Tuesday, November 30, 2010

None of your Bees-wax

Back in October...
(yes, I know, I am a Slogger)
We harvested the honey that our bees 
had worked on all summer long.
(don't worry, we left some for them)

Hudson the Bee-Keeper

Papa (the King of Beekeeping) melting the caps off
 so we can extract the honey from the comb.

The Audience and Support Team

Weston, Maggie,Tess and even Gma Great

Brian, Elizabeth, Abbi, Weston, Dani, Tess and Maggie

The Extractors


The end results...
3 gallons and 3 pints

Come on over and let's "break bread" together...
with butter and lots-o-honey!!

Friday, November 19, 2010


The previous post contained pictures of our
Hillbilly Guests/Entertainers
at Big Canyon this summer.

They were a big hit with the campers and brought much
laughter and excitement
 each evening in front of the campfire!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

Trust me - -
there are no words for the following pics!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Swimmin' Hole

For our Ducks

You see, there is a place at the end of our driveway 
that makes a puddle whenever it rains.
And after a good rain, our ducks head straight for their swimmin' hole.
Oh, they love it!!

Oh, and I love watching them!
They fascinate me. 
Not sure why.
They just do.

Quite the pair!

"His work is honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made his wonderful works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and full of compassion."

Psalm 111:3-4

Monday, November 15, 2010

Our New Friends

On the Farm!

Meet Ty

and Merrylegs

Dani has claimed Ty as hers.
They are a perfect match.

Maggie, Weston and Elizabeth enjoy Merrylegs.

Dani and Ty going full speed ahead!

Big hugs for her boy.

They have been a great addition and we are enjoying them

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Oh, Sing!

"Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

For the Lord is greatly to be praised."

Psalm 96:1-4

Friday, November 12, 2010

She is 6!

Dani Rae

For dessert she chose Rocky Road

And for dinner she chose

The special plate with chopsticks


Daniel (friend) and Maggie

Hudson and Brian

Caleb and Grandma Great

Birthday Girl and Weston

Nana and Tess

Most of her gifts were horse related.
She loved them all.

This is her new best friend, Ty.
We call him "The Gentle Giant"

She rides him almost every day and sometimes twice.
Her preference of saddle is...
She loves riding him bareback and at full speed.


We love you!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday! (kinda)

This little girl LOVES her big brother!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It REALLY Stinks Around Here!

It's that time of year again.
Time to breed our does - female goats.
That means Casey-the-Buck returns to our farm.

If you don't know about bucks,
let me tell you...

  He LOVES our girls (goats).
(Of course he does. He is a buck!)
The girls were not so sure of him at first.
The girls ran and Casey chased.

While Casey trapped Patsy IN the shed, 
Bambi jumped ON the shed to get away.

After a while, the girls started warming up 
to the idea of being with him.
They quit running and started sniffing.

Even Cash was annoyed by the new smell on the farm.
He couldn't figure out why something would allow itself to smell so bad.
Casey gave Cash "some lip".

Hopefully Casey will do "his thing" and we will have kids next spring.
And...more yummy goat milk!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Sunday Afternoon...

In the Mountains
(before the rain/snow)

Saddling Up!

And Away they GO!!

I was sad I could not go but I have "hung up my spurs" for the time being.
Growing a baby!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Here Fishy Fishy!

Add 3 more swimmers to our crew!

Once again, through our homeschool group, 
we were provided with some lessons affordably.
(remember - "affordably" is a key word around here)
This time it was swim lessons.

The three little girls LOVED it!!
Elizabeth (far right)

Tessa (pink and yellow)

Tessa and Dani Rae