Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter is near

The days of fall are quickly coming to an end as the rain sets in , the trees are getting more and more bare, and Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Soon it will be winter.


This fall has been a wonderful time for us here at the homestead we have butchered pigs and bucks, chopped LOTS of firewood, spent time with homeschool friends, picked out pumpkins, baked new goodies, celebrated birthdays, planted garlic, tried our hand at smoking pork, finished up most of the canning for the year and even made time to sew! Here are a few pictures to recap our fall.


{Special pumpkins}



{Tree climbing}




{Mason turned 2!}



{Timber's new skirt}


{Timber's new jumper that ended up looking like a pillow case!}



{ Playing in the leaves}




{ Outdoor School with our homeschool group}




{Scarecrow parties}




{Bucks}



{Wyatt turned 14 and got a laptop for his birthday!}



{Smoking pork}


This Thanksgiving we won't be eating a home raised turkey. I only purchased one hen this year and about 3 months into her stay, she died. We couldn't afford the cost of purchasing another chick so we ended up buying our turkey from Azure this year. Organic turkeys have to be one of the most uneconomical animals to raise. Has that been your experience too?



If I don't get to check in again before Thanksgiving, I pray that yours is a blessed one this year! We truly have so much to be thankful for.



"Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good." Psalm 118:1



"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" Ephesians 5:20

4 comments:

Joy said...

Wow, you've been busy! I love Timber's new clothes...so cute! And the photo with all the children. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Jaclyn Hicks said...

You have been very busy! Looks like a wonderful time around your home....may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Never a dull moment with you. Keep up the good work. I was tired just looking at your post. Do you have any wild turkeys to hunt? Though with tag prices that probably isn't any cheaper.

Poppy and Pearl Co. said...

Oh my goodness, they are growing so much! You're kiddos are adorable. I love the picture of Timber in her dress... so cute!! ;D

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