April showers, May harvest

I am a little behind in posting so here are some pictures/information from the month of April.

So the month started off with Adam receiving a promotion (yay!) and him traveling out of town for a few days. The first night he was gone, MJ decided to grab a halogen light bulb that had been burning for 5+ hours. Needless to say, she had 2nd degree burns on her forefinger and thumb. She was a trooper and allowed me to wrap it for at least a week so you will see the bandage in the pictures. K is wearing glasses now and she has a lazy eye as well. You will see the patch in the pictures; she has to wear it 2 hours a day for several months. She wears it everyday without complaint and I am so thankful for that! I have to say that G is the best photo-bomber ever! He has the most interesting poses and faces when he bombs a picture!

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We love our visits with AG. MJ runs around yelling “Ash” and is constantly trying to play with her and kiss her (please excuse my terrible photo-taking skills).

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These garden pictures were taken at the beginning of the month. We are now harvesting squash everyday and picking wild blackberries as well. We have squash in a different form EVERY night for dinner and that will continue through summer. We moved the hoop house earlier in the month as well.

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I have been taking the kids on nature walks to pick blackberries. They are loving the cooler weather! We have had the windows open for 2 days and it has been cool and pleasant! These are our blackberries we planted and they are not ready to pick so we have been picking wild blackberries in the yard and along the right-away in the neighborhood. Every time we see a butterfly or a bee the kids yell, “Hey, there is a pollinator.” I love that they know what means and how important pollinators are to the health of our garden.

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Play time! Yes, that is a baby doll stroller. MJ loves when the kids push her around in it.


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Puzzles are a big part of our school. It takes K a lot of self-control to let G put a puzzle together without her input. You can see in some of the pictures her practicing self-control.

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Adam made stuffed ronde de nice squash. It was so amazing! We are excited to continue to harvest these beauties. I am sure you can tell that Adam took the squash pictures.

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We ended this month by celebrating Adam’s birthday. He requested a chocolate stout cake.

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It was a great month and we are looking forward to cucumbers and tomatoes!


One thought on “April showers, May harvest

  1. I love that you have fresh veggies already!! I am so jealous! I would love to go on the nature walks with you! Aisha loves puzzles too, so she would have a hard time not butting in! Great family time, Mae Lynn. You and Adam keep up the good work! Love, Aunt Crystal

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