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Mama Goose

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I thought I would show you all Mama Goose on her nest.  She is nesting on the little island on our pond.  Somewhere close to her but invisible to us is Mama Duck.  From what we can figure, they both starting setting at about the same time.  We look forward to seeing babies soon.

The girls and I had a fun day yesterday.  Julie does have to start wearing glasses though.  The eye doctor called them part time glasses.  He said for her to wear them when she was doing school, reading, doing computer work, etc.  To which I said well, that’s pretty much full time glasses.  But anyway, she was just glad they didn’t put drops in her eyes.  She was SO dreading that.  After the eye appointment we went to Goodwill, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and Lowes.  We were looking for a certain color of stain for outside but we couldn’t find the color we have always used.   We then ate lunch at Little Caesar’s (the girls favorite eat out place).  After that, we came towards home-stopped and spent some much needed time at the Horn’s.  It had been so long since we had been able to get together.  We had a great visit but time just went by too quickly.  It seemed like we had been there no time and it was time to go.  She made me a nice hot biscuit so I could sample her dandelion syrup.  It was really good.  You can read about it here on her new blog http://oneandahalfacrehomestead.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/dandelion-syrup-tastes-like-honey/  My dandelion jelly did not set up.  I used powdered pection that I had on hand instead of the liquid (Sorry, Mrs. Faye, I will listen to you next time) so my jelly will now be called syrup.  I used some this morning to sweeten coffee and it was very good.

We had rain early this morning.  Everything is very wet and the temperature is chilly-low 40’s.  I think we will probably get a frost tonight and maybe tomorrow night.  I am hoping it doesn’t damage any of our fruit.  When I walked out toward the pond to get the picture of Mama Goose, I turned back toward the house and took this picture of our hens.

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Enjoy your day and God bless.

Bigger Now

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My, what a difference a few months can make.  Jasper was about 8 weeks old in this picture.  The other one was taken this morning.  I think he’s grown some, don’t you all?  He is drying off from a bath, waiting on the girls to break for lunch so he can play with them.  I am not sure how this happened.  I’ve never cared for animals in the house.  We now have 2 full time cats inside and 1 part time dog.  100_2952

I used to be so strong.  Oh well, it’s not too bad.  The girls really enjoy them being in.  Cold here today.  The wind is blowing pretty hard.  The fire went out last night and when I tried to build a new fire this morning, the smoke was terrible.  I eventually just took the wood out of the stove and left it alone.  I would rather be a little cool than have to deal with all that smoke.  We have the gas logs on so its not too cold.  Hopefully, we will do bible study tomorrow.  I am very excited to begin this study.  Esther is such an exciting book to study and I’m sure Beth Moore will bring out things I would never think about.  We are hopefully going down to Jessica’s this weekend.  I want to do some girl stuff.  The town she lives in has an excellent Goodwill Store.  I love shopping at Goodwill!  I guess I just love thrift store shopping in general, yard sales, consignment sales, etc.  Good deals at good prices.  Well, lunch break is over.  Time for school.  Enjoy your day and God bless.