Friday, November 03, 2006

October Fest!

I know, I know. I haven't been keeping up on the blog. I my defense, it has been a very busy couple of weeks. But when aren't we busy? So, no excuses. This is what we've been up to.

As you probably read, we are having a baby! Christin had her first actual appointment earlier this month, and she and baby are doing well. While fatigue is normal for an expecting mom, she feels very tired lately. I ALWAYS feel tired, so I am no help in that department.

I keep joking that maybe we're having twins which is met with a raised eyebrow. I only say it because then it can't be true. If you actually SAY something might happen, then it WON'T happen. It CAN'T happen... ...Can it???

We went down to visit Maggie a few weeks back. Everyone was so excited to see her, and she to see us! The kids played a few exciting games of air hockey... I think Maggie came out the winner. Regardless, they had fun.
We hope to see her again at Christmas time.

In mid October we set out to harvest the remaining items in our garden, tomatoes, potatoes, and pumpkins. We had had only a few nighst of frost so the tomatoes were safe with a blanket for protection. But word on the street was that snow was coming. Sure enough, it did! As we picked the pumpkins the snow began to fall. Undaunted, we paused only to catch a few frozen flakes on our tongues and continued with our harvest. With pumpkins and tomatoes finished, only the potatoes remained. But the sun set too quickly, as it does in the fall, and we had to wait until the next weekeend.

When we finally did dig our potatoes, I was suprised to find that the red ones (Pontiac, I think) were prolific this summer, both in size and number! Many of the potatoes weighed more than a pound each! In addition, some of the plants had as many as 4 to 7 of the titanic tubors per plant!
We also harvested apples from our third tree. While just as plentiful as the first two, I think we waited a bit too long, as many of the apples had bird damage or had already succommed to the cold weather.

Home schooling keeps us going as well. We recently had our first biology class and dissected earth worms!!!


Todd and Family


At 3:28 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Oh my! Todd remembered how to BLOG!!!! WOW!

Glad to hear all is well with you and the family.

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Stephanie Hastings said...

Hey guys - good to see a blog from you. I have had the same sickness (the busy sickness) but all is updated here too.
Take care!


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