on the home front…..

on the home front.....

 

It's been raining. And raining, and raining, and r-a-i-n-i-n-g….

And while thunderstorms, amazing clouds & perfect examples in the sky to explain weather to kids is all fine and well. There can always be too much of a good thing.

I'm serious…. look….

 

on the home front.....

 

on the home front.....

 

In Joe's words, "when life gives you rain, go kayaking." The kids were actually all set to kayak wherever we needed to go. I was secretly glad that the pumps kicked in and we had dry roads again.

In other random news. Sophie has been making her own lunch. Peanut butter toast and salad with sesame seeds and currants. She said it would have dressing if someone would make some. ahem~

 Any suggestions?

 

on the home front.....

 

Also, you should meet Barbara. She's a cushaw squash. (have I told you we're silly?)

 

on the home front.....

 

And did anyone else catch the news article where they compared eggs to cigarettes? Are they serious?!? My response to that is this nice bowl of farm fresh hard boiled eggs to put on our salads this week.

 

on the home front.....

 

And also some home rendered lard from our pig share. 

 

on the home front.....

 

So there.

And because I think this post should end on a funny note…. Luke has this for you…..

It's his attempt at making a homemade parachute. I heard laughing, and jumping, and then he yelled to his sister, "how many of these things do I need to make me fall more slower?"

The answer? More than six.

 

on the home front.....

 

Now I am off to finish a late night cup of coffee and get some work done while these lovely kiddos are dreaming. Have a good night!

 

20 thoughts on “on the home front…..

  1. That’s a lot of water! Sometimes here in Tucson we get flash floods, meaning it rains so hard and fast that you can get roaring rivers of water coming down dry river beds that take out anything in the way.
    This post really made me smile. Thanks!

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  2. That is a lot of water, although we’ve seen some similar pictures this year from not to far away from here too.
    Eggs are wonderful, we eat loads here and hopefully our next move (should be January) will bring a house that we can keep ducks (for eggs) in. In the meantime we get some fabulous eggs from friends with very happy chickens.
    Wish I could get the fat to render for lard. I got some tallow yesterday from beef and lamb bones I was roasting ready to make stock with, but I only get bits and bobs to cook with from what I can save from that process, it would be great to get enough fat to make a decent amount to cook with – plus it really confuses the various neighbourhood children who come in when they come in to the kitchen and I’m piling bones onto a roasting tray (my OH told them that they’d be next if they made loads of noise whilst he sleeps – he’s on a night shift 😉

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  3. Luke needs to join our Gifted and Talented program and teach our kids a thing or two about creative and critical thinking:-)
    Mmmm eggs. And hard boiled- super yummy. For so many years I shunned eggs because I was so sensitive to so many different foods. And now that I am older I’ve grown a tolerance and a taste for them. They are going to have to create an egg patch that I can slap on my arm to curb my craving because I don’t think I can give them up now that I am just getting to know them:-)

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  4. Oh that story had me laughing 🙂 I have yet to render tallow but I have heard it is delicious! I'm hoping for chickens or ducks after our next move too. And a great BIG garden. Good dreams to get me through the in-between time!

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  5. I quite agree. After being introduced to bright orange yolks in farm fresh eggs…. I was hooked. Someday I hope to have a few chickens in the backyard so I can have a supply of these bits of gold and pass them out to friends who happen by. Someday…….

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  6. I *really* want to make soap….. after the move I'll invest in the supplies. But for now this will be used to saute veggies and add to savory pie crusts for veggie tarts & such. I added a spoon full to a pot of red beans and it added amazing flavor+texture.

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  7. Yeah…. water. As of this moment, Isaac is headed straight for us. Deep breath in…. be grateful for canned salmon in pantry and kegs full of clean water…. exhale…. oh boy!

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