Thursday, April 29, 2010

Catch up post

You know how it goes. I get on a roll of posting and then life happens and I slack off. So here is the obligatory catch up post of the week. The picture above is some of the tie-dye shirts we did a couple weeks ago. They turned out great. Those two are mine. The kids made some as well and they look just as great.

The kids had the Charlottes Web performance and dance recital. It was awesome.

I got the rest of my garden planted today. I bought about 8 more tomato plants, more peppers, replacement broccoli and cauliflower (since the dang rabbits ate it). The stupid chickens are about to stress me out. They don't just eat the grass, they mow the damn stuff down. We have to move them every day or they kill the grass. The problem? Well our coop doesn't move and when we did move it, the legs broke. We are trying to build a new coop that is lighter for the mobile one, but the rain has been holding us up. Ugh.

We are finished with most of the kids classes for the summer (gymnastics, theatre, dance and sunday school) so things should slow down a bit. However, now our weekends get busier with activites. So far this month we have something every weekend. But hey, its fun stuff so no biggie right? :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What a busy weekend looks like.

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. We have been super busy. I was tooting my own horn yesterday about the amount of stuff i got done. We had a super productive weekend. So much so that next weekend we can actually move on to some other stuff. So here is some of what our weekend looked like.

So saturday I needed to plant some more in the garden. As I got started I realized it was getting weedy and wouldn't it be easier to plant freshly tilled? So I got out our new tiller. WORTH EVERY PENNY! Self propelled! Nice. The baby is scared of it and DH had to go to the hardware store, so I did what any mom would do, I put the baby on my back and did it!

Then of course, after that there is nothing to be done but run in it barefoot. You know i named my blog Barefoot Outside for a reason. My kids do get it from me! Oh but I didn't mention that first I shoveled two buckets of cow manure on there.

Then I planted about 3 rows in the garden. Later in the day, I scooped the poo out of the chicken house and into the compost pile. The chickens are really growing and getting fat. We also tried letting them out. They did well and didn't wander far from the coop. DH and I spent most of Sunday afternoon building a new pen that will have wheels and be part of our portable "chicken Tractor" aka a mobile coop and pen. Should have pictures of that in a day or two.

The chickens, eggs and garden won't be producing until later in the summer, but in the meantime if you need any Dandelions come on by. We have lots. Boo!

After Saturday working hard outside. I came in and made homemade pizza and yellow cake chocolate chip cupcakes (from scratch). Sunday we also squeezed in church, sunday school and I made Italian Sausage Pasta for dinner. Now we are just going to relax and be happy. Like this.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

18 months old!

Man how time flies. That is exactly why I don't post on this blog as much as I would like, busy busy busy. We are planting the garden, raising the chickens, doing homeschool stuff and our own projects of course.

Luca is 18 months old as well. He is talking up a storm. He is also doing hilarious toddler stuff. Today i was singing and he put his hand on my mouth and said "stop". My husband said he did this to him several days ago as well. Funny! He loves to play outside and will bring his shoes to me. He loves to jump. He will jump off the couch, bed and on anything bouncy. He was getting ready to nurse the other day and he said "Nom Nom!" in this growly voice. So far he is pretty fearless and will climb up the stairs and go down the slide without help. He is very sweet. Tonight he was blowing his sister kisses at bedtime and saying Bye to her. :)