all.

Amy Darr 

3 Corners Farm 

 Mosier, Oregon U.S.A.