August 25, 2010

Tracy / August 25, 2010

Life is just hard sometimes. Last evening, we found these: Ben has been keeping them- a “momento” from his personal chicken. I knew he loved her- his big brothers said that he had been out earlier in the day to place a flower pot with some flowers he had picked where she had died. *sigh* He just seems so young…

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On Chickens and Blessings

Tracy / August 23, 2010

It’s an odd thing to see your sons becoming men. It seems as little boys, you catch a glimpse here and there from time to time. As they age, you see more and more until one day, you realize they ARE men. My, my, how the time has passed. This weekend, was full of precious visitors and sweet memories. We…

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Jacob’s New Pet

Tracy / August 18, 2010

This little guy landed on Jacob’s shoulder while he was outside yesterday: We have a new love for hummingbirds now…my little ones were fascinated! This is one more reason why I love homeschooling…this is where real teaching happens.

When the Chicken is Dirty….

Tracy / August 18, 2010

What else do you do?? I walked into my guest bathroom to find this yesterday: *sigh* Boys. Boys. Boys. What more is there to say?? Jacob decided his rooster was dirty and needed a bath. Amazingly, the chicken didn’t peck him. He stayed very still…who knows maybe he enjoyed the whole thing. Jacob was proud afterward– the chicken now smells…

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We’re Blooming!

The homestead is growing…plants and blooms are all over the yard. It’s beginning to really feel like home. Here are a few quick pics from around the yard: Tomatoes!! Pear Tomatoes Flower Blooming- What exactly is this?? Anyone?? Figs Pears

Turkey Update

I did a big “”no-no””. I named the family turkeys. Meet Burt and Ernie: I just couldn’t help it…they are so cute in a really ugly sort of way, you know? They follow me around the yard like favored pets- what will I do when Thanksgiving rolls around?

T-shirt Dressmaking…

Tracy / August 22, 2006

Sorry for the delay in posting this morning…our internet has been on and off following the storms that rolled through our area last night. We really needed the rain, I’m so thankful for it. Some of our little plants look like they took a beating last evening. I’m hoping they’ll perk up as the day goes on. Today, I’m going…

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August, Already?

August already? Does anyone else ever seem to be taken off guard by the passing of time? Where do the days go? I wake up, and before I can blink the day is over. It’s incredible, and humbling, to know that I only have so many days and they pass so quickly. I was so thankful we finished yesterday’s projects…

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Sunflowers, Day 2

I wasn’t sure if yesterday’s picture did these flowers justice, so I decided to post a different angle today! This morning, when I went outside on the porch to see Paul off, we realized that we were beginning to see some yellow on the inside of the flowers!! (I think it’s funny that he is even enjoying watching these big…

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Mary Jane’s Farm

I always look forward to this time of the morning. My home is generally quiet and I get a chance to just sit and ponder my day and where it will lead me. As a child, I would have never seen the twists and turns that have brought me to this place in my life. If I had been in…

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Water Restrictions!

Just when my little plants were showing promise, the city came around and announced mandatory water restrictions. At present, being an odd numbered house, we are only allowed to water our garden for two hours on Tuesday and Thursday. It seems that two of the wells for the city system we are on, failed this year and they are having…

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