Today we went to the Got to be NC festival. It was an action-packed day, and the boys begged to stay long after Mike and I were exhausted. It truly had a bit of everything - pig and duck races, antique tractor pull, shark and gator kabobs, horses, bunnies and chicks and carnival rides! Mike and I were surprised the boys loved the rides, and Micah was the one who asked to go on them in the first place!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We haven't named them yet, yesterday was the first day their personalities started to show. They were nervous for a few days but I think they've started to realize living here isn't so bad.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
This spring, a major project for our household has been helping get the community garden started. Last month at this time, our garden was a grassy lot. In 2 work days, we've built a fence, laid down cardboard, mulch, and built compost beds. We've planted tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, okra, watermelons, beans, carrots, herbs and on and on.
The boys have been very involved and helpful. Micah loved shoveling, and I've been very happy (and proud) that they could make a real contribution.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Yesterday we began building another garden bed using a wattle method. Basically drive stakes into the ground about every one and a half feet apart around the perimeter, then weave branches back and forth through them. After it's done we'll line the bottom with cardboard and fill it with compost.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This guy might be one of the sweetest people I've ever met. He's smart and funny, and he thinks about the world in a different way than I do. Sometimes he makes me tired. He talks a LOT, and he screams really loud when he's scared, upset, angry, or Luke antagonizes him. He still thinks naps are ridiculous, and right now he won't eat pizza, black beans, potatoes, or olives.