Goose breed identification

I have been meaning to look up goose breeds since my geese started maturing. I ordered the Great Goose Group from McMurray Hatchery and while the birds were delivered with a gosling identification list, some of the birds were hard to identify since they look the same.

(I edited this after taking another look at the geese this morning)

This is mostly for my own reference, but here's what I have:
4 African geese. I haven't been able to identify males from females yet.  read more »

Thrifting score!

I've sent the 4th child to preschool. And while in theory, I thought I'd have all this time to run errands without her, the truth is, the 5th child really needs a nap during preschool hours. But her birthday is tomorrow, so today I ran errands (buying presents! and a pinata!) while she was at school and I already know that sacrificing the toddler's nap was a mistake. But I digress...

She loves the grocery store, but hates the thrift store. I go to the grocery store while she is home with me, and I try to hit the few thrift stores in my area when I am out without her. Today I found some treasures in a store that I don't manage to stop at very often.  read more »

One Bountiful Day

I harvested all these goodies in one day in my own backyard. I didn't realize at first that I had set the eggs in a "nest" of green beans.

Things are slowing down in the garden but there is still plenty of work to be done.

one day's harvest

coming soon...

I totally don't have time to even be online, but I'm taking a well-deserved break. I'm uploading pictures and hope to make time to blog sometime soon.

Addition progress, garden progress, canning, skunk hunting, new eggs from the spring chickens...lots of stories to tell and no time to tell them.

Adapting the chore chart for a school schedule

At the beginning of the summer I made a magnetic chore chart and I am pleased to report that we stuck to this program all summer long. Two of my children started school about three weeks ago and the oldest started today. But, just because they start school doesn't mean that all of a sudden, I have to do all the chores again.  read more »

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