Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rainbow Eggs

It's not only a beautiful day here in South Carolina, but a colorful one!  This morning on our first run out to the coops to check for eggs we got a surprise....our first pink egg!  We've been getting brown ones from our Red Star hens, and the blue egg is from one of the bantam Araucanas, and now a pink one from one of our Americanas.  How fun! 

Today we are keeping busy building chairs and benches for outdoor use.  Jason also built a ping pong table with the boys!  Thanks grama Sonia for the net, paddles and balls :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Hi, this is Caitlin.  One of the things I like most about being homeschooled is that I get to spend my entire day with my sisters and brothers.  I especially like spending time with Gracyn.  She is so cute and fun!  Today her and I decided to bake some gingerbread men to share with everyone.  Graycie wants to do everything by herself, so it was a bit messy but it was fun!  Momma taught me a really yummy recipe for frosting and I would like to share it with you.

cream cheese frosting
1 stick of butter, softened
1 block of cream cheese, softened
1 tspn vanilla
5 cups of powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients and spread on cookies!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nate's Rabbit Cage

Hi this is Nathan.  I built this portable bunny cage.  My Grama Jo and my dad bought Cait and me two bunnies last weekend at the flea market.  Mine is black and Cait's is white.  I'm going to have them make babies and then I'm going to kill them and sell their meat.  It will be hard because they are cute.  I built this cage for traveling.  If we want to sell the babies when they are still alive I need something to put them in.  I made it by myself.  I used scrap wood, small wire fence, and screws.  I didn't follow a book.  I'm going to get better at building the cage and then try to sell them too.  

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Working the Land

There is an abundance of work for the kids to do here in the's been wonderful to see them spend their free time working on an outdoor project instead of asking to watch tv!  The boys' recent project has been finding felled trees to drag out of the woods and cut into firewood for our outdoor firepit...even Gracyn got in on it {that's my girl!}  

We spent Thanksgiving in Virginia, and while we were there we went to the local tree farm and picked out our tree and had it cut down.  Nothing like the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree!