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Fascinating Nature Series

By: Ethan

September 20, 2009

About a year ago we rented BBC's "Planet Earth" series and really enjoyed it. For those of you don't know what it's about, it is a documentary about the wildernesses of earth. It has some very stuning shots, and although it's from a "save the earth, evolutionists" point...Click here to read the rest

Dandelion Coffee

By: Doran

September 13, 2009



Coffee c...Click here to read the rest

Cattle Guard

By: Adriel

September 7, 2009


Ever since we got our dirt bike we have been going back and forth from the yard to the pasture by way of th...Click here to read the rest

I made a Mini BB Gun

By: Doran

September 4, 2009


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Today I made some "Mini bb guns" out of old ever-sharp ...Click here to read the rest

Dirt Bike

By: Ethan

August 31, 2009



Dad and Mom had to go to town, and Dad said he'd bring a surprise. He said we better get all our work done before he got back because he probably would...Click here to read the rest

Marshmallow Plant

By: Ethan

August 28, 2009


I saw a bag labeled "Marshmallow root" sitting on Mom's kitchen counter. I never heard of a Marshmallow plant before. So I did some rese...Click here to read the rest

Deck Improvement

By: Ethan

August 27, 2009


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When Mom and Dad went to Madison a few weeks ago they got some lattice, lumber, and stain for the deck. We've been so busy lately that we boys didn't have time to fix the deck up until j...Click here to read the rest

Royalty

By: Ethan

August 14, 2009

When we put bees in the Observatory hive we figured it would take them a few days til they figured out that they were queen-less and made a queen. But we were wrong. The morning after we put them in they had started EIGHT queen cel...Click here to read the rest

Don't have a cow but... we own a cow!

By: Ethan

August 6, 2009


For several years now we've been keeping an eye out for a cheap Jersey milk cow and the other day a friend called to say he was at an auction and there were some good Jersey cows selling for cheap. So Dad told ...Click here to read the rest

Bees In Our House!

By: Ethan

August 2, 2009


We started making an observation bee hive awhile ago but never had time to finish it or had extra bees to put in when it was done.


The bees we tore out of a hou...Click here to read the rest

Squirrel in a Hole

By: Cherish

July 27, 2009



The boys found a hole up in a tree and they made it bigger inside so I could fit in, then they put a ladder up so I could climb up in.

I climbed the ladder one time, and next ti...Click here to read the rest

From Rags to Leather

By: Ethan

July 27, 2009


A few days ago Dad and Mom went to Madison for a date/shopping thing... and among other wonderful things that we've needed for a long time they bought... A LEATHER SECTIONAL! Of course they couldn't brin...Click here to read the rest

Cute and fluffy

By: Jadon

July 24, 2009


My rabbits are getting bigger and they're soooooooo cute! They're big enough that they sometimes come out of the nest box, but not big enough that I can tell which are males and which are females.
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Window Art

By: Doran

July 16, 2009


Mom accidentally ordered window paints when she meant to get just regular poster paints, so I've been enjoying using them to draw on some of our windows. For some of the rec...Click here to read the rest

Potato pistol

By: Adriel

July 15, 2009

Last year I made a potato pistol, but it got broke, so I made a new one this year and took pictures as I made it for putting on our Favorite Projects page. I've had a lot of fun showing it to friends and it even came in handy one day when a toy baseball bat was stuck on...Click here to read the rest

Biscuits On a Stick

By: Ethan

July 15, 2009


Last year Dad took an online marketing course and one of the other guys in the group was trying to market "Biscuits on a stick". Dad thought t...Click here to read the rest

Baby Rabbit Pictures

By: Jadon

July 13, 2009


When I posted about how my rabbit had bunnies, I said that I'd post pictures of them when they're bigger. Well I couldn't wait to hold them, so petted the mom before I got th...Click here to read the rest

Birthday Tea Party

By: Cherish

July 7, 2009


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Mommy planned a tea party for my golden birthday.:) My friends, Bella, April, Anna, Ashah, and Sierra came to my house.

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Pond

By: Ethan

July 7, 2009

In May I posted about how we buried an old tub in the flower garden for a fish pond. Now it's officially done! We got a bunch...Click here to read the rest

Baby Rabbits

By: Jadon

July 4, 2009

About a month ago I mated my Dutch rabbit Duchess, with Troy my dutch buck. And today Ethan looked in the nest box and lo and behold there where baby bunnies in it!! I'm soooo excited. I don't know how many or anything cause I don't want to touch them or the mom might a...Click here to read the rest

Bees

By: Ethan

June 29, 2009

Dad and friend were talking (about bees as usual) and they decided to look on a local bulletin forum for someone with bees in a building wall that they wanted to get rid of. And they found someone who had posted that same day saying that they had some bees in their wall...Click here to read the rest

Camping

By: Ethan

June 24, 2009

Dad said that if we help him in the shop good we can go camping over the weekend. And boy, I'll bet dad never had such good help!

