Monthly Archives: November 2006

4 boys, a large box of leaves and a little creative imagination…

November 29, 2006
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4 boys, a large box of leaves and a little creative imagination…

4 boys standing on the deck of their fort peering into a large box of leaves…. Can you guess? They take “jumping into a pile of leaves” to a whole new level….

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Cold Frame in a Hurry and… Winter Time Gardening

November 29, 2006
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Cold Frame in a Hurry and… Winter Time Gardening

Although we have had temps drop below freezing already this Fall, we have not yet needed a full time or mostly full time cold frame. Broccoli, lettuce and cabbage are doing very well here thus far. I have tiny broccoli heads on my broccoli plants and am anticipating fresh home grown broccoli soon. Today my…

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So Busy……Even Had Time for a Chicken Harvest!

November 28, 2006
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So Busy……Even Had Time for a Chicken Harvest!

We just returned from Thanksgiving break spent with my family. I love having a big family…so many people to see! We had a rowdy good time around the family meal table laughing and talking about good times with brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma’s and grandpa’s. Our trip was short because of our responsibilities back…

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Importance of Thanksgiving

November 28, 2006
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Like many things in our culture, the Providential hand of God in the founding of our nation has been forgotten. For our family Thanksgiving is quickly becoming an important celebration that we plan on expanding to a 3 day celebration as we return to the focus our forefathers had on the first Thanksgiving. It isn’t…

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Almost Had Us A Turkey, Mom!

November 14, 2006
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Almost Had Us A Turkey, Mom!

Our version of a Where’s Waldo Thanksgiving picture? A flock of turkey spotted in our yard as we were eating lunch — The boys immediately scramble from the table telling everyone to BE QUIET BECAUSE WE BETTER NOT SCARE THEM AWAY! The turkey wander around for a while eating and gobbling. Excitement in the house…

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Tips for Hospitality

November 7, 2006
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We love the Hospitality command! Over the weekend we had company stay with us over night and for several meals. In the midst of our busy weekend, I was given very little notice of this quick company stop off, however, it was a wonderful time of fellowship with some old friends! I tested several “expecting…

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God’s Beautiful Creation and the Morning Hike

November 3, 2006
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God’s Beautiful Creation and the Morning Hike

I finally figured out how to get back in shape. We have a beautiful sprawl of wooded acres behind our house and now that the temperature is cool and the leaves are falling the threat of snakes is behind me, I promised the children a hike in the woods. Last night I mentioned that after…

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One other home making challenge….

November 2, 2006
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One other home making challenge….

Gardening, along with bread making, is easily passed by as something those other people do, or use to do.  I realize now that much hard work went into gardening not as a hobby, but a vital part of family life that determined if you ate or starved. I talked to a grandmotherly woman recently and…

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Sourdough Saga

November 2, 2006
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Sourdough Saga

Here is my sourdough starter. The brown liquid is called hooch. Hooch is the watery layer that contains alcohol. It smells beer like because it is a bit like beer. I read that some people use to drink it…however until you have made your own sourdough hooch, you will never know how disgusting the thought…

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