Our summer vacation is quickly coming to an end.
I am forcing the kidsThe children are thrilled to start our new
school year next week. Just the smell of freshly sharpened pencils
puts them in a joyful frenzy. Oh wait,maybe that is just me. At any
rate, we are starting our new school year on Monday. I for one am
overjoyed to get back into a routine of reading, thinking, learning
and watching all those wonderful light bulbs click above the children's
sweet little heads.
I have not updated the blog a whole lot this summer
so here is a quick recap of what we have been up to:
I did a whole lot of weeding and mowing and raking and shoveling
and did I mention weeding? Oh my. The things I could have
accomplished if it weren't for those disgusting weeds!
I worked in the flower gardens.
And in the veggie gardens. I harvested
about 300 pounds of red potatoes,
lots of butternut squash,peas, beans, okra
and tomatoes(the ones the darn horn worms
did not get!) I am going to plant a fall garden
as well. I will have lots of lettuce, broccoli,
cabbages, carrots and other
cool weather veggies.
This sweet, chubby, precious little
cupcake turned 13 this summer.
Please make her stop growing.
I shot and killed a nasty snake all by myself. It was eating eggs in
my barn and I just can not have that. I am terrified of snakes. There
was shaking and whimpering involved while killing it but I got the
job done. If my daughter was not there comforting me, I probably
would have chickened out.
Speaking of chickens I spent a lot of time chasing chickens from
the back porch, from eating everything in my garden and from
the front yard where they were eating all the grass seed. I finally
trimmed their feathers and made them stay in the chicken yard
for a while.
Worked a lot in the orchard, trying to get grass, flowers and herbs to grow.
Tried and failed to save an egg-bound chicken.
Started to learn how to make stained glass jewelry. Still working on it,
I'm a little rough.
Brandon (center) tried out for and participated in this years
Missoula Children's Theatre production of Pinocchio. He was one
of the Pleasure Island kids who turns into a donkey.
The kids started volunteering at the humane society.
(Click on Homeschooling above to see the details)
And I chopped off a good 6 inches of hair because of the
awful humidity that ruins any chances of maintaining
any other hair style.
What did you do with your summer vacation?