Quote of the Week

“Home schooling is a very old way of doing things.  If you look at any of the bills in your wallet or the coins in your pocket, they all have a picture of a homeschooler on them.”

William Lloyd

The Bookshelf


Do you like hearing stories that come out of emergency services?  Sirens for the Cross is full of stories written by a Christian fireman.  Usually he has funny stories alernate with the serious ones and draws life lessons from each of them. We got this book through our library and have been enjoying it 🙂

Videos of the Week



Thank you again, Uncle Mark, for this video 😀



The Recipe Box

Spaghetti Pie

GAPS-legal version–regular recipe in italics


2 T. butter

2 spaghetti squash, cooked OR 12 oz. cooked spaghetti


2 lbs.  hamburger

1 c. chopped onion

2- 15 oz. cans tomato sauce

2 t. oregano

2/3 c. parmesan cheese

4 beaten eggs

1 t. garlic salt

2 c. cheese of choice OR cottage cheese (we use our homemade goat cheese)

1 c. cheese of choice (for top)  OR mozzarella cheese

Stir butter, parmesan cheese and eggs into spaghetti squash.  Press into two greased 10 inch pie plates (or one 9″x 13″ pan) to form a crust.  Brown hamburger and onion.  Add tomato sauce, oregano and garlic salt.  Heat thoroughly.  Spread cheese or cottage cheese into crust.  Add meat mixture and top with more cheese or mozzerella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (may need to bake slightly longer for larger pan.).  Serves 10-12

This is one of our favorites!  So yummy!

Farmgirl Favorites

Go here to see more visuals of what one million, one billion, one trillion dollars looks like 🙂

Found over at 22 Words

Cute Quotes

In 2005 (when Anna and Rebekah were still taking naps! 😀 ) Anna came down from her nap before she was supposed to.  Jessica didn’t think she had gone to sleep yet and Anna told her she had, but then she and Bekah woke up when they heard scratching on the wall (every once in awhile we get mice inside the walls).  Jessica told her she wouldn’t have heard scratching if she was really asleep.

Anna replied, ” I just wasn’t sounded asleep.”   😀



A few days ago we had an amazing show of heat lightning that evening.  The whole family was outside watching the continual flashes of lightning.  Someone told the boys that it was heat-lightning outside and Isaiah said, “What’s heat lightning?”

Noah replied, “It’s lightning with no sound.”



Noah and Isaiah draw pictures.  Lots of them.  And on their pictures they must have words to describe what they’ve drawn, or someone’s name that they are giving the pictures to.  Noah knows pretty much all his letters now…Isaiah is learning.  When he wants to ‘spell’ something, it usually goes like this:

“How do you spell ‘PRETEND’?”  usually they want to know how to spell this word because they’ve just drawn a picture of someone dead and they want us to know that it’s not for real.  Maybe it makes it less mean that way???  Don’t worry, we do not encourage the drawing of dead people! 😀


“How do you do a ‘P’?  is it  er (drawing a vertical line in the air) eerrr (drawing a curved line in the air for the top of the P)?”   Everything has sound effects for him!

“Yep.  Then ‘R'”

“How do you do a ‘R’?”

Etc, etc….


Or sometimes they associate certain letters with our names.


“How do you do a D?”

“Like ‘Daddy'”

“OH! Okay!”





Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls

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7 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #79

  • August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    WOW!!! 😯 I didn’t even know that was money!!! WOW!!!! 😯 That was…….I was gaping the whole time I was staring at that money! I mean it, my mouth wouldn’t close! 😯 😉 I LOVE those quotes! they’re hilarious!!!! 😀

  • August 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    That dog video makes you pity the dog. 😉

    That clock is hilarious! Not very good for telling time, though.

  • August 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I love the qoute section! 😀 have you girls read “House Calls and Hitching posts” by Dorcas Hoover? It’s about a mennonite doctor who worked with the amish for over 40 years. It was a great read!

    • August 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      No, we haven’t read that book…but we just checked and found out it’s at our library! We’ll have to check it out 😀

      • September 3, 2011 at 12:32 am

        Hope you like it 😀 Our church has a shelf where you can take and/or leave christian books; another good one I found there was “Secret Keeper” By Dannah Gresh! It’s an excellent little book on modesty 😀

        • September 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

          Susannah checked it out and has read the whole book already! I’m next in line 😀 Susannah really enjoyed it! We’ll have to check out Secret Keeper, too!



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