Olivia spilled the beans. She came up to me Monday morning, saying, when Dad leaves, I need to tell you something.. I said, you should just tell me now She says, "we found a baby mouse who needs our help because he doesn't have a mommy and daddy" I asked her to bring it to me.. The story is that they found it in the barn Sunday and found an empty barn swallow nest and made it a bed. They couldn't get it to eat. They knew dad would just say it was cat food, (and he did) but Olivia figured she would play on my softer side. I will let them try their best to save the mouse, with the resources we have. I would suspect the mouse is not quite two weeks old. It has a nice coat but the eyes are still closed. I told the children we do not have a syringe to give it milk, so it has to either eat the food we have, or it will be a kitty snack. Too bad tho, its pretty darn cute!
The children nursed the mouse through the week, but he was struggling still.. unfortunately a dog snagged the mouse and nest Thursday while we were out shopping.. We are not sure the details, maybe the mouse escaped ;)
I am still learning how to use this new DSLR. Its quite a bit to remember. I managed to get a decent shot of the harvest moon.
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I was mulling over a comment someone made to me recently. The suggestion was made that maybe I would be blessed if I was more "obedient to God".... What they fail to realize is that I already am blessed.. with things no amount of money can buy. I am expecting my 10th child, my family is extremely healthy and I am closing in on 20 years with my husband.. I am not sure what else I need. But they see value in a persons paycheck, social status and other irrelevant things. I need to escape that world.
I have also been debating over what projects to focus on. I have craft ADD, I start so many projects and do not finish them. I was also trying to find time to sit down and do the lesson plans with the children. They enjoyed them last fall/winter, tho they are too busy in the summers to do much sit down work.
I hope to complete more projects this coming week. Fall has settled in. We debated planting a fall garden, but in the end we didn't. We are still harvesting a few things from the garden, mostly tomatoes and the melons are about ready.
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