Catching Up – October

I let Leah pick out whatever she wanted to make… she picked out strawberry cake with chocolate frosting with sprinkles.  Pretty easy to stay away from on my diet.  : )  Anyways, the girls wanted to help her make it. They were dressing up in some pretty strange outfits this day. Hannah is wearing Matthew’s vest.

The invader on the floor snuck in!

Trying out my new camera… our neighbor’s house. I walk down the road for my walk each day.

We’re STILL getting strawberries. Matthew has some plastic over them to keep them from frosting over.

This is Maple. Her name used to be Sassy when we bought the house as the previous owners gave her to us, but we like Maple better.

Cocoa and Ginger…

Our part Great Pyrenees/Antolian Shepherd… His name is Bisquit. The kids came up with his creative and cute name. The rest of the pictures are ones I took with my new camera to test it out. At the bottom is some of the kids helping Dad put the plastic on the strawberries.

Behind our house….

The sun was rising while we were out enjoying our morning tea/coffee one morning just a few days ago.

Before the sun rose… looks cold.

Pretty fog.

One of the twins helping Dad.

Our strawberries are underneath here…

Going Back to August

August Birthdays…

Hannah went to Walmart with me on the day of her birthday. I let her pick out whatever she wanted for her birthday treat. She picked out a peanut butter cream pie. She wanted candles on it.

Eleven years old…

Little Miriam had brownies and ice cream for her birthday. I like the candles, I think we’ll have all the kids do them at least once.

Seven years old… she gets the leftovers in the pan.

I had to share my find I bought in August, a beautiful cedar chest for only $45.00!

It goes perfectly with our house.

One of my weird posts, I know… where does pepperoni fit in with this all? I wanted to share my find from the Amish store… five pounds of pepperoni for only ten dollars. It is a 45 minute drive that I do once a month but it is so worth it for feeding our family. I have bought asiago cheese for $1.49lb there before and pastrami for under $2.00 a pound as well. I bought 3 cases of yogurt for the kids for only $12.00… though I still make my own kefir, it’s convenient to grab during lunches for the kids.

 

And Going Back to May…

In all the mess that happened in June, I didn’t realize that I had unpublished pictures from way back in May.

Here is Pup looking all friendly at nearly 12 years old.

Now onto the bee, sheep and kid pictures…

Some of our sheep we got back in March or so. We now have a ram so he can mate and we can have some lamb in our freezer one day.

Momma and her two baby girls. Katahdin lambs have hair, not wool, No need to shear and they are prized for their meat.

Dad bought one hive in March and kept doing splits… now he has 7 hives. Unbelievable.

Honeybeeeeeeeeeees…

One lone bee…

On Saturdays, my husband does his bee inspection on his hives. Our friends and neighbors, Gregory and Patty came to be a part of this one.

The kids are brave…

Dad’s gotta be proud of his bees…

Moving to Kansas

I’ve been waiting for some time now for all things to go through before announcing that we are finally moving – and to Kansas! Why Kansas? First, because the Lord has led us there through prayer. Second, because nobody else wants to move there. We’re thinking that Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky will be even too fast for us. We’re looking for what the world sees as boring as we tire from the fast, evil affairs of the world. It appears there’s still some good, kind folks back in Kansas.

We’ll be heading out December 30th and we’ll be driving the Southern Route. I’ll take some pictures along the way (if I can remember). We’ll be heading to Burlingame, just South of Topeka. We have found a home we are very, very interested in purchasing. Since we need a place to land, my husband called about us going to this home and renting month to month since we need somewhere to go anyways. We will then see about purchasing the home. Maybe we won’t have to move again.
Some things I have discovered about Kansas in my research: It is not all flat, gold prairie land. The North East part in which we will be going is full of rich farm lands and lots and lots of green. It is gorgeous. Flint Hills is another beautiful place with gorgeous green hills full of flowers. Someone likened these areas of Kansas to France. Tornadoes… we are not concerned too much about the tornadoes. I am sure we are much more likely to perish from a car accident than from a deadly tornado. Most people in Kansas have never even seen a tornado or the cloud formations preceeding one. Anyways, here’s some pictures of the progress over here:
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