Friday, November 22, 2013


I was having trouble uploading pictures, so this post is long overdue, it's from this summer.
The peppers are really thriving this summer. They like the lower temperatures. I have tons of green peppers, that's the reason I made green pepper jelly. I figured, what the heck? I also have many of them frozen for to make stuffed peppers later. While the peppers have done well, tomatoes have not. I think it's all the rain and consistantly moist conditions.

We picked 28 pounds of Concord grapes from our garden! I made several batches of grape jelly and it is very tasty. This is a picture of my boiling pot of grape jelly.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


This is Kaden hard at work on his math lesson. I love homeschooling and getting to watch them work and learn! Doesn't he just look so studious?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Old Man Kash

Kash enjoying the pretty leaves and cooler weather of fall.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

October Pickins'

We were expecting a frost so I went out and cleaned off all the big stuff from the pepper plants. There are bell, banana and jalapenos. Need a pepper?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Shooting with Friends

In early October we took a trip south to visit some friends in Georgia. They have a cozy home in the forest complete with a fishing pond. Kolin and his friend, Adam, practiced shooting clay targets with their BB guns. We also visited a local farm and watched piglet races, explored a corn maze, went on a hayride, and ate way too much kettle corn.
Yes, they are barefoot and in their pajamas! A little redneck never hurt anyone :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Camping Trip

We had a great time camping with our friends. We hiked, explored deep cracks and riverbanks, and of course roasted hot dogs and marshmallows! Konrad and the boys tried out a pop-up camper and Kandy braved it alone in a tent...with an air mattress ;)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2013

This year the boys dressed up as a cowboy and a Peregrine falcon. The peregrine falcon can dive with speeds up to 200mph to catch its prey! After making a falcon costume full of hand cut feathers, I was relieved to put together the cowboy :) Stormy weather pushed our trick or treating back a day, but they enjoyed trick or treating with their friends. In our group we had Squanto the indian, a outlaw cowboy, two peregrin falcons and five superheros.