Our chicks are almost five months old now and love drinking from puddles in their yard. We can’t wait to get the first egg from this flock!
The children have a fort made with this fallen down pine tree. We were visiting there last week and I noticed that clumps of mushrooms were growing out of every single crack in the bark.
These leaves, a soft tree fungus, and the wintergreen, all came home with me in my pocket.
(After a while, the fungus got wormy and I threw it out yesterday)
I called the winter green “leaf gum” so that Sarah and Seth would chew on the leaf I gave them. They made funny faces and I laughed when they bent over to spit it. I love the pinkness of the berries….so pretty.
This small, feathery light mushroom had a tiny slug under it.
And this purple mushroom cap was slick and slimy.
Someone picked a teeny bouquet of flowers and I inserted them into a small dish from Sarah’s tea set.
The big kids, doing their homework in the evening. I think Grace keeps things quiet. (is this a future librarian?)
I made a big batch of Grandma’s dinner rolls for church.
I replaced the “crappity crap” white cabinet with this piece from Pottery barn. Better? Yes.
The other evening there was a scuffle on the porch when a raccoon became Daring and tried to visit (in order to steal dogfood). The cat and dog when berserk and the children fled to the window, where they remained, watching this raccoon until he got brave enough to come down out of what he mistakenly thought was a “tree”. Look at those fingers!
It was interesting to see the reactions in the children. They immediately got a chair. Seth ran to get my phone and promptly took 84 pictures. David opened the top window and started throwing things. I didn’t know until I heard him say “I hit it!” and then I made him stop. Rich and Ethan ran for their guns and would have shot it if I didn’t intervene.
An American raccoon. I daresay he won’t be back.
I buzzed Seth’s hair yesterday. He ran to look in the mirror. “Do I look just like Weston?” he asked. (Weston’s his best buddy-and cousin–)
I took this at the end of our road at 8:30 this morning…..on my way to Dunkin’ Donuts, my sister, and Bible Study.
The leaves are so stunning.
I found this run-over snake in the road for my snake lover, Caleb. He gazed at it and said, “If it were alive it would be my pet right now.”
He even dreams of snakes. Last night he dreamed he had a big huge water snake. But, he says, he doesn’t love snakes the best. He loves the Bible and God more. I told him I was sure God was smiling right then, to hear it. How very precious indeed, are the words that come out of a child’s mouth about God.
My favorite verse for the week:
“When you give it to them, they gather it up. When you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.”