Sunday, September 26, 2010
As I watch him I have to wonder... how did we get to this point? Where did my little boy go? When did time just slip away and steal him from me. How did this happen, and where was I?
Now I have to just hope he will drop by and give me one of those deep hugs I live for... He stands taller then me by a full 6 inches, has a deep voice and looks so much like a man. He has ripped muscles, a captivating smile and gentle eyes. He is noticed a lot by the young ladies but he doesn't notice...
He is such a great young man. Unsure of what he wants to do with his life, and where to head but so excited to figure it out on his own. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, that is Ty marching to his own drum, doing it his way. My little boy is gone...and in his place stands a man ready to take off down his own highway just this time it is without Mickey and mommy at his side...
Posted by Rachel at 10:49 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
to celebrate Constitution week and honor our Founding Fathers he was asked to play the father of our great country...the one, the only, George Washington himself! He did an amazing job.
He kept the audience captivated as he shared inspiring words from Washington about what sacrifice's he and others made to give us the freedoms we freely enjoy. He talked about what we owe our ancestors for those stripes of red that fly on our flag. He talked about what we need to pass on to our children, and the duties we each owe our great country. He talked about what they wanted for us (their prosperity) when the Constitution was written, what they were trying to do when they created that heavenly document.
He shared how Washington depended on divine inspiration from our Heavenly Father to guide him to lead a nation... and write that amazing document that gives us everything we need to remain free if we so chose , and how to govern ourselves..
What a great man Washington was....so humble, so faithful and gave his all. I know Washington must have looked down and smiled What an honor to be Martha.... well at least for a day :)
Posted by Rachel at 9:39 PM
Monday, September 13, 2010
We also lost 2 of our hens. One early on to a predator and another about a month ago. Who knew I could cry so much over a silly hen, but poor Roxy was lost to one of the boys (stupid dogs!). Just in case you have ever wondered what your supposed to do when your dogs decided to go chicken hunting, Let me tell you the solution isn't easy. There is nothing worse then beating your dogs with a dead hen tied on the end of a rope , as your bawling like a baby! Oh well so goes life when you move to the country.
So we are left with the "seven" and they are such good hens. I get at least half a dozen eggs a day from them. And let me tell you folks there is nothing better then free range eggs for an omelet! I love my silly little hens. Those stupid birds bring me such joy just watching them chase bugs. Grasshoppers are my favorite.. they can keep those chickens going for hours! The only thing I would like to change is that they love my garden!
I have lost more melons to hens then to bugs! But next year I will know what to do so I can have both, at least I will try!
Posted by Rachel at 1:05 AM
Sunday, September 12, 2010
We chose to go with a square foot gardening option.What a great concept that is... plant lots of different produce in one in bed... Companion gardening, adding your flowers for both color and pest protection... I am not sure who came up with such a brilliant idea, but they have given me back hours that would have been spent on my knees weeding. Plus it is just so pretty! And I like pretty.
Posted by Rachel at 1:15 AM