Saturday, September 21, 2013

dancin







We had a great time with company.  Any time the girls get together there's going to be a dance floor!  The volcanic jig and the Virginia reel blend just to name a couple.  The adults joined in at the end...after catching up.  Cutie baby had a blast in the middle of it all.  I wasn't' feeling great, so I just took the pictures.

Blessings,
JM

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Impromptu

 


Do you ever get to dinner time and have no idea what your fixing???  Nooo Never!  Well I do more often than I'd like. :)  Well it happened again tonight...so  J, farm girl, and myself talked it over and came up with me cooking herbal fried potatoes, J cooking fish, and farm girl on carrots...hey it worked, it was good, and actually fun!  We cooked it outside, then, decided to eat it outside! 
Good times...good memories.

Blessings,
JM

pulling and clearing out




My how time flies.  It seems we were just planning and planting our garden, excited for new growth and now, pulling and clearing it out.  Giving the corn stocks, tall weeds, and end of the summer produce to the farm animals.  I enjoy change, it's something I have always been fond of.  Someone once said to me "change is a constant you can count on with God".  It's very true.  Change is always around us, causing us to always be expecting new and wonderful things.  Really it's the very nature of His creation...people, animals, society, earth, the seasons, just to name a few.  I think maybe, change happens so subtly around us day by day, that if you're not careful, you'll blink and miss it.  So I encourage you, embrace where you are, look around you daily...maybe hourly and see!

Blessings,
Joyful Mother

Numero Uno



 



Uno are herdsire had to come out of the pasture for a bit so he got to enjoy being petted, posing playing football, and a little whose the boss game.  He is a wonderful buck and he loves the kids.

Blessings,
JM

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

knitting and reading


I always enjoy seeing what Tonya is knitting and reading...you can see her post here.  Joyful Living  I always have something I'm reading, but mostly small, short pieces...like a magazine, or print off, or just on line, or LOTS of children's books.  But I did start this book, Celebrating biblical Feasts.  It is interesting, but I think if I were going to implement this into our home it would have to be a thing where when the celebration was here, then we would follow the chapter that was specified for it.  There is so much information and to do's that I would just get them all mixed up.  ;)
I am venturing out of my knitting comfort zone and trying an actual piece of clothing.  So I'm working on a vest for cutie baby in a wonderful fall color marigold from peace fleece.  I hope I can get it done for him this fall...you know from my shawl how long it takes me to knit. :)

Blessings,
Joyful Mother

around the farm





rotating animals around to pair up better, breed a cow, and rest pasture
little boys playing
Tippy our pig off to another farm to be bread

Blessings,
JM

Cutie baby




Cutie baby has been sick since last evening.  Though you couldn't tell by the way he has been playing today.  Having littles that are sick is so hard and so much work.  When you have 7 your plate is already pretty full, well add sheets among other things extra to wash and just simply taking care of sickness, it gets a lot fuller.  Really it's a good time to sit and cuddle with good books and a blankie.  Enjoying him letting me hold him, sitting still is nice
 
Blessings,
JM

Apples in September!

 

 



It was a hard decision, but I finally decided that our main topic for September would be apples.  Johnny Appleseed really and apples as an extension of course.  It also took a while to get my nature table and bulletin board together.  We changed how we were approaching lessons again this year.  Deciding after much thought, that I'm just not great at "following" someone else's curriculum.  I guess for our family we just can't take something someone else formulated for "them" and put our family into that mold.  So I, like all years, have taken a mix of many things and fit it into our mold.  Everyone is happier, especially momma!  I'm going back to more of a "unit study" approach with Waldorf mixed in.  Really it all fits very well together.

Wishing you a wonderful lesson year!
 
Blessings,
Joyful Mother

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

And...what the adults did today :)





slaughtered chickens
canned tomatoes
canning with a cat that is quite persistent about being UNDER my skirt ON TOP of my feet!
while cutting pasture JS found a baby bunny
 
Blessings,
JM

Wooden people




 


We had a time this morning painting people and acorns!  Then fun playing all day!
 
Blessings,
JM

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Around the farm







sunflower
wood
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canning applesauce
Grey
little man
zinnia's
 
Blessings,
JM

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