Thursday, September 30, 2021

Random Glimpses of September

The weather is changing...Stacia and I may not be bringing breakfast to the top of the mountain for Bible study many more weeks. 

Sept 3rd fireweed...starting to seed out...

 It seems I'm not the only one who likes to sit by the garden. In future years I see flowers, garden art, maybe a gazebo. It's a common site to look outside and see Michael connecting with one or both of the girls. 

I am not sure what prompted the roar...but both were having fun with it. 

Game Night

Sept 20th and Stacia has finished her Alaska History Course

Lots of time cutting and splitting wood in September

The girls model their new fall looks. 

Stacia says she and Michael were bored. That would explain playing Sorry. LOL 

This cracked the girls and I up. Note the decal says "Student Driver" and the woman INSIDE the care is talking on the phone! 

Allie is knocking ASL out of the park! 

Brit Lit. I planned to keep up with the girls. I gave up on Gulliver's Travel, and I'm ALWAYS behind, but I'm still hanging in there.  Sitting for tea and Lit discussion is becoming a highlight of this school year. 

This is also the month everyone started school. Allie is a senior. Stacia is a junior. BUT Bella is in kindergarten. 

Bella and Jojo 

Gideon is 4 years old and in Pre-school. They are homeschooling with Sonlight, the curriculum we use as well. 

Benny is in Pre-school. Arielle is using an eclectic approach with many hands on projects. 

All the kids are thriving. How humbling it is to see a new generation begin homeschooling. 


 The girls got hair cuts in July. You can see in recent photos it's TIME to get more cuts....but the gal they liked quit and we've been looking for a new place. We received a couple of recommendations to a local salon. It's above our favorite coffee shop. 


We saw Courtney. Neither girl is thrilled with their haircut, but I watched, and she did just what they asked for. Next time we'll be armed with pictures, specific instructions etc.  I think both girls look good. 

Stacia absolutely hates getting her hair done because it means she has to talk to a stranger. She would rather go to the dentist. I think the coffee kind of off set the terribleness of having to be social.  ::shaking my head::

#EveryBitCounts September

 I am making it a goal to put a little bit "away" every day....#everybitcounts. I may can, dry or freeze. I am starting to really want a freeze dryer.

4 qts of corn from co-op 

A favorite snack - a start 

A load of tomatoes - great for soups

Nolan has a co-worker who dropped by with 2 Gallon bags of raspberries. I didn't have time to process right then so they are in the freezer. I think I'll do vinegar or syrup with them. 
2 gallons of raspberries 

Bread and Butter pickles

This is a start of preserving for 2021.