Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Earlier this month, Pa-paw sent a picture of the newest lambs!  Doug and I noticed something strange right away...
The ewe had a set of twins, a girl and boy, but one is black in color!  We raise Dorsets, which is an all-white breed.  After a little research, and talking with a few different sheep breeders, we now know we have a "Natural Colored" Dorset.

Dallas and Reba were able to see the little guy when they spent the weekend with Pa-paw and Ma-maw.  Daddy already asked if we could call "dibs" on showing him this next summer.

Until next time...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reader's Theater

Dallas' class put on their first "Reader's Theater" this afternoon, and Julianne and I were able to attend.  Mrs. Schuler, his teacher, said they will do one of these at the end of each reading unit.  As the year progresses, the skits will get longer and more involved.  All of the students did an excellent job, but I especially proud of Dallas.  He paid attention to the other students as they read, and he always knew when it was his turn.  He also spoke in such a clear and loud voice.  I can't wait to see more of these "theater" productions!

The first group to do their skit.  It was about a little girl learning not to be afraid of spiders.
The second skit was about two frogs having a hopping contest.  It was super cute!
Dallas' group was the last one to go.  That's Dallas' best friend, Ryan, waving to me!  Their skit was about a dragon that was causing trouble for a town.  Dallas played the role of Sir Drake who changed the dragon's behavior :)
Here is the video I took of Dallas' performance.  Unfortunately, there is a terrible "buzz" throughout the clip, and you will also hear Julianne heckling the actors...
Until next time...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Introducing Little Jerry and his Ladies

A couple weekends ago, the kiddos spent the weekend at Pa-paw and Ma-maw's.  Doug met up with them on Sunday to drive to Eastern Kentucky to pick up a new ram that we bought.  On their way home, Doug made a side trip and bought three new chickens - two hens and a rooster!

Doug has decided to name the rooster "Little Jerry"
These 3 chickens are almost two years old, and they are Salmon Faverolle/French Hens (just like the ones Reba picked last spring)
The lady that Doug bought these chickens from said that they have hatched their own eggs; therefore, we are not collecting their eggs in the hopes that they will do it again.

Until next time...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Playtime at the Park

The weather has been great for this past week; therefore, the kiddos started asking about having a picnic at a park.  Lucky for them, our Saturday was open, and we headed to the Haubstadt park.  And wouldn't you know, as soon as we arrived, a train came through!  {It's one of their favorite things about that park.}
We then made our way to the picnic tables and enjoyed our lunches.
Then, it was time to play!

This was Julianne's first trip to Dallas and Reba's favorite park, and I believe she might think it's pretty awesome too!
Gotta love that springy duck!
Until next time...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Corn Harvest '14

Daddy's work group finally made it to the Poseyville location to harvest this week, and yesterday, they had 3 combines in the field!  Therefore, I picked Dallas up from school, and we made our way to the field.

As soon as we arrived at the field, one of the combines was unloading!
Dallas and Reba couldn't get out of their seats fast enough
We then found out which combine Daddy was running and set up our camp to watch

There he is!

The pass that we saw Daddy complete was his last round in the field, so we watched him unload...
...and then we followed him to the cooperator's farm to load the combine so he could head north to the next field!
Until next time...