our week — 3 sep 2013

September is here, and fall has unofficially arrived — well, in some parts of the country.  Here is the desert, we are still hot as hot can be.  The forecast calls for 90s next week, I don’t believe it though.  I’m not sure it will ever cool off.  Anyway.  Life on the homestead keeps moving along.  We spent much of last week figuring out what to do with our goat situation.  We drove a bazillion miles, perused a ton of websites, and looked at oh so many goats.  I have to admit, it was a little easier before we knew what we were doing.  I’m hoping to have things wrapped up by the end of the week.  It’s a weird place to be — excited about our new prospects while at the same time so sad with the reality of our current circumstance. 

Since we’re talking homestead, remember those pumpkin plants we were so proud of?  Here they are this morning.

ImageWe’re pretty sure we over watered them.  Now, their nothing more than a compost pile.  So sad.  I guess our pumpkin/apple cider stand will have to wait until next year.

ImageOne good thing did come from pulling up the dead pumpkin, a boatload of marigolds were revealed.  Thomas, Muf and Greg harvested seeds from our marigolds in the spring and scattered them all over the garden.  They have finally popped up just in time for fall planting.  They’ll add a lovely bit of color in a couple of weeks.

ImageStill no babies for Eve.  Greg is hopeful, but I think it’s a case of pseudocyesis, false pregnancy.  You see, there’s always been a love triangle between Adam, Eve and Joy.  Looking back, we probably should have named them Jacob, Rachel and Leah.  Joy is our Leah.  I think Eve was jealous of the attention Joy was getting with her babies so she made up her own pregnancy, but perhaps I’m reading more into it than I should.

Surprise, surprise we are behind in homeschooling, but that didn’t stop us from taking a trip to the Arizona Science Center to see the Sesame Street Human Body Exhibit.   It’s definitely geared to toddlers and preschoolers.   Although Thomas enjoyed some of it as well.

ImageImageImageImageHere’s my review for what it’s worth, just in case it comes to a science center near you.  If your kids really, really love Sesame Street — do it.  If not, don’t go out of your way to catch it. 

On the family front, we had our second weekly mandatory game night.  Highly recommend that one.  We played Uno.  Everyone played by themselves even Thomas and Muf.  Thomas was simply giddy that he won the very first time he played.

Speaking of games, Hayden had his first football game of the year.  The pregame show included a beautiful rainbow.  Well, it was beautiful in person, you’ll have to trust me.

ImageHayden is starting quarterback on the varsity team.  Heritage has taken state for the last three years, but this year, they have a very young team.  For many of the players this is their first time ever playing football, and it was a tough first.  The team they played was really good — they trounced the last team they played.  Although Heritage lost, it was a respectable loss and the boys played well.  In the end, I think everyone was pleased with their performance including Hayden. 

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I think that’s about it.  I hope your last week was as enjoyable as ours.

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