It has been awhile!

Hello friends and family. I am taking a break from market for the month of March (at least) so I am hoping to devote more time to taking picture and posting them to the blog. I started K and G in year 1  beginning Jan 4th. I am calling this year “light” as I learn more about the Charlotte Mason philosophy and because I still working one day a week. I am enjoying schooling them together; they each challenge each other in different ways and it makes it easier for me! K is doing a more difficult math and handwriting curriculum but their other subjects they are together. The biggest challenge has been training MJ to sit and play no “disrupt” our school time. She has to sit during morning Bible and our evening reading and the other times she has to sit on the floor and play quietly. Today was the first day this was a success.

A sweet couple from our church blessed the kids with this amazing dollhouse for Christmas. The second two pictures show the Christmas present Adam built me; a mobile island! I love it and it is so beautiful. He also built me a second canning shelf which we have put to good use.

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Tea time in January!

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We finally had time in January to make sausage. We made breakfast patties and stuffed sausage links as well. It is delicious!

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Adam began tilling the garden plots in February to prepare for spring. We lost our hoop house plastic during a bad storm in early January but now have a small greenhouse in the backyard for starting seeds.

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This is what a typical Friday looked like for me until this week. I need a break! These pictures only show the sourdough bread which is one of 4 types of bread I make. It gives you an idea as to why I bake literally all day!

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K loves to cook with her Daddy!

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Cuties.

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Valentine’s weekend we had a bonfire and then laid a blanket on the half acre and stared at and studied the stars. It was remarkable. We should be still like them under the stars more often!

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This is the last of our winter garden. We are trying to be creative with how to use the rest of our greens! The kids enjoy just eating the collards raw out of the garden, but the mustard has bit of a kick. The strawberries have spread since last spring so we are hoping to harvest more strawberries this year.

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Adam built a log holder onto the smokehouse. Not only is it beautiful but it will help save money from buying wood chips for the smoker. My FIL trimmed their pecan tree AND chopped all of the wood into logs for us to use for the smoker.

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These girls should be laying soon (2 turned out to be roosters so they will be dinner in a few months!).

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Meet Bruce. He is our beautiful Rhode Island Red rooster. He helps us out by making sure we are awake by 4:30am. Thanks Bruce. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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Sorry about the terrible lighting! Our meat birds arrived last week and they are under a red light for warmth. There are also 2 ducks in there with them. Can you spot the duck?

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They are having fun in nature and waiting for spring. It has been so fun seeing all of the robins return and studying the different birds!

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I hope to post again soon!

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