Friday, January 31, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Yesterday while the kids tried out the new driveway...Jake, Dwayne and I measured and sketched out our sprinkler plan. It was nice to solidify the sizes and dimensions of the square foot garden boxes...we will put a small sprinkler in each one so that they can be amply watered in the summer.
This morning Dwayne came over with his final sketch of where each head will come up around the house and he and Jake will go to the land at 7:30 am Saturday to begin installing it. I will probably follow them out there with the kids so that the boys can help lay PVC pipe and I can protect the rest of the orchard with fencing. I may if I have time go ahead and set the columns for the grape arbor.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Two more of the kids came down with the flu last night so we spent much of our day helping our sick... For a little breather Blaise and Rosalie went out in the sunshine with the dodge ball and played a little "First One to Drop It's a Nerd". It makes the kids laugh and I love that. Fun and sunshine gave me some energy to come back inside and continue loving on our sick people. :)
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Isaac wrote me a little note asking for us to have a date together. It made me so happy to be asked that by my precious ten year old. He and I laughed and talked about dogs, karate, baseball and St. John the Baptist. He makes me laugh and I can't help but smile when I see his shining face.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Today our blue lavender, sweet baby girl cherry tomatoes and peppermint seeds came in from Park Seed Nursery. Rosalie and Justice helped me transplant the slowly growing cabbage and leeks to create space to start our seeds. :)
Thank you Rosalie for helping me take blog pictures! :)
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Our very first guitar lessons started today! Our youth director came over for an hour lesson with Isaac and Blaise and stayed afterward for dinner and four square. It was great to hear the kids laughing and playing music and games together. What a blessing!!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Sweet Bindi had 12 puppies!!! I have been waiting for these little ones for such a long time. When Bindi was 4 months old I hoped to be patient enough for her to grow up be bred to Bosco and perhaps have a puppy. I am still hoping to raise the money to get one. They are lovely and grow up to be such majestic creatures. From spending hours with the dogs today I realized this is the right breed for our family...I love their calm nature. That's just the addition we need for our farm.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Today was a post op appointment for vein surgery #2. It went well. :) We had a good inside day ordering the last bit of landscaping for the outside of the house. 50 rose hedge bushes for the front pasture and 20 Abraham Darby's (in honor of Abe's 29th birthday today;) ) for underneath the windows. I also bought blue lavender seeds, sweet baby girl tomato seeds and peppermint seeds. I figure they would look and smell pretty around the rose bushes. I also checked on the blackberries and cherry bushes we heeled in out back. They are doing okay but I am anxious to get them in the ground at the land as soon as I can build the garden boxes.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Our pre home blog was published nicely into a book through blog2print and I am very happy with the quality. It was so exciting to receive it in the mail but a letter back from the Vatican was truly the high light. It makes me feel so loved to hear back from the Pope! It is very encouraging to my heart to have a bit of contact with our humble shepherd ...and to have his prayers for my family means a lot to me.