Early Friday morning mom and I went down to the Mississippi river ...Click here to read the rest


Of Weeding and Personalities

By: Ethan

June 17, 2009

Mom and Dad told us to weed the garden while they ran to town. There are seven of us kids that are capable of that and there are six patches in the garden that need to be weeded. So I assigned individual patches to everyone except Doran and Christian, who worked one pat...Click here to read the rest

Emailing you

By: Ethan

June 11, 2009

I got this great idea today! Every time we post something on here you want to see it, right? So why not email you when we post something? The Rss feed kinda serves this purpose but I want to EMAIL you....Click here to read the rest

Google Wave

By: Ethan

June 11, 2009

Google has come up with some awesome stuff and now they're making "Google wave". I think it will be big hit, (but then I don't know a lot about such things). Instead of sending individual messages around ...Click here to read the rest

New Rabbits

By: Jadon

June 9, 2009


I have been wanting to get some mini Rex rabbits for a long time and last Sunday after church we went to a place that had some. And I bought a pair! I named the boy Charlie and the girl one I named B...Click here to read the rest

Look What I Made!

By: Doran

June 3, 2009

When you don't have any thing to do (for fun) what do you do? Well I make things.

The most recent thing I made is this "platform" in our barn. I made it all by myse...Click here to read the rest


Home Grown Carpenters

By: Mother dear

June 2, 2009

With limited bedroom space for a growing family we have to get creative sometimes. It works well having a majority of boys whom we can stack in one room, but there is also a limit to that. We...Click here to read the rest

No More Carpet!

By: Ethan

May 28, 2009

We finally got that disgusting, gross, stinky, old carpet out of our house! Mom has been wanting to get that carpet out of our living room ever since... I don't know when, for years anyway, and the other day she could not stand it any longer. So we boys helped her get e...Click here to read the rest

BOO HOO

By: Ethan

May 21, 2009

Ok, so it was going to get really cold Saturday night. I put all the plants in the greenhouse and covered it up good. Then the next morning we all go to church and don't even think about the fact that the plants ...Click here to read the rest

Morel Mushrooms

By: Ethan

May 17, 2009

I'm sitting here stuffed with yummy mushrooms and wishing I would have fried up more.
We have been wanting to hunt mushrooms for a few weeks now and today it finally worked out. We left the three lit...Click here to read the rest

Garden Planting

By: Ethan

May 17, 2009

We planted our garden yesterday!(I didn't have time to write about it then so I'll do it now) We rented a tiller for behind the tractor and tilled up that garden in record time (we also added on about six feet to ...Click here to read the rest

Cliff swallows

By: Ethan

May 16, 2009

The other day I put a ladder in the hayloft so we could look through the crack between the roof and the wall and watch cliff swallows building their nests. We are naming them after married couples we know that have the same personalities as the birds (but I better not w...Click here to read the rest

Smoking Bacon

By: Ethan

May 12, 2009

When we butchered our pigs we put the bacon and a few hams in some brine stuff to marinate, and today we smoked them.

First we dug a pit and up the hill a little ways we put the old range that we've been usin...Click here to read the rest


T rex T shirt

By: Caleb

May 10, 2009

Today Doran drew a T rex on one of my T shirts for me with his permanent markers. Doesn't it look good? ...Click here to read the rest

Spring Time!

By: Ethan

May 8, 2009

Spring time means work. During the last few weeks we have put wood chips in all the flower beds, mulched the strawberries, buried an old bathtub in a flower bed for a fish pond, cleaned out the barn (which hasn't bee...Click here to read the rest

Painting Bee Hives

By: Doran

April 28, 2009

Dad and a friend built these cool bee hives (top bar). Dad picked up some green paint at Ace for really cheap, but after I...Click here to read the rest


Well, well, what do you know!

By: Ethan

April 28, 2009

My plants are growing... All of the kohlrabi, cabbage, cucumbers, and some of our many kinds of squashes have all come up (some of our many kinds of squashes have NOT all sprouted). Also most...Click here to read the rest

Moving Hay

By: Ethan

April 24, 2009

Yesterday Adriel and I helped our very interesting, elderly neighbors move some hay for their precious horses.
He has back problems, she has health issues, he talks a lot, and she worries a lot. When he picked us up he had a horse trailer on the back of his Ford pi...Click here to read the rest

My Egg

By: Cedric

April 22, 2009

Today Ethan helped me get this cool birdie egg. I was very careful with it, and showed it to everyone. Then I gave it to Adie for his egg collection.
It...Click here to read the rest

Pig Butchering

By: Ethan

April 21, 2009



We finally butchered our pigs! (I can't wait til I can eat the bacon!) Dad got our Amish neighbor to help us kill and butcher them, then they took the...Click here to read the rest

Update

By: Ethan

April 21, 2009

A quick update. My seeds sprouted today!!...Click here to read the rest

Greenhouse

By: Ethan

April 20, 2009

Today I made a temporary "green house" and put the heirloom seeds in I had started earlier. I put an electric heater inside to keep it warm at night and on cold days (like today).

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The Beautiful Truth

By: Ethan

April 19, 2009

Our family really enjoyed watching this together tonight, so we wanted to let you all know about it!

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