Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We're Back

Hey, I'm back. I've been dealing with some issues that have kept me down and overwhelmed, but guilt has brought me back.  So much has been happening around here and as long as you're willing to read I'd love to write about it all. Thanks for hanging in there.
Since my last post it rained almost every day for a month. Now, I love a good, dark, dreary rainy day, but this got to be a bit ridiculous and depressing. A few days of sunshine though and my spirits brightened. Of course, as I am writing this, since feeding time this morning it has rained over 4 inches, (really - I checked the rain gauge just a bit ago!) but after a few days of hot, humid Florida weather, I welcome the rain, as do our fruit trees.
Not only did we have daily rain, but during this past hiatus we spent a few days preparing for Hurricane Isaac.  Thankfully it moved off to the west of an earlier projected path which would have brought it close to home. Wasn't that some coincidence - Hurricane Isaac making landfall exactly 7 years to the day AND the day of the week, Wednesday, August 29th AND the same area that Hurricane Katrina did?!

So here is a brief rundown of some of the happenings around the homestead since I last posted. I plan to go into more detail - stories, how to's, and whatnots of  some of these events in the near future.

In the past month WE HAVE...

* Finished the turkey pen
* Started a new school year
* Moved the bunk beds out of the kitchen into the Scrap/Guest/Reloading Room

 * Stumbled upon and captured a Diamondback Rattlesnake in our food storage shed.
 * Tried new recipes: PW's Baked French Toast
                                Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds
                                Crockpot Chicken Tacos
                                Crockpot Shredded Buffalo Chicken

* Been riding together
* Cleared out the gardenhouse for fall planting
* Built brood and honey boxes

* Hosted a Back-to-School
         Game Night

* Shot skeet

* Celebrated my youngest son's 17th birthday together



  1. Sounds like you were very busy! When was Joel's birthday...we missed it! :o( How is your daughter doing after her scare? Did the police ever catch the guy? We need to get together again, we always have a great time with you guys. Have an awesome day!!

  2. I hope you know I have now drooled all over my keyboard after coveting the Mahindra :) Congratulations on your new arrival !