March 24, 2013

The Homestead Journal~ Week 67~ New Sewing Projects

Homestead Happenings
After a beautiful Saturday we had a cold and rainy weekend. Sunday night was a wonderful thunderstorm. 
Stormy weather does make for beautiful skies, this photo was from later in the week.

I have been working on my sewing skills, getting a little better. I made Olivia a scripture bag and scarf, Zachary and Urijah scripture bags as well and each a tie. I made Isaac a pocket thingy for his personal stuff. 


The goat has made himself at home, yes that is the Pyrenees  the cat and the goat napping on the porch. 

Our Adventures
I only worked 3  days a week . I guess the faux spring then winter weather slowed people down..  I post photos of  my week on my grooming blog here. 

I took the 5 older ones to the library before scouts on Wednesday. They played on the computer a bit and then they attended a new activity. Chess club. Its a bit small but it was the first week. They meet every other week. 

 Isaac built a bird feeder in Cub Scouts, Abigail painted butterflies for their Easter decorations. 

On Our Bookshelf
We borrow a lot of books from the library. The children pick out their own books, and I grab some that I feel they need for school. These are just a few of them

The Older's Books
Abigail is also reading some more Little House books
Jacob started reading about Frederick Douglas

Isaac is reading the American Chiller series and The Book of Mormon

Schooling Books 
The Joy of Keeping Chickens
Keeping Chickens, The essential guide to enjoying and getting the best from chickens
Chick Days, And absolute beginners guide to raising chickens
The Knot handbook

Everything you need to know about the human body
Watch animals Grow: Kittens
Eye Witness Books : Butterfly and Moth

Mom's Books 
 National Geographic guide to medicinal herbs : the world's most effective healing plants 
Liberty Defined

What We Are Watching 
I am almost caught up on Season 3 of the Walking Dead

The children are watching He-man and Bobby's World, and the Andy Griffith Show
I listened to a few documentaries at work, Secrets to Love on Netflix , and several TEDTalks on you tube.

On  The Menu
I plan to share more of our meals here. I will do what I can as time allows. 
We made a pinto bean casserole, cheese, pintos, potatoes

I made a Potato Chowder

Additional Photos of Our Week

I love this photo of  Zachary and I,
even tho I am still in my pj's and my hair is not done or even covered.
We are working on his bag.

Olivia and her self portraits. 
This is my little bed hog at naptime. 

A few other projects I have been working on

Linking up with these Blog Hops 

(I am looking for more blog hops, do you have one to share? ) 


  1. You have been busy. Great sewing projects. I saw something about the recycled bags. Perfect.

    Your little girls are great help in the kitchen. And your bean and potato casserole looks yummy.

  2. Love the pic of Alma and the boys!I may have to try the bean and potato casserole.. I miss you all!


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