Friday, April 28, 2017

So busy....

I started working again this week doing online scoring for the next few weeks.  Its interesting and fun but the first week is always a struggle; trying to figure out how to squeeze work into my daily routine.

The big girls are working part time at the local greenhouse.  I'm going to help out two mornings a week also.  I can't wait to learn more about some of the plants and spend my paycheck buying plants!!  lol  It was warm here up until this past weekend and then it dropped back into the 40s.  We even had a little snow this week.  I haven't been able to finish weeding out my garden and with all the rain the last few days and with what is expected this next week, I may need to mow it.  I did manage to trim the raspberries up and weed out the strawberries. 

Our year is almost to a close with American Heritage Girls. Tonight we had a celebration to honor our newest Stars and Stripes recipient (which is comparable to an Eagle Scout project).  It was a lovely ceremony.  This week is our last regular meeting for the year and then we will be holding our end of the year awards ceremony in a few weeks.  Bug-a-bug is leveling and moving up to the highest level that AHG has.  I'll be curious to see if she decides to do a Stars and Stripes project after seeing the ceremony tonight.

I've been  working on finding homeschooling material for next year.  I think that we are going to do a few dvd programs for the big girls.  I just can't teach them everything; there just isn't time.  I'd like them to do language arts and science with a dvd instructor.  I've decided to do Homeschool in the Woods for the littles.  We have not been great with history this year so I decided to start with the colonial period and start it next week.

Our easter was very relaxing.  We enjoyed staying at home that day.  I was wiped out from everything going on.  We did manage to color eggs, which was a lot of fun.  I realized that we haven't colored eggs in so long that the littles didn't even know what to do.  Bad momma moment!  I've been too lazy to color them and didn't want to purchase eggs when we have eggs from our chickens.  Our eggs are brown though and not great for laying.

We have two new goats on our little farm.  These girls are 100% boer goats.  The little red one is Little Lady and the black headed one is Moonlight.  They are very sweet indeed.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Catching up

I didn't post the last two weeks as we went on a quick trip to TN last weekend and I was getting ready and recovering.  In the mid 40's is not the age to drive 12 hours each way in three days, plus do a major event.  Ugh.  I was exhausted for days.  

We took the littles with us and went to TN for one of my husband's friend's retirement from the Navy.  It was a very nice affair and we really enjoyed connecting with everyone we haven't seen in a year.  We went to Steak and Shake and of course, Chick-fil-a.  The girls didn't get too spend too much time in the hotel pool as we were busy most of the time but that is okay.  They played with old friends and met some new ones.  Everyone was astonished at how think and long hubby's beard was.  He's even had it trimmed twice.

Another reason I haven't posted in two weeks is that I've been really busy around here.  I started scoring with Pearson again this weekend and in June, I'll be starting back to school to finish up my master's.  Also, I was contacted by the state regent from DAR (Daughter's of the American Revolution) to help me finish up my application for membership.  I had a few holes that I couldn't find information for and she called and then called  back 36 hours later to tell me that she had the information.  I couldn't believe it.  I hope to have the final information I need by mid-May to file my application.

Tonight, we are heading out to buy two more doelings.  We want to start breeding Boer goats and these will be the first ones that are registered.  The two males we have now are 3/4 boer and 1/4 alpine so they are not what we are looking for, but they will make good pets for the girls.  They love them already.

Have a wonderful week!