What was I thinking….:~day 17

Not sure whatever possessed me to say I would post 30 days in a row. (on a somewhat  daily basis)

Regardless I am sticking to it, so here is some RANDOM pics from our life as of lately.

Anatomy & Physiology as Mother Nature intended.  Lucky kids to have such a fine dad that  teaches them everything he knows.

My friend’s sheep.  A few weeks back we took a stroll out back on her land to a babbling brook and waterfall.  There we sat and talked.  Moments like that make me feel blessed  for my friends that I spend time with regularly and those I just get to visit with from time to time.

Nothing like home-grown chicken!  The kids and Maine Man processed 20 of our meat birds last week.  We have more that they plan to do in the next week or two.  Some we bartered with and the rest will feed our family until Spring.

With Thanksgiving approaching and cranberries in season I have made cranberry sauce twice and plan to make it this weekend for a friend.  I figured I would post the link in case anyone wanted to give it a try.

The kids just after Flower Girl shot her deer.  Always a humbling moment when you take the life of another in order to sustain your own.

Gingerbread cookies in October, why not?

The kids used cookie cutters on the pumpkins, they came out pretty good.

School is going good for the most part.  I have much more confidence this year then our first year homeschooling.  It is not without its moments but we surely will have no regrets with this commitment.  It has been fun to learn along with the kids for both Maine Man and I.  We each have our strength and weaknesses.  We are all really liking the book series Dear America. We just finished reading My Heart is on the Ground.  I cannot wait to start the next book in the series.  My Name is America is also being enjoyed by the kids.

Anyone else still battling to fill the barn, garage, woodshed before snow flies?