Saturday, May 30, 2009


Monday, May 18, 2009

Ice Cream 101

Grandma teaching our beginning summer course of 'how to eat ice cream'! Isn't homeschool awesome you can learn 24X7! The possibilities are endless on the courses you can come up with! He He! Some real life skills! We had fun with it anyway. As you can see once the children understood the basics they got pretty creative!

It's tough but somebodies got to eat the Ice Cream!!!

Can You Imagine?

Troy's parents took us to a special fossil museum for Mother's Day! It was so much fun!! The children had a chance to spend time with some of their cousins and we got to learn all kinds of things about archeology.
As you can see daddy was the silliest of us all! The old bones just made him crazy!!!
I think this was personally one of my favorite! Can you imagine swimming on the back of this awesome turtle's back?
You can see the dinosaurs in the back ground made you feel like you just walked into their world. Some of them even moved and made noises to each other. Poor little Andronicus just couldn't figure it out. When we walked in to where T-Rex was and his mouth was moving up and down Andronicus just kept saying "Back, Back."
Here's Grandma and Grandpa with all the children! It's a good thing they don't have one of these on the farm! It would probably eat them out of house and home! Who would need a car with an animal like this in the drive.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Heirloom Seed Festival

Recently, we took a road trip to a Spring Planting Heirloom Seeds Festival that we have been wanting to see for several years! It was great!! We camped out and it rained the whole time we were there but it was fabulous! We can't wait to go back! The founder of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is only 28 and he is amazing! He started out with his own garden just like the boys. Then he started collecting seeds and exchanging them through the Seed Savers Exchange, and now he sends out 150,000 catalogs all over the world and hosts these awesome heritage festivals and has built this little village with a flour mill, apothecary and a bunch of other features!!! Very inspiring and a lot of amazing vendors were there from everywhere.
Main Street of Bakers Ville.
Grandpa and Nana met us there too!!!
We got to see a lot of heirloom chickens and birds!
Troy and Rivyr with some precious local honey we were able to purchase.
Iylland in his frog slicker. It's a good thing we took our mud boots!!!

Life On Our Farm!

Spring is here the beautiful pink dogwood that Troy got for me last year is blooming wonderfully this year. A little bit of green is showing in the yard but the trees have yet to set new leaves.
This is our new pup NUMA!! (lion in some african language) Troy is still reading through the original Tarzan series with the boys and that is where they came up with his name. As you can see they are pretty happy about it!! Even Andronicus loves him! Our garden has been worked up by daddy and some early crops have been planted! It's been a blast gardening with daddy this year but we might have to expand the garden again, it seems to be getting little very fast!

Llyonesse is proud of her doughnut for grandpa!! Rivyr woke up with a grand idea of making doughnuts and I'm thinking we can surely figure out a healthy recipe!! They are homemade, whole wheat, sweetened with honey, cut and baked! They turned out great!!! Everyone loved them up! Yum, Yum!