Happy Sunday to you! We have been enjoying all sorts of varied weather this past week, with everything in the forties to forecasted highs in the 80s. Our fall garden is a little confused, but is doing really well. Nothing beats fresh greens in a salad or smoothie. Did you know that you can eat squash leaves? They blend up really well in a fruit smoothie, and have a nice, mild taste.
After noticing a lot of books going unread on our shelves, I challenged my three oldest girls to read at least three books to their younger siblings each day. After only a few days, there has been a noticeable change in the atmosphere of the home, with fewer videos being requested and more peace and quiet.
The cooler weather brought some amazing sunsets,
. . . While also making Hickey Pickety decide that the pantry would be a perfect place to lay her egg!
The dark, rainy days are made a little brighter by a few mums on the table,
(This pancake was NOT made by Rebecca)
Violets and dandelions have decided to have a second spring, and we have enjoyed plucking their cheery blossoms (and wearing them, too).
They don't last very long as a clothing accessory with chickens around, however.
This little pillow was stitched for us by our friend Devina, who lives "Across The Pond"~
Audrey was excited to see this Nashville Warbler visiting the feeders there.
We leave you with these beautiful words by Christina Rossetti:
"Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank."
May we always remember to stop and thank the One who makes this beautiful life possible.