Just a few pictures of today and what we did. We don’t have pictures of everything we did, but here are a few for you to enjoy 🙂   The younger girls took most of these pictures, I think.  They’re getting good at photography 🙂

We have been enjoying wonderful spring-like weather at 50 to 60 degrees! Just a jacket (or no jacket like today) is wonderful 🙂  Spring weather must put cleaning energy in us because we have been cleaning up the barn and outside!

The start of the day…

I love it that our sunroom faces east so it is very light and sunny in the morning (as well as all day) and we can see the sun rise from our dining room table 🙂

A long-time “game”, or rather a way to drive around when you are too small to fit inside.

I can remember Cassia and I doing it years ago. It is hard on the stomach and knees, but there was some “thrill” to it that kept us going 😀

Want to get there faster? Pick the car up. Simple. Makes it easier on the back 🙂

Jessica and I sew weighted hoodies for Sensory Critters and have several on-going jokes about them.  Each hood has a pocket sewn along the curve seam which is difficult to sew. So to get the curve right without puckers, lots of pins are required!  I use as few as possible and Jessica uses as many as possible (or so it seems) 🙂  So when I put in my nine pins I always show her and when she puts in her fourteen plus pins she is sure to show me 😀  Another joke is when we sew in the logo and size tags. The directions say to sew it 6/8″ from each edge of the pocket. So I have always sewn it at 6/8″ without even thinking that it is also 3/4″ 🙂  She pointed out later that it was also 3/4″ making it a bit simpler when using a measuring tape. We always say out loud “3/4 inches!!” or “6/8 inches” just to get each other going 🙂

A picture of a few of her many pins  😀

Last Saturday we cleaned out the biggest goat pen. Today we cleaned out two small goat kidding pens, a large area in the back of the barn that the cats seem to think is their personal bathroom, and the chicken house. Back breaking work, but looks/is very nice afterward!

Speaking of chickens, have you ever seen a weasel?

We found out that they kill chickens, are rare to catch and are rarely seen, hiss and scream. Maybe screech is a better way to describe it…either way, it’s loud!  They’re very interesting!  This rascal killed 14 of our laying hens last week. Not that they were laying lots of eggs or anything, but he didn’t have to do that!  He left one lonely chicken (can be seen on the right side of this picture 🙂 ) that didn’t know what to do without her friends.  We had 24 more layers in the loft of the barn that we are raising that just moved to the weasel-proof chicken house 🙂 Hopefully we’ll be getting eggs from them in a couple of months. So poor lonely black chicken now has lots of brown friends 🙂

Watching the boys play outside is fun!  🙂 Daddy gave them an old tool box of his with tools he doesn’t use anymore and told them they could use any wood from a certain pile of scrap wood.  So they asked Daddy to cut several boards for them and they built a “Noah’s Ark” 😀  Modeled after one of their many Noah’s Ark toys 🙂 Notice the flag on top and the nail sticking out of that? That (the nail), according to Noah, is a light that blinks so airplanes won’t run into it 😀 

A common sight in the garage. Everyone just walks right out of their shoes and into the house! Sometimes a jacket and hat will accompany the shoes and it looks like the person just disapeared right then and there leaving outdoor wear there 🙂

The is a jar of grape juice that we canned right before we left for our East trip last fall…it says “Can’t wait till we go out East!”  We just opened it the other day. 😀

Something funny to leave you with:

We got something in the mail from Answers In Genesis of the Ark Encounter update. How much money they have and need, when it’ll be open, etc.  So the littles started talking about how old they’ll be when it opens in Spring 2014. (something that happens often…you’ll be such-and-such old when such-and-such happens!)

A conversation between Bekah and Charissa:

“Anna will be 16! Susannah will be 22! Leah will be 25! And Jessica will be married!”

“How do you know Jessica will be married?”

“Cause she’ll be old enough!”

“Well, Mark Cahill (we went to hear him speak last spring and fall) is 40-something and he’s not married so she doesn’t have to be married!”


From Isaiah:

“Noah! Noah! When you’re 9, you will go in a real ark and it will be a flood!!”

Ummm…not really 😀

Check out the Ark Encounter if you haven’t already. It looks like something definitely worth seeing and donating to!   So is the Creation Museum if you haven’t seen it yet 🙂  We went to see it in summer of 2009.

  I want to go back and ride the camel 😀

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  • March 19, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    LOL The last conversation was muy hilario! jaja! Lovely photos, dearies! I love all of the photos you gals take. I miss ya’ll so much. *HUGS*

  • March 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I love that car! lol!

