Monday, July 28, 2008

The Past Few Days - In Picture

'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.'
Jeremiah 5:24b
Today Lexi and I harvested corn from our corn "patches." We got a full 6-gallon bucket full - some of it was eaten by corn worms. We would call the chickens over and they would peck and eat the worms out of our hands or the grass (we'd throw the worms to them). They would even walk around our feet as we husked the corn. They're so sweet! Hannah and Mommy weeded the greenbean garden (one of them) and the boys did assorted jobs while Eden and Josiah wandered around (mommy gave them some sort of work - I don't remember what). Lydia, SLEPT!
Peaches from our peach tree. Daddy pulled this peach tree up from Margaret Bradley's (those of you at HEFC know her) yard because it didn't produce peaches. He threw it in our "pit" and what do you know, a few years later we have peaches! I think we've had some before from the tree - I don't know!
Chicken in the peach tree. (He didn't get there by himself. Caleb....)

Huitlacoche - an edible corn mushroom - that was on OUR corn. (Some info. for you:) Cuitlacoche is a black fungus that infects corn fields, making the kernels bulbous and swollen as they fill with spores. It also goes by the name Huitlacoche. If you're having trouble with the pronounciation, it's: Cuitlacoche (kweet-lah-KOH-chay). I've read that U.S. farmers consider it a disease and destroy it. Farmers in Mexico put it in cans and sell it as a delicacy.
I looked at some pictures of canned huitlacoche and it was NASTY looking!

Close-up. Oh and don't worry about us eating it! YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay - I think you've seen enough!

Little Lydia sleeping in the car.

A few sunflowers.

Clouds - aren't they beautiful?

Our cow. By "our cow" I mean that we sort of "own" a part of the above tan/white cow. We're doing a milk share. Saturday we drove up to the Martin's Farm (on the way to K.K's b-day party) to see "our cow." The black and red one in the background are Dexters. Daddy is pretty sure (I would say 100% sure) that we're going to get a Dexter. They were so cute and looked soft and cuddly!

Blueberry Pound Cake with Thyme and Lime. I made this for dessert Friday night. It sounds really weird doesn't it? Anyways, I don't like trying new recipes on people for lots of obvious reasons but it turned out okay. Mommy loved it! We gave some to Na-naw (grandma) and G.G (great-grandma) and they liked it as well. I wasn't very fond of it - sadly because it took me about 2 hours to make, cutting up fresh thyme and starting from scratch.

Collin and Caleb on the swing Friday night. Collin spent the night with us because he went with us to K.K's birthday party.

Collin LOVED the chickens!

He didn't care about nasty chicken poop - it's a chicken!

Hannah, Cadence and Eden on the hammock Friday night. Uncle Kevin, Aunt Megan, Cadence and Justus come over almost every Friday night for To Train Up a Child discussion (see We watch the children outside.

Our cousin K.K on her birthday. They live in Rocky Mount, VA (3 1/2 hours away) so it took awhile to get there!

Opening her gifts.

All her friends and most of us. Ready to blow her candles out. Her candles were the type that re-lights every time you blow them out so it was hilarious watching her try to blow all the candles out and keep them from re-lighting!

Her cake.

Adonai's daughter,
Kimber :)

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