Friday, September 17, 2010

A weekend on the farm......

What is it, you ask??
*DA DA DUUUUUUUMMM...
*think dramatic music

A honey extractor!
And we, having sweet little honeybees that we call our own
(6 hives to be exact)
needed this fine contraption to share some of their honey goodness....

The girl.
Ready to tackle the hives with her dad.....


Seriously cool stuff here.
This knife heats up and removes the wax off the frame


That, my friends, is gold......
***honey***


.....still more......



..some of the wax....



...then the frames go into the extractor, and get spun around
and around.....



...here it is, here it is....wait for it....say it with me....
**beautiful wild raw honey**




....it just wouldn't be right if we couldn't chew on some of
that honeycomb......


The beautiful end result !
This actually isn't' much - next year we hope to get WAAAAY more.
We were only able to get honey off 2 of our hives this year.
Seriously cool.

On to other cool stuff - my garden fresh dill.....


Drying herbs.......


Tomato goodness.


Sweet Relish, and sweet pickles......

Dill pickles ('member the fresh dill? ooo yea....)


Our home.
Oh my WORD, how I love this little home!
I want to live the rest of my days here.
(it even comes complete with a chocolate Lab on front porch!)


Our latest project: this area is soon to be full of
Blueberry plants!
Very. Very cool.


The main man behind it all.
My hard working handsome dude....oh how I love this guy.....


The kids help in each and every area on this family farm of ours!

How cool is that?



Yea.
Like I said, we put them kids to work!
We are all so very blessed.
And content.
And full of joy.
And love.
And so very thankful and grateful for all that
The Lord
has done for us!

*~*
Blessings.



















Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I still have a blog??

Just checking in.
'tap tap'
Is this thing still on?
Anyone still here?
Anyone?
Anyone?
Thought I'd say hello by letting Ellie tell you about one of our recent camping trips
to the Oregon coast....
my mom still has issues with getting to her blog
in a timely manner, doesn't she?
anyway - the beach sure is beautiful, huh?

i lova* (*real Ellie word) my family so much.....



here we all are at a cool lighthouse.
dad looks kinda silly....but i sure lova him anyway!


oh yea. and here they are at it again. every time they kiss
i like to say " haaa haaa"
i'm such the stinker



this was cool - look how obedient we are being...
and then theres my dad off scaling a wall......
sheesh

when they're done with me they just park me.....
(not really!!)

this is my favorite hiding spot...


for anyone that has been following my moms blog - you
will remember our trick camper trailer...
it's pretty snazzy.


well.
thanks for stopping by.
and checking in on us all.
~*~*~


So many Joys to share:
my life
laughter
my husband
my children
sunshine
rain !
homeschooling
Jesus Christ !!!!!
Blessings on you.
xoxo