Thankfully, Daniel and AnnaLynn already have a plan for raising money for our "Oxford fund." Yep, they miss their big sis. What would be most wonderful would be for Dan and me to celebrate our 20th anniversary next year with a little overseas trip (hint, hint, Honey!).
Here's a little slide show with highlights of the past ten days:
In other news here it is the middle of September and we've barely started lessons -- only history. Monday will be our big official 1st day of school! So glad I got all my planning done earlier in the the summer. I'll share this year's curriculum maybe next week, but don't hold your breath. :)
Our garden is growing like it's July or August but the evenings are getting pretty cool; it's definitely time to harvest. Canning and freezing needs to be done as pears, cucumbers, and green beans are ready, and apples are coming soon. In October we'll be hosting a little sausage making festival here at our place. I didn't share with you all that we raised a pig this summer, did I? Actually, friends of ours raised it for us (thanks, Koch fam!), and we are sooo thankful! Butchering and processing was back in August, so our freezer is full; we're well stocked with pork for kielbasa making! Can't wait!
Have I mentioned that we'll be building a woodshed? Thankfully, we've got lots of wood cut; it just needs a home in which to be stacked. Our earliest snow since moving to Dole Valley fell in October, so we've got to get ourselves moving, don't you think? Two weeks from tomorrow will be October 1st - yikes.
Finally, I've got three holiday bazaars coming in late November - early December that need to be prepared for. This fact is simply overwhelming, yet I'm feeling energized and motivated! After all, I've got an "Oxford fund" to fill, right?! I'm ready to dive in and busy myself in the making of candles and soap and creating something with these beauties I picked up at the Goodwill (love, love, LOVE the Goodwill!):
Nope, they're not for pictures. I'll share as soon as they're finished. :)
And now I'm off to do a bit of catching up with life. See you next week for Muffin Monday!