We took a wonderful nature walk and had each child collect something that reminded them of summer. They each made lovely choices...not knowing I was going to have them draw their treasures.
Popcorn makes a great inexpensive snack that feeds a crowd! :)
I have been so blessed. Do you ever go through life so busy you don't even realize what is before you? Well I'm really bad at that, but as of lately I have been given the blessing of "seeing" a bit of my life before me. Glimpses of the precious children all around me. Time spent playing, reading, drawing, talking, working, sleeping...oh I love these little and not so little people with my whole heart.
There has been LOTS of sleeping at our place lately...we have been getting sick one by one...with the whooping cough. I have found some wonderful help on line with home remedies. One of my most favorite helps has been... Rachel's blog...Clean and The Eco Mum's blog. So we have herbs and essential oils on the way. While we wait we are working with what I have on hand and what I could get locally.
Cutie baby's new favorite spot...he can climb, feel big up on the window sill, and see outside...his MOST favorite spot
We had an enjoyable Father's day celebrating the one we love and call daddy. We don't really take part in a lot of commercialism, but we love to use days set aside by society to make loved ones feel extra special. So this father's day Me and my little farm girl made some homemade buns to go along with hamburgers, herb potato wedges and sautéed squash on the side. To finish off the meal strawberry short cakes for desert! Oh we love dessert! One of my husbands favorite restaurants is a little place called Samon's bakery...he said the buns tasted "better" then theirs...oh what a compliment!
We finished off the evening with a little game of UNO...the kids picked this game up for their daddy when we were out doing our grocery shopping. (he's not really a game person...but we are) :)))
Whew what a day...the children have had lots of energy...oh if I could have just half of their energy, we would be good. :) Let's just say...bed time was a challenge.
Lots growing...we are trying a new (to us) way of gardening this year...more on that another time.
We were out into the night last evening tilling, spreading mulch, planting the rest of our tomatoes (63 in all), green beans, cow peas(purple hull peas), basil, more cucumbers, zinnias. I get excited about knowing that flowers are going to be up soon!
Today...staking tomato plants, getting ready for market, and resting after a hard days work yesterday.
Mint...great for mint tea!
Our first bell pepper
Gypsy pepper (I like these best...so sweet)
Here is yet another go at keeping the chickens put up. We have tried this type of pen before and a chicken tractor...so we now made another pen only with very high walls...if you can see the netting. They will just be up for the main garden season. They like tomatoes and peppers way to much. :)
Cutie baby playing
Little Miss found a friend
A very colorful dinner...veggie stir fry. We eat a LOT of stir fry in the summer. A good way to use garden produce...and it's quick.
Beautiful farm girl...growing so quickly. I am so blessed to have this wonderful girl. She is not only great company, but she can work like me sometimes x 2. She is the little momma around here. I love the way she loves the littles and takes such good care of them.