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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring Around the House and Camping

Spring has sprung here on the homestead...... With it, has come some terrible storms and some of our family and friends have been effected. I encourage everyone to pray for those affected by the recent tornadoes.
~~ Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16~~

Around the homestead, we are seeing everything start to bloom and green up. Here's a swarm of bees who were attempting to make one of my muscadine polls their home. The day after we took pics. of them, they left. I can't wait to have our own bees here on the mini farm.
Here's a beautiful purple Iris. They didn't bloom much last year but are beautiful this year. I hope to dig up some more from my mom's house and plant them.

This is our "new" to us camper. We camped about 20 mins. from our house because we were trying out this new pop up camper. We have always tent camped and even though we had air mattresses, our girls hated the tent. So this is a step up. A friend of mine was wanting to get rid of it for next to nothing. It has some things wrong with it but I am married to a "Mr. Fix It". So for us it's not a big deal. We love to camp. There's nothing like getting out to the woods and having no phone, TV, etc.

Setting up our outdoor table. This is our prep area for meals.

The love of my life walking his little dog. Snicker Snicker. This was supposed to be Katherine's dog but oh, how he loves Ronnie.

The girls had the occasional photo shoot and waded in the water. I love this one.

I loved watching the kids play cards for hours on end. There is some serious family bonding going on over a game of peanut butter and jelly or spit. Roosevelt State Park has a White Tail Deer Research Facility. The sign said not to stick your hand in but you can't keep the deer from sticking their heads out. Haha

We took a long hike to see the goslings swimming with their parents. It's interesting to know that Canadian Geese mate for life. We love cooking over an open fire on this little grill. Then we sit by the fire and eat smores.

The fishing was not great needless to say, but Peyton enjoyed the catching and releasing.

This is a miracle (smiling), considering this sweet girl doesn't really like camping. She took one for the team!

Our friendly visiting duck came by all through out the day to eat bread or peanuts. :)

We hope to have a couple of camping trips this summer in between all of the work of the garden.

Have a great Week!!!



Greg and Donna said...

Looks like lots of fun! The food cooking over the fire looked awesome. Glad you had a great time!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What a wonderful way to spend time together...Love the last photo...I have a think for ducks lol.

Blessings Kelsie

His bondservant said...

What fun. Love the camper. What a great way for family to spend quality time together in God's beautiful outdoors. God bless!

HeathahLee said...

I would LOVE to have a pop-up! I might go camping if we did! : )

Picket said...

I love when families spend time together in a simplier way...hope you have a beautiful week sweetie and thanks so much for your love and prayers...Picket

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I always love pictures of your beautiful family - just being a family. It looks like the camping trip was a huge success! Great pictures.

mississippi artist said...

I love visiting Roosevelt too. My son gave them one of their first deer for the park.Of course I am not the camping type, I would rather stay in their hotel!This has been a terrible year for getting a garden started, but hopefully it will make in the end.