Thursday, October 1, 2009

Apples, School, Autumn

Wow, nice chilly morning over here!  This day is important for three reasons.  #1. We got the first frost of the year!  #2. We had our first fire of the year in our fireplace!  #3. Bowhunting season begins!  Not like that really effects me at all since I can't go but still a cool fact. :)

Yesterday we were in several different directions so I was glad we have a few cameras. :)  Elizabeth and Ben went with some friends to our homeschool group for lunch and went apple picking afterward.  Thank you to Elizabeth(7) for providing the pictures!  I was off to the careers center where I got a some pictures of our little chicks there.  All of them are doing great except for one, I kinda doubt he’ll make it.  Guess we’ll find out today. :)

 Apples in the tree.

'Course we only get the drops....but they are just as pretty!

 Ben pickin' apples!

 1/2 bushel of apples
 The apple orchard!
 Row 8 = awesome apples
Mind you, those pics were all taken by a 7 year old, pretty good, huh?  ;)

Chickies!  Aren't they adorable?
We also did soil testing yesterday.  We are working on getting ready for a contest in a few weeks for soil testing.  My livestock judging team is going to really have to work to catch up ‘cause we’ve missed a bunch and we are going to be missing again today.  We’re working on that again.  We really are pretty tired of livestock judging, especially since we just can’t seem to get our reasons pulled together right.  It’s rather discouraging.  We’ll work on it though….we have SO far to go!
I’ll leave you on a more positive note however with these encouraging words. 
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
 A sister in Christ,


The Myers Family said...

What an encouragement your blog brings prople. You are an awesome girl. Elizabeth's pictures were really good, she has a good eye for pictures. Let us know when you want to do more pond dwelling and we can go see what you have collected.

~Have a blessed day Miss. Bethany~



Bethany said...

Yeah, I can't wait to see what I get! I'd like to maybe come in the light and see if I can "wade" out in there and try to catch some skeeters or something else that won't be caught in my little trap. :)


Josh said...

it Sounds like you had a busy day.
Elizabeth,I Just love your pictures. I love the picture of ben picking apples!!
We just did 3 1/2 bushels of applesauce on tuesday.
Would you tell Rachel i say Hi?
I Can't wait to see all of you on Saturday when you bring up the bred goats..

Jenna said...

Hey Bethany:)
That fire is making me a bit jealous lol! Once we get our chimmney cleaned we'll start it up....but until then, I freeze;)

Your Friend,

p.s. the comment from "Josh" is actually from Grace;) She didn't realize that it was in his name lol!

Galloping Guitarist said...

How come it seems like everybody is making applesauce? :-) I think we finally have enough made for the winter. We made 403 quarts in all. Well we also made some pints to give to some people, but.... And now we have some more apples. :-) Oh boy! LOL!

Joshua said...

I wish it was turning that way in So Cal. It has been hot. It never cools down it seems, but we have started to get the Santa Ana winds, which usually means that fall is here. Glad that it feels like Autumn over there.

Blessings in the name of our Great Savior,
Joshua :)