"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More additions at the farm...

This morning we discovered that Josiah's rabbit, Nighter, had bunnies last night.
10 of them!!!

We have a total of 17 little bunnies right now. :)
Here's Shep holding his favorite bunny...  they grow fur so fast and they are SOOO soft!
I really enjoyed seeing GG riding around on the golf cart with Shepard today.  He offered to give her a ride to the barn...  and then took the long route to get there. :)

We also have two new roosters now...
The boys are having a lot of fun keeping count of how many animals we have out here now...  it's well over 40 now. :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Roman Feast

It was a weekend of feasts!
The day after Thanksgiving we made our own Roman Feast to celebrate that we had just finished studying Ancient Rome on our chronological study of history.  We made "couches" on the floor... tried to eat reclining as was the custom in those days...  and ate without utensils...  and ate lots of whole foods...  and we each wore somewhat of a toga! 
The boys personalities were quite a mix on this adventure...  some were ecstatic about the whole thing... another dreaded the wearing of a toga. :)
At the end though everyone was laughing and we had a really fun time. 
Learning like this is a LOT of FUN!!

Our after dinner entertainment... 

I guess we are on to the Dark Ages and Medieval Times now...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Tree

We were a little short on time Thanksgiving morning...  maybe because we read too long about the first Thanksgiving with Pilgrims and Indians and then how the Thanksgiving holiday actually got started...  maybe not exactly related to the Pilgrims and Indians after all. (But didn't we learn in school that it started with the Pilgrims and Indians...  hmmmm... it actually started when President Lincoln was in office, during the Civil War.) 
My favorite anecdote of the morning was learning that the Pilgrims thought that potatoes were poisonous and so they wouldn't eat them.  Oh, if only they knew what they were missing!  Mashed potatoes is my FAVORITE thing on the Thanksgiving Feast table!  (Thanks for the yummy food, Mom!)
But we really wanted to make our Thanksgiving Tree...  so we had time for everyone to add one leaf to the tree.  Everybody got to write something they are thankful for on the back of their leaf - and each leaf has a scripture about being thankful on the front side.  (Found these at A Holy Experience.)

I still have plenty of leaves left to add to our tree.  I'm thinking about saving them for next year and making it an annual tradition!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New additions on the farm

Baby bunnies!!  Seven of them!
Shepard's rabbit, Domino, is the mama.
John got a nesting box in her cage just in time... Shepard got up early each day to check for bunnies and Monday morning came running back to the house with the exciting news!
He's absolutely giddy about baby bunnies... he loves just about any baby animal.  He goes out to check them several times a day and if you happen by Green Gabled Acres anytime soon he will grab you by the hand and introduce you the little bundles. :)


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall has come to Green Gabled Acres

Loving this beautiful color...
I took these pictures on my evening walk tonight.

Our azaleas are beautiful...  but I think they are confused.  They must think it's spring. :)

Happy Fall Y'all