We're so glad you came by today; it's actually COOL outside and feels quite lovely! We've been busy beavers lately, finishing AnnaMarie's quilt, watering and harvesting from the garden (as usual, the weeds were our best crop this year!), and doing all the little things that make a house a home.
The moon has been especially beautiful this month, looking quite romantic through the clouds (we really need a digital telescope!)~
The chickens have been providing lots of entertainment, chasing various invertebrates around the backyard. And now they are providing eggs, as well! We are grateful that we are allowed to have them in town, and are looking forward to the day when we can add to our menagerie.
We've been celebrating cooler weather by baking bread (and noticing a distinct similarity between its texture and the surface of the moon. . . .)~
For a couple of weeks, the front garden was a riot of sunflowers, but the goldfinches and squirrels have made short work of them (this picture was taken two weeks ago)~
We're still waiting for our zucchini to decide to make fruit as WELL as lots of pretty
We've been volunteering at the thrift store, and donating lots of goodies of our own! Hopefully we'll at least stay on top of the goodies we're bringing home. :)
And last but not least,Rebecca has been practicing the piano lately~ she's almost as good as her big sisters!♥
"The business of education is to prepare the young person for taking a hand in life, for solving the problems of life, for overcoming the difficulties and meeting the emergencies of life. The head is not a receptacle for the thoughts of others.It is the master of the vessel about to set sail on uncertain seas. Education is a drawing-out process, the development of natural capacities. It is never "finished" unless in cases of insanity. It proceeds from within, and advances as it is able through the senses to apprehend truth, and through the reason to apply such truth to things that concern living in the world."
~Mother's Magazine, April 1909