Business

This month we were still busily making knives, knives and more knives! Dh is still helping at the Downtown Market also setting up and tearing down on the weekends. The market will be over next month though and things will be slowing down business-wise with all that involves. We have some other plans in the works though so hopefully business won’t slow down completely. Pray for us! 🙂

Celebrations

8/28/07 DH’s bday!

Chickens

Zip, zilch, nada. 😦 The ladies took a 3 month break last year about this time too. Guess this will be their regular thing from now on…? They are 3 yrs old as of this past spring. Standard culling time from what I’ve read. We’ll wait to see what happens…if it extends a lot longer or egg production is dreadfully low (which I haven’t determined yet *exactly* what *that* would be 🙄 ) then it might be time for the soup pot. Notice my hesitation. We have become quite fond of them. 😉

Children

8/3/07 Baby L. props herself while sitting! It’s for the briefest of seconds…maybe two or three…but she’s doing it! And, not quite 4 months old yet! 6 more days…

8/9/07 Baby L. has been working desperately all week to get up on her hands and knees. She’s still wobbly but she’s pretty near to accomplishing it! 4 months old today! None of our other children have been in this much of a hurry to get around! She rolls and pushes with her feet and makes herself mobile already.

8/10/07 Baby L. hardly slept today…2 short catnaps…and has been very active. She is “bicycling”, pushing up with her legs to stand, scootching (trying to do the “military” crawl), laughing/giggling, etc. Just like a little wind up toy that’s stuck today! LOL She getting older fast and we’ll be going through a sleeping pattern adjustment for a bit I think. 😉

8/25/07 It’s been three weeks but I think Baby L. finally has it. She sits propped up with her hands pretty well now. Still a little tippy…forgets herself and grabs for a toy, etc. and topples over…but will sit pretty solidly otherwise. 🙂

Recreation, Wildcrafting, Wildlife

8/28/07 Went for an approx. 3 hr hike today at a new place down around the Arm. Picked 1 ¼ gallons of serviceberries!! I (nor dh) hadn’t picked these before and I had to do a bit of research to discover what they were but they are good! A little sweeter than blueberries but they still make those lovely purple lips and tongues just like blueberries! LOL

8/29/07 Hiked at the same place again today and picked another 1 gallon of serviceberries!! Looking forward to actually processing some jelly or something this year! Oh, and since we were up the mountain a bit, we had a wonderful view of a large pod of Beluga whales!! So cool watching them roll and their tails come up out of the water and we caught a spray or two as well!

That’s it in a nutshell for this month. Until next time… 🙂

~ Tamara
♥ oxoxox ♥

Advertisements