Friday, July 31, 2015

July Happenings

Whoa - these pics are allover the place and did not upload in order.  It is what it is.  I wanted to get these up before the end of the day.  We have had a busy July!  My last entry was July 4th!  I am busy living life, with lots of new responsibilities!  Here is a snippet of what we have been up to the last few weeks.  

Took the Zane and Iris to the Nature Center while Gareth attended a College for Kids class at Lake Land College.  

After moving the tabbies out to the pole barn, we discovered a litter of kittens with their feral mama.  Took 3 of the 4, then a week later took the 4th.  They are small, but are growing well.  They are poop boxes, so I look forward to moving them in a couple of weeks out to the barn!

 Took the kids on a playdate to Lincoln Log Cabin south of Charleston.  It was the 1st time there - we really enjoyed it.

We attended every Wednesday at the Arcola Library Summer Reading Program.  The theme was Read to the Rhythm.  The last day was a talent show where the boys performed on the keyboard and Iris talked about earning Girl Scout patches.  


Girls Day out
 The kids presented their 4H projects at the fair.  Gareth - electricity, Zane - rocks and minerals, and Iris - butterfly life cycle

4 calico kittens!!



I should take these inside during the winter, but I don't.  I am growing more to work on this winter.  The birds love them.  

Lincoln Log Cabin Museum




talking with a 4H judge


the tabbies stayed in here for a few nights after being moved out of the house. The calicos will have their turn in a few weeks.   
 We got 4 Nigerian Dwarf goats.  2 female, 1 buck, and 1 wether.
girls:  Harriet and Caroline

fixing more fence



garlic harvest!

talking with 4H judge


outside play!

boys






Eric - our handsome buck






Buddy - the companion to the boy

expanding goat area



love my baskets for produce



learning how to eat.


George, stuck in a tree


















visiting Papa at work

Lincoln Log Cabin
Hope your July was as good as ours!