Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Catherine" wearing one of Adrienne's dresses and her favorite blankie as a turban.
"So how would you feel if local laws required that you bring your pup to the bus stop each day to join other dogs in a yellow cage that wheels down the road to the kennel or pound for socializing exercises?

You know for sure that association with the pack is the fastest way to destroy any obedience training *you* have planned.

Does anyone who knows children believe that the yellow school bus takes children down the road to a constructive, positive sense of society?

Or returns them in the afternoon or evening more loving creatures than when they left in the morning?"

-Dr. Raymond Moore, The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook

Friday, August 24, 2007

My dear friend Adrienne made lovely t-shirt dresses for my three middle daughters. Here is 'Lydia' modeling one of them. I love the cheerful tropical feel of the fabrics she chose!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


These are from our neighbors and I have never seen, as Catherine says, such "ginormous" zucchini in my life. I drove by our neighbor's house just in time to catch their 12 yo boy with a broken wrist (in cast) about to carry a huge bag of these with one hand a quarter of a mile to our house in blistering heat... bless his heart. Since I was going the opposite direction of our house, he offered to take them down to our porch for me. I thanked him profusely and told him he didn't have to do that in this heat, I could take them with me, no problem... but I arrived home to find a HUGE bag of tomatoes on our porch. ;) I made fresh roasted tomato soup for dinner, with grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum.

Any ideas on preparing zucchini "steaks"?? Just one of these will feed our family of eight for one meal, and we have eight of these!

Monday, August 06, 2007