Most of the below happened in one day. Yes, life is busy but it’s a good busy. We’re doing what we feel God has called us to do, we love it (most of the time ) and we’re doing it together. We worked on installing our new irrigation system. Above – Daddy and Danny’s holding a spool of drip tape. Below – Abby runs to the other end of the row holding the drip tape.
The woodchip mountains make a great place for a rest.
Above – It’s Timmy’s turn to hold the drip tape.
Below – We started our sweet potato slips. We put toothpicks in the sweet potatoes and then placed them in a canning jar of water. In about 4 weeks, we’ll pull off the sweet potato slips and put them in water to root before planting them in the garden.
Doing these projects together remind us of why this whole thing started. The vision to work together so we could spend more time together, walking by the way with our children and loving each other.
Right after we finished the sweet potato slip project, the phone rang. Some good friends blest us with these two baby goats.
It was family night so we made one of our favorites.
Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
First, you pop 20 cups of popcorn. Place in a large roasting pan and preheat oven to 300. We pop extra for snacking and taste testers.
Emily and Hannah volunteered to be taste testers.
Then, you whisk together 1 c. sucanat or sugar (white or brown), 1/4 c. honey, and 1 stick butter. Stir for 5 minutes.
Whisk in 1/2 t. vanilla, 1/4 t. baking soda, and 1/4 c. cocoa powder.
Quickly stir into popcorn and bake for 8 minutes at 300. Watch closely as it can burn easily. We’ve even skipped the baking part.
Another day, the boys do school around the sweet potato slips.
While Alyssa helps catch up on some sewing.
Last night we hurried and covered everything we could with row covers. So far, everything I’ve checked was spared. Thank God. After losing everything last year to a late freeze, we try to get everything covered. Live and learn.
Blessings from the Flock!