Tuesday, December 24, 2013

First Do No Harm

My children were extras in a film, which message we support.

Here is the movie trailer...


Friday, December 13, 2013


I was looking through all my old posts and realized it has been a while since I have posted a photo of Nathanael.  Here is a recent photo of him with Philip.

I'm Back

Lately, I have been told by others that they missed my blog. I have been using Facebook to share with others, but not everyone is on Facebook.   So I have decided to come back to my blog and try to do regular posts.  

I also recently downloaded an app for blogger, which allows me to blog more easily on my ipad.  I am excited about the new app and think it will really help to keep the blog up to date.

For my first post, I want to share a recent photo of Chris and I.  This is from our most recent Daddy/Mommy date night.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Newest additions to the Farm

25 Bourbon Red Turkeys

A little over a month ago, McMurrary Hatchery had a "How do you chicken?" Contest.  To enter, you must post a video to Youtube of how you house your chickens.  We already had an old video on Youtube of Chris making our chicken coop, so I decided to enter it... Well... It won!!!
$250 gift card, since we already have chicken and incubate them too, we decided to go for turkeys.  With our gift card we were able to buy 25 turkeys.  They arrived in the mail today.
So now, we have turkeys!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

9 Weeks

Nathanael is starting to change his looks, he is no longer a newborn.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Today the children picked this piece of asparagus from our garden.  The children brought it in and said it was as tall as Philip.  Well, not quite, but almost as tall.  And we ate the whole thing... believe it or not... it was delicious, not twiggy at all... good to the bottom!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Belly Shots

The last 12 years... 9 Babies... we have taken a Naked Belly Shot of each baby.  
Here in order are our babies...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Garden Update

Our Garden Fence is almost finished, except the gate, which we need a little help from Daddy this weekend.  Our garden flower bed is planted, but our garden sign is still awaiting words,  I am trying to decided what it should say.  Maybe "Welcome to our Garden."   In this photo, the children are planting seeds, trying to get them in before it rains today!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring has Sprung!

Last week our baby chicks hatched in our incubator.  Chris started to make us a new brooder house.  And plans began to be made for our summer garden.  Today Abigail tilled the garden (all by herself) and the children and I fixed the old fence that was falling down.  Here is a quick snapshot I took while I was inside taking a break and nursing Nathanael.  I couldn't resist this snap shot as I saw all the children working together to stretch out the fence.  Such a beautiful thing watching the children work together!

We are hoping to get the seeds in today since it's suppose to rain tomorrow, but with Daddy working in Charlotte and since I'm nursing a newborn, I'm not sure how much the children will be able to accomplish.  We will see... they are determine to plant those seeds!

Monday, April 1, 2013


This past Lord's Day, Nathanael was baptized.

First Family Photo with Nathanael.  Taken before leaving church after a long Sabbath day.

Pastor Gardener Baptized Nathanael.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Father Daughter Date

For Abigail's 12th birthday, Chris took Abigail on a very special Father Daughter Date.
As part of their Date, they had Formal Photos taken.
Here are my favorite...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Our Newest Arrival...

No... no baby yet!  Ducklings... 2 years ago we had ducks, but due to their high maintenance, we decided to sell them at the farm auction.  We didn't realize how much sadness it would cause my son.  

For 2 years now Elijah has asked for Mallard Ducks.  To help him learn some responsibility we decided to allow him to purchase 3 with his own money.  2 boys and 1 girl.  

He is delighted, and it's something to help take my mind off of the fact that baby #9 has yet to arrive!

Monday, January 14, 2013