Monday, October 19, 2009

Around the house...

While my husband was off hunting I had a friend come over and we made soap from scratch! It's ready to use now. The first time I tried to use it my hands were burning! My hands were really cut up that day though from trying to rescue a chicken from a blackberry bush so maybe that had something to do with it.
Our first egg laying hen laid on Friday, October 9th. And today all four chickens laid an egg. All hens have established their right to not be slaughtered! Two hens lay big eggs that can be used for baking - the other two hens make little breakfast eggs.

I made scones today using some chicken eggs! I used the delicious recipe from King Arthur Flour's baking book.

It's Autumn!

As usual it feels like I'm behind in everything. But the kids seems to be enjoying life and that's priority #1.

I raked a pile of leaves for Guy to jump in. When he first wouldn't go in I threw him in and became his most hated adult for two seconds. But it didn't take him long to see the joy of jumping in leaves.

At the Pumpkin Patch! They had a train ride which was his favorite and he was fascinated with the miniature horses. Lucy slept all the time in my front pack so she didn't get her picture taken.


Here's the Lucy pictures.

She was so hungry she ate the whole bowl.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tired times...

It was cold over the weekend and we fired up the pellet stove for the first time this autumn. It was so cozy Guy couldn't stay awake.