Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Applesauce



"Apple spaghetti", they couldn't get enough. My counter was pretty sticky.




The birds liked the "apple spaghetti" as well. It was very amusing to watch the geese eat it.



The past few years we have gone to pick apples at friendly friends of family or neighbors, but no one offered their extra apples this year and maybe didn't even have any so no picking for us. I did order a big box through Bountiful Baskets, cheating yes, but we got to make our applesauce. It didn't end up being too much but the kids really love participating and that was mostly the point. Won't be too many years and we will have our own apples (fingers crossed)!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

August & September Bullets




















































  • Elliot and Finnley turned 5 years old. Their birthday video is HERE
  • We went on a lot of walks near home.
  • A little vacation to Eastern South Dakota brought on by an interview for asst. college basketball coach job for Tyler. He got the job.. but we declined and returned home.
  • Lots of rock collecting and polishing.
  • Our niece, Abigail, came for her annual week long stay. She asked early afternoon every day if it was bed time for the kids yet. Ha!
  • We were vendors at the Elk Horn Farmers Market again.
  • Many mommies sat on nests and some succeeded in hatching several (unplanned) baby chicks.
  • We said farewell to Grandma Jackie and Grandpa Roger till Christmas.
  • Took the kids fishing for their first time. They were surprisingly patient! Unfortunately no catches for them but they still want to go again.
  • My too many tomato plants didn't do well, because I didn't water them and it was DRY. But we got a great amount from the few plants I got mulched. Amazing the difference that makes.
  • We added two more gal kittens to the group. Pumpkin Butter Morris and Moon Star Gracie.
  • Lots of dentist appointments. Plus I got my 4 wisdom teeth out.
  • Sunday School started and so did lessons with my piano students.
  • Many get togethers with friends and family.