    I once got into one of those when I was..*way too big to fit* and I got STUCK. LOL

    Really stuck 😀

    • March 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      LOL! Oh my! That is too, too funny! My siblings are blessed…they have TWO of those cars, plus a truck, and when I was little I only dreamed of having one! 😀


  • March 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    That was so much fun to read and look at!!! The picture of the shoes, the blue ones (without the strap around back), I have the same ones!! Now 2 of my friends know what I’m talking about when I’m trying to describe what sandals I wear! 😀 lol! I read the comment from Madison, and I will be praying for her still. (just so you know, Madison!! 🙂 ) Charissa (or Bekah, whomever!), you forgot that Cassia will be 20 and you will be 13 and Bekah will be 15!!! Lol! Just LOVED the pictures, Susannah! Thanks! BTW, do you girls subscribe to any magazines for girls?

    • March 25, 2011 at 3:00 am

      You’re sweet, Hannah! God is gracious. We are well so far. I think of the fragility of life in situations like these: being young, we don’t think of how death can claim us at any time.

  • March 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Those are great!!! ( pics and the convos!!) Jessica, m’dear, does it seem like your family might be hinting at something? lol:D I joke with my mom about the same thing when she gives me stuff for my hope(less) chest :D. I used to love riding in those little cars until I grew out of them. but now I know how to ride them from the outside. We still do the same thing with the ‘I’ll be such and such old when this happens.” In fact when teddy was born evan looked at me and said ” When teddy is 20 you will be 37!!!! I was like that is OLD!!!!

    Many hugs,
    The Well Grounded Spinster

    • March 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Haha! Yes, we tease each other often, and Susannah and Leah tell each other that the other will get married before them 😀 I know, when I think about how old I’ll be when Isaiah is my age, it’s weird to think that I *could* be having grandchildren about the time that he starts a family, lol!


      The Flying Spinster

  • March 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    We had a mink killing our chickens a few years ago. Dad was able to find it, but by that time it had killed all of our chickens. :/

    I love the ‘personless’ shoes. 😀


  • March 21, 2011 at 8:02 am

    You are hilarious! I like the little car…and the shoes with nobody in them! It is so neat to see picures of you all… 😀

  • March 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Great Post! I loved all the pictures and conversations. We do the “You’ll be such-and-such old when such-and-such happens” thing in our family too 🙂
    I think it would be entertaining to watch the girls “drive around ” in the cars! LOL! I laughed just looking at the pictures!
    I love the “blinking light ” on Noah’s Ark! So cute 🙂


  • March 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I am sooooo sorry about all your chickens! I’m glad you have some left. Those weasels really do earn their name. We have coyote problems in our neck of the woods, though we have seen a weasel once. Your goats certainly look happy thanks to all your work, I’m sure they appreciate it. ;o)

  • March 25, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Awwwww….now I miss my goats. 🙁 I love goats! Yours are *almost* as cute as ours. Very close. 😀 What are your goat’s names? We had seven: Michael, Daisy, Oreo, Nutmeg, Blossom, Clover, and Posie. 🙂 Even reciting the names brings back memories……we had the goat shed up against the living room wall for a while (outside, not inside) and we could open the window and have three goat heads in the living room. 😀 Well, that is only one of the goat stories we have. The rest are more funny……..seeing a herd of goats galloping around the driveway in hot pursuit of a child in a wagon (being frantically pulled by another child), holding a bucked of grain, sure brings up images, doesn’t it? Now two of those goats are the “stars” of a pumpkin farm, doing the “grain trick” you can see HERE. 😀
    So much for goats. By the way, I don’t know if the goat in the movie is Oreo or not. He didn’t have horns when we sold him. 😉

    • March 25, 2011 at 7:10 am

      LOL! That goat on the video is hilarious! and your stories are even more hilarious 😀 I can’t imagine having goat heads in our living room, lol! We had a Daisy once, too 😀 She died last year, but she used to be the biggest barging goat we had 😀 Right now we have Molly, Benita, Bethany, Gita, Tiffany, Milcha, Trisket, Tirza, Sophia, Mr. Baehr and another buck that the girls are calling Mr. Lion because we haven’t come up with a decent name for him yet 😀 We used to have a Dolly Madison…isn’t that funny? That was our patriotic year 😀


      • March 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        Hee hee! I can tell you had girls involved in naming your goats! 😀 That’s so funny!

  • March 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

    We had goats too! My older sister and I named them. Abby, Casey, Sunshine, and 3 others I can’t remember I was very young when we got them!LOL!! Oh yay and Stinky ( The buck!) I can remember in the winter (Brrrrrrrrrrrrr) My older sister milking them! She was even colder with NO gloves on! I still thought I was colder though!
    You have lots of goats! I think I would like looking at my goats through the window. It would be nice when the power goes out! LOL!


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