Friday, September 25, 2009

National Lampoon's Farming Vacation

A picture is worth a thousand words...

Howdy Pardner...

She is in heaven...just look at that smile!
Meet Houndo...named after a John Wayne movie.

The people we are staying with have two of the most beautiful horses I've ever seen. They often ride by our "camp" and pick up a child or two for a quick trip around the driveway. My children are so thankful for this and look forward to the ride...

The boys enjoying morning reading in our Knights bunk bed...which my husband creatively made. The beds fold up during the day to allow for more room for daily things...I am so thankful for that space!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lessons along the way...

Things we are learning in this journey:
I can cook in a really really really small space
I don't actually need have a shower every single day...but oh, that is a luxury I will hopefully have one day again
I can home school in a really really really small space
I can eat store bought food for connivance and not "die" from it...tee-hee
I can go a week without chatting on the phone to anyone or emailing or blogging...although it is an adjustment
I can choose to wake up happy or grumpy...and most days I'm choosing to wake up happy which makes life for everyone so much better
I can do all of my laundry in two loads and well it's actually just fine...really!
We really aren't farmers...but are working on it!

I hope this post finds you all doing well and learning in your journey as well...
You are cherished and loved and missed...
Hugs from us -

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Address and some fun pictures

Finally a mailing address...1250 N. Hwy - PMB #201 Colville, Washington

This was an incredible storm that we were able to watch i roll across the valley.

Since the winters are so harsh we have to really stock up on feed for the girls...and so we thought the best place to find a good hay farmer was at the fair. We went to the little Colville fair and found a very helpful family that had what we needed. So we set up a time to pick up our first load of hay and here are some fun pictures of the "city slickers" as she teased us and the lady and her little guy...let me tell you she just picks those bales of hay up and throws them into the trailer like they were a piece of tissue...she helps her husband plant and harvest the hay and is the one who manages the customer side...she was so full of energy and told me "sweetie, I'll make a farm girl out of you yet..." - I loved it and my farm girl heart was delighted! She is willing to have our older son over whenever so he can learn the farm trade - meanwhile I'll be flinging hay and other things I'm sure...tee-hee - and we thought we were "real" farmers back in Yelm - what a hoot!
Thank you for stopping by...I'll chat next week!

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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