Wednesday on the Homestead
It is almost 4:00pm but feels much later than that due to the gray skies making it seem later in the evening.. I am enjoying a few minutes of quiet time while my bread is rising in the oven. The kids are off doing their own things and Tobin wonâ€™t be home for a little bit.. â€¦ so I thought I would blog..
Today has been a busy day as usual. This morning I made another batch of Peppermint Foot Cream, caught up on school things with my youngest kids and did housework. Hannah handled breakfast (scrambled egg burritos) and the kids heated up leftovers for lunch. So my time spent in the kitchen today was mostly cleaning
Right now I have 6 loaves of bread rising that Sierra and I just finished making, and a pot of split pea soup simmering on the stove that Leanne got started not long ago. Seems like it will be another late dinner.. but that is not so bad. Hannah, Emily and Leanne will be gone this evening to Awana to lead music for the kids there and I guess we will eat when they get back.
Emily is getting over a cold. It is going around the house. I have it a little but it does not seem to be getting worse. So hopefully this will be mild for us all.. I think it is just the change of season yuck that makes its way around each year!
I need to get some molds ready for making more soap.. I have a bunch of soap once again to make on my to-do list.. Hopefully I can get that done this weekend.
Tomorrow Emily has a dentist appt in the morning and then I am going to take her to the Dept. of Licensing to try for her permit.. she has to pass the written test. Then I will have to teach her drive.. NOT my favorite thing to do (I have already done it 3 times.. but that is 3 down.. 5 to go.. ).. Tobin usually gets them going and then I take it from there.. I do like it when the finally have their license.. it is very helpful to have more drivers.. but more drivers also means more insurance, more cars, more gas money.. Ok.. I donâ€™t even think I will dwell on that for now.. LOL.. just take it one step at a time!!
I keep talking about the weather around here.. I thought I would post some pics. I just took advantage of a break in the rain and went out on the deck for these.
This one you can see the clounds in front of the hills across te river.. When the storms come in we can't even see those hills it gets so thick with clouds:
This was taken overlooking our pond.. you can see all the fall colored leaves:
This is another one taken in the same direction as the first just looking farther down out over the property: