Haircutting 101/102

A few weeks back Mrs. Tammy, a sweet friend of ours, came over for two days and instructed Amanda, Jessi, and I in beginning haircutting! For a while we have been wanting to learn this skill to bless our family and our future families. It was fun, educational, and...

Pecan Pickin’ Up

(written by Susanna and Lauren) When we went to Grandmama’s house for Thanksgiving, we picked up pecans at a friend’s orchard. Here are some thing’s that we learned: The pecans grow on huge trees (about 3 feet in diameter). They use a shaker on a tractor to shake the...

Strawberry Sweetness

On Monday, Kathryn and I had fun putting up 8 gallons of strawberries together! This is how we did it: Step 1: Put strawberries in a large dishpan, and fill with cold water. Let them sit for a few minutes.   Step 2: Drain the berries in a colander. Step 3: Stem...

Would You Bee-lieve It??! !

The biggest event of our week so far has been an addition to the family. Or, perhaps I should say 60,000+ additions to the family! For a long time we have been interested in bee keeping, and because of the generosity of Mr. Brandon, our front yard and the surrounding...