Friday, May 13, 2011


I usually dread summer. I'm not a fan of the heat! But, we had such a long cold winter that I was ready for it. I'm actually enjoying it. Our house is surrounded by honeysuckles and other little flowers that smell so good. We haven't turned our air conditioning on, and I really can't believe it! I like to keep my house around 60 degrees in the summer! But, we're fortunate to have a lot of trees shading our house and we keep fans going, so it really hasn't been bad. Hang drying my clothes isn't bad either. I find that I don't have as many piles of laundry everywhere as when I use the dryer. We are glad to be done with school! We still have some astronomy left, but, we're really relaxed about it and just having fun with it. We are having a lot of fun with the chickens. Another homeschool family gave us two laying hens...Lacy and Josephina. They are both beautiful. Josephina was egg bound and we think she's going to be okay now, but can't be 100% certain. Other than that, they have done great! We've gotten 1 or 2 eggs most days. It's been great for the boys. It's also fun as a family. We spend a lot of time outside together...working on the garden, the chickens, ducks, etc. We've also spent a lot of time outside cutting down trees and burning brush. It's a lot of work, but, I think it's been good for all of us. I'm glad that we stay busy doing things like this, rather than in front of a tv. We're learning a lot and doing things together.

The projects we're working on now are a floating house for the ducks and rain barrels!

1 comment:

Becky said...

I stumbled on your blog through a blog type thing. I noticed that your profile said homeschooling and adoption. I am on an awesome homeschool group that is for families that have adopted. I would like to invite you to join us.

You will be blessed by this group. You can also visit my blog if you wish. We have adopted 5 little girls from China.