About twelve years ago we met a family through our homeschool group and became really good friends 😀  They lived in town, just across the field and they’d cross the field to come to our house for music lessons or just to play…we had a whole ‘town’ in our barn complete with a money system of acorns, a bank to store them in, a post office, a newspaper…everything!  It was so much fun!  Our friends went to Russia about 3 years ago and this was the first time since then that we’ve gotten to have them over…and almost for the whole day, too!

{Playing Dutch Blitz}


Anna B. brought a game called “Toss Up” which we all enjoyed very much!


Olivia, Anna B., Charissa, and Anna 😀


{Funny faces}


Had to get some pictures of these two!  They’ve known each other since they were at least eight years old.




…and they’re still just as funny!


The dads and the boys playing Carroms…another fun game.  We used to get together almost every Sunday night and mix up some homemade grape juice, pop popcorn, and the dads always played Carroms 😀 


:watching Leah and Cassia play:


a short video, only part of the song that Leah and Cassia were playing





The B. family used to be our chicken butchering buddies before they moved away…they always made the work more fun 😀  We used to tease Mr. B. because he kept the livers, gizzards and hearts.  Who eats those?!  Well guess what we’re eating now???  We liked the livers, and tried cooking the gizzards which did not turn out…have you ever tried chewing on a rubber ball? Even the cats took awhile to eat them.  So we got Mr. B, the gizzard expert, to show us how to cook them.  So we pressure cooked them today while he was here, and lo and behold, they taste pretty good! Like dark meat.   I tried a heart, too.  It weirded me out at first, but I found that it tasted good also 🙂


Funny expressions on our first taste of gizzard/heart 😀


Mr. B. just ate one right up, then Daddy did, so we girls figured it couldn’t be that bad and ate them without analyzing them first 😀


Can you tell Charissa isn’t to sure about all this?!


We had to get a picture of all of us girls together 🙂  We miss you guys and were SO glad you could come today!


This morning at the fair the girls got their picture taken for the paper…


…and said good-bye to the llamas which went home today 🙁


Bubbles, saying ‘bye


Some of the girls’ cute posters over their llama’s pen.



This cute little cow was in the “Young McDonald’s Farm”


One last picture…he isn’t really sleeping, but it looks like Isaiah is enjoying the nice warm sun!

Our goats came home from the fair tonight also…it is hard to believe that the fair is almost over! 

Once again, the hour is late, so I’d better head to bed!  Leah and I are taking 4 hour shifts with Susannah and Cassia to get up and feed a sick baby goat her medicine 😛  😀  So I’d really better go get some sleep before 2:00 a.m. 😀

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9 thoughts on “Thursday: Fun with Friends, Goodbye to Llamas

  • July 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Awesome pictures, Trisch. You’re family is lovely. I soooo want those GAPS friendly tortillas/buns and brownies recipes, PLEASE??? Maybe you can post it at the T-Tapp forum?

  • July 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    That was so nice and funny!! I always love looking at you girls’ posts!! I haven’t done one in a long time, although I did recently do another short video one. Nothing special. 🙂 It’s actually the video you ahd recently, about the exercise dog, lol!! I loved it so much, I put it on mine! 😛

  • July 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I love seeing people after I haven’t seen them in a long time!

    By the way (and very off-topic), I went to a prescreening of Courageous last night. It was amazing, and I’m sure you girls will LOVE it! Like all the Sherwood films, it’s both hilarious at times and tear jerkers at others. I was surprised at how much about the movie that the trailer DIDN’T tell you; there’s a major plot twist that the trailer doesn’t even suggest! Plus, there’s lots of little “Easter eggs” throughout the film. I’m going to try to bring the movie to the theater in the town where I’m moving so I can see it again on September 30th!

    • July 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      Hey now! That is not fair! Just kidding! We’re so excited and can’t wait to see it 😀 It’s coming to a town near us, too 😀

  • July 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I had a question are these your lamas? They are one of my favorite animals!

    • July 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      No, they aren’t ours…we ‘rent’ them from the people who head up the llama club 🙂 They’re some of our favorite animals, too!


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