Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Change in Scenery and Just About Everything Else!

I have been so busy and completely neglected my blog this year!
 Since I posted last we have moved to the country (and love it), remoldeling our old farmhouse, the boys are almost another year older and I am now officially a "country fresh momma" at least that's my new altar ego I call myself, LOL. We have almost 5 acres to care for and no neighbors in sight, which we are thoroughly enjoying, esp the boys who have learned that peeing outside is just the best thing ever! I myself have learned to toughen up, since moving out here to the outer limits, I have encountered(and lived to tell about it) Spiders of all shapes, sizes and colors, a mouse that died in the walls (seriously, take rotten diaper smell to a new level and nothing helps mask it), Snakes galore(in which one I joyfully mowed to death), Ticks all over my children- hubby and I , mowing taking 3 hours(which i truly enjoy) Gardening for the 1st time, living on a gravel road and the dust which leaves my vanship dirty ALL the time:) , barn cats infested with fleas (and I mean infested), wild raspberry bushes (wonderfully delicious), a beautiful array of colorful birds, a big Pear tree I can't wait to try, a rabbit as a pet, smelly well water, a large branch of a tree falling on me during a storm (talk about life flashing in front of me!), NO pizza delivery, the smell of the hog farm behind us and most of all a peace that has come over me since the first time I layed my eyes on this homestead that I have fallen in love with and can't imagine raising my boys anywhere else on this earth-God IS good!!
 It is so gratifying watching the crops grow all around us, I have dreamed of being a country girl all my life!

Next week starts new adventures, as we are getting chickens to raise for the first time ever, I know, what are hubby and I thinking:) We are actually very excited, we have wanted chickens since the first thought of county livin' , and I mean country livin at its best:)  We ordered 25 Black Stars, they are supposed to be egg laying maniacs, bring on the fresh farm eggs baby! I am curious to see what I have to say this time next year about having chickens- I hope I can handle them!
I see mini farming in our future;)

We are starting our school year here at "The Fortner Christian Academy" the 22nd, Not only are we doing 7th grade but I am starting preschool for the 2 little guys. I am looking forward to adding that to the agenda, preschool is FUN! 

More to come..................................

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It is fall..it is fall, the leaves are falling everywhere!!
Playing in the leaves a few years back

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Books I have recently read or reading

  • When You Come Home, by Nancy Cavin Pitts
  • Terri Blackstock's christian fiction
  • Any of the "Patchwork Mystery" series
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
  • Lisa Whelchel's "So You're Thinking about Homeschooling"
  • The Homeschooling Handbook

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