Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer plans

I still haven't been able to put my garden in.  It has rained almost every day for the last two weeks.  And I mean rain.....either drizzle all day long or major storms with over an inch of rain.  I was hoping for a little relief today and tomorrow but we have 70% chance of rain.  I think I'll just start building an ark.

Our friend  has put some cows out in our pastures.  The girls are naming them....pretty little girl names......I wanted Ribeye, Hamburger, and Steak, but they didn't agree.  He is renting the pasture from us because we don't have any animals yet.  It works out well for us, he's giving us 1/2 cow in return.  We just have to pay for the processing. 

Monday we get our chickens.  I still need to do a little reading.  The coop is all done and I'm hoping it will be warm enough to stick them out there.  I really don't want them in the basement.

TL still has about two weeks of school left to do for history and science.  He got behind on those assignments.  He'll be working on spelling, math, and Spanish this summer.  He's a little over halfway through his math book.  We didn't start it until Jan.  He also has to read every day.  I have a list for him to pick from this summer and he can also do his pleasure reading.

The girls have to work on math, spelling, and reading everyday. 

Trouble and I really need this summer to get her starting to read.  I end up putting her aside because she's playing or I'm busy with the bigger kids.  She's anxious to learn to read so I'm excited to have some time to spend with her.

The big girls will be honing up their baking skills and working on meals this summer.  I will be teaching TL how to grill and make side dishes.  IF I ever get sick again like I did last fall, at least they'll know how to cook more.  TL also has a ton of mowing to do.  We spent five hours the other day.  He rode the rider for about four hours and I pushed for about two.  We were desperately trying to get it done before the rain started again.  We almost made it and of course, with the rain we've had, we have to start all over again. At least gas prices have dropped to under $4 again. 

Last night was the last American Heritage Girls meeting.  The girls got their awards.  They are Explorers and worked on three badges with their troop and earned two on their own plus a service star.  Service stars are awarded for doing volunteer work.  As Explorers, they are required to do 10 hours to earn a star.  This summer they are attending a four day camp with all the girls in MN and a two night campout with their troop.  Should be a lot of fun!


  1. I can't even imagine having to mow that much! It's great to have these big guys around to do that job, though.

    There is an AHG troop starting here in the Fall and we're thinking about doing that.

    Sounds like a good summer school plan :)

  2. What an amazing amount of mowing. We only have to mow for about 1.5 hours with a push mower. I hope trouble takes off with reading easily.
    Blessings, dawn


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