Friday, October 22, 2010

Arial Photo of our house

One day several weeks ago, Spencer came in and asked me if I had seen the small plane flying really low over our house. A few days later a man came to the door selling arial photo's he had taken in our neighborhood!

Halloween Aprons

Chandler and Desi in their Halloween aprons I made for them.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Potatoes!

This year we decided to try our hand at growing sweet potatoes, something we'd never done before! Here is the first one we harvested! Isn't it a beauty?? They are so good when fresh from the garden. Something else we will do again.


For some reason Spencer decided we needed chickens. We'd considered it for quite awhile, but weren't sure we were ready to jump into farm animals again! Having Max, the cat, in the house seemed to be just enough! However, Spencer can be just as persuasive as his mother always was, so, Saturday we went to the hardware store and bought 15 baby chicks! Now for another project at the "Funny Farm"....building a chicken coop! Fortunately they will be in a box in the garage for several weeks, giving us time to get what we want built and ready for them. We are anxious to have fresh eggs again! Hopefully by Spring.

Barn roof repair

I think all we do is repair stuff! Sunday we worked on the barn roof, taking off old vents and roof cap that were leaking. Once again we were practicing ladder safety at the "Funny Farm"! I really hate climbing ladders so this was another challenge for me! Ron on the other hand, who doesn't realize he has artificial knees, just does whatever he has to do! Only one booboo to report for the day. Ron's face should have had a few stitches but I was able to close it up with butterflies after we got the bleeding stopped! Now we have to replace the 4 skylights but that will be another day!