Friday, February 20, 2009

Our Thursday Visitors!

Rachel riding Darlin'

Caleb with TWO smoothies!

David trying to revive Hannah.

Notice the bag of peas on Kris' hand? He smashed his thumb while loading firewood.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Mooky took this pic.

I am thrilled to report that I found free printable math worksheets at, AND a place to do online drills on the same website. Yippee! This saved me so much time today. Usually when the kids need extra practice in a certain area, I type up problems for them. This way, I don't even have to use my brain. Cool. Don't wanna wear out what little brain I have left.
Kiwi made some REALLY great Nubian goat Wash Cloths!! Check e'm out.

We met Halcy in Fredericksburg today and Gabby is now home, telling her tales of all the weird, strange, and disgusting things that they do at Four Mile Farm.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Michael!!!

Maggie's kids using her for a playground.

Mooky replaced the OLD toilet today. It was probably as old as this house, which was built in 1986. And it was just NOT fixable any more.

Kris was working on some wiring, and he had plenty of helpers.

"Mattie, you are such a trouble-maker!"

Today I butchered 2 of the last 4 roosters. 4 roosters was just too many, even though it was a big improvement over 14 roosters!
Nope, I don't think chicken soup sounds good any more.
"I like potatoes better."

This smells really gross.

Eeeeeee-ew, that is so disgusting! Note the clenched fists.

All clean, smiling, had a bath. And see, she's not scarred for life!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Planting potatoes! Anyone wanna hire a gardener? Contact Halcyon about this good little worker.

I love this picture of all the goats coming in from browsing and Liberty right there with them as always. :o)

Ready for morning milking. PJ loves Gabby, and can quite often be found wherever she is!

Look! I've hired a new kidsitter.

I have been looking up various things to print up to keep Gabby occupied while doing school with Mooky and Erinn and I came across some great stuff for older kids too!

Outline Maps
and more
Outline Maps!!

Mooky not only loves history, but he loves maps so this oughta be fun.

Gabby has mastered climbing to the top of the "swing steps", getting on the swing, and then letting loose - the palms of her hands got so red from holding on to the rope that I had to tell her to take a break. No more swinging until tomorrow. As soon as tomorrow arrived, she was right back out there. So, if she comes home with blistered hands Halcyon, at least you know I tried to prevent it!

Gabby has certain "chores" that she has assigned to herself. Like feeding Paquito, helping me milk, gathering eggs, etc. Then she has chores that I have assigned to her. Like washing the silverware, putting away clean silverware, practicing her handwriting, etc. She doesn't mind if someone takes over the chores I assigned, but if anyone does the chores that SHE assigned to herself she gets downright offended!!! LOL. Well, Gabby, I'm sorry but you were asleep and Paquito was hungry! I couldn't make him wait until you woke up. (Her solution to that was just to skip naps.)

What's really cool is that I can actually send her outside with a warm bottle and she can find the baby goat, fend off Red Wing (who is not really a bottle baby, but wants to be) and feed him the whole bottle successfully! Erinn is loving this. heh heh.