Outside my window... The kids decided to plant pumpkins this year and we put about eight vines in the ground last week. We were careful to fence them off, to keep the chickens away, but unfortunately the fence did nothing to keep our Clifford dog out. Did you know that pumpkins are irresistible to certain members of the Great Pyrenees family? Particularly those members who are already facing the threat of re-homing due to their penchant for eating eggs from the coop and digging through the trash. :( Here our some pictures from our pumpkin planting day. I haven’t taken any recent pictures of the three pumpkins that still remain. It’s just too depressing. :)
This is our guard-owl, who keeps the chickens safe from hawks.
Unfortunately, he does nothing to protect pumpkins from marauding dogs.
I am thankful … That God has decided to place another precious child into our care. I’m thankful that our children are so excited about the new baby, and I’m thankful to be back in touch with an old friend.
From the learning rooms… We’re going to be getting our first curriculum soon! Up until now, we’ve been making up our own but we’ve decided to go with Our Fathers World for this year. I’m really excited about that.
From the kitchen… I think this lead-in is meant to assume that us “simple women” know something about cooking and are always whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. Well, I just learned how to bake squash, yall. I’ve cooked it in a skillet and I’ve steamed it, but I’d never baked it before. As it turns out, baked squash is delicious and the only kind of squash my children will eat. I’m glad I have friends who can cook and share all these marvelous little secrets like: Squash can be baked.
I am reading… The Shack, by William Young. I’d heard so much about it that I finally decided to read it for myself and have been completely disappointed. I won’t go into the theology behind the book – everyone has an opinion and I don’t feel the need to add mine, but what I was surprised by is how irritating and incredibly tedious I’ve found it. It’s taken me forever to get through this book. I find myself doing just about anything – even laundry! – just to have an excuse not to sit down and read it. I keep slugging through it, figuring it HAS to get better at some point, but now I’m at the last few pages and I doubt I’ll even finish it. If you want a GOOD book to read that is similar, I would suggest The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis, or The Screwtape Letters. Much, MUCH better books.
Here is picture I am sharing…
Long overdue, here is a picture of our two remaining kittens. I’m sorry to say that the others didn’t make it.
Kitten 1 aka: “the play kitty”
Kitten 2 with her mother. Aka: “the big eye kitty” and “momma cat” (my kids aren’t very original with names) :)
Have a great week, everyone!