Sunday, October 7, 2012

a day, or two, in the life...

Please excuse my absence of late, things around the homestead are hoppin'! And mooing. And oinking. And...well, pictures sometimes speak louder than words.

The corn not only grew taller than me, it even produced edible ears!!
Since this was our first successful corn harvest, everyone wanted to participate in the harvest.

The shucking took much longer than the plucking...er, harvesting.

Heather (& Mandie who was on her mandatory union break), washed the corn.

The Mister and son #1 showing off their knife skills.

Fresh cream

The boys are becoming expert butter-makers.

1 cup of fresh buttah, ready for the freezer!

The Anaheim peppers did great this year~I can already taste the enchiladas.

Grapes from my brother-in-law's vines~We picked 3 boxes that are currently being made into adult grape juice.

And finally, a bittersweet good-bye. My son-in-law took a youth pastor position about 250 miles away. After having my precious daughter and her family with us for a year, 250 miles seems like another continent away.
Madison enjoying her chocolate milkshake in her new town.

Emmie showing me her "ed cawler".
 Even Frank thinks it's way too quiet around here.


We're both waiting for Christmas.☺

5 comments:

Carolyn Renee said...

It must be quite on the homestead without the family there. Hope he enjoys his new position :)

Simply Scaife Family said...

What a beautiful, busy, productive family! Blessings:)

momma-lana said...

I can sympathize with you about having the grands so far away. Three of ours are 275 miles and on the other side of Atlanta. There is never a good time except 2 AM to go through there. I hope your grandma heart can stand it!

hoosier girl said...

I'm waiting for Christmas, too. Maybe being so busy, will make the time go faster!

Candy C. said...

You have been busy, busy!!
Congrats to your SIL on his new position! :)