Saturday, April 21, 2012
All kids thus far love Kefir Popscicles
|Marshall A would appreciate this...|
In Virginia a tree next to homes is brought down with a crane AND a bucket truck. I am pretty sure these tree guys don't have any good stories to tell with there techno savy tree cutting like Marshall does.
|Recent visit from Nana and Papa|
|Celebrating Nana and Papa B-days|
The single candle did stand a chance...
Playing with my Boys
|Thaddeus' art project this past week|
|Johannes loves to "ride" too|
Can't reach the peddles yet, so dad gets tired quickly
|Thaddeus got to ride this horse last week when Janelle went to a local farm where we bought a 1/4 of grass fed beef.|
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Some blogging catching up to do...
The spring has flown by as we had various guests staying in the cottage for nearly a month and a half, and we have been trying to get spring cleaning underway, prepare for new baby, replant the yard, prepare for my 1 month deployment to Peru, and see some more sites before our years in Virginia are behind us...
The Dupont Thoroughbred Race Track
View from the porch of the restored President James Madison Home
|Walking the grounds|
Retired Thoroughbreds still roam the pastureland in the background
Doesn't Janelle look at home in a farm setting!?!
|I am not known for any affection towards cats,|
however, a good looking barn cat is an appreciated domestication of the feline species
Exiting Madison's Garden
|If James Madison only knew that the chem trails would one day be sprayed over his beautiful gardens!!!!|
|Janelle and I spent the weekend in Charlottesville|
A lovely time was had touring Monticello
|Cloud cover vanishing by early afternoon|
|Thomas Jefferson enjoyed eating fish|
The fresh fish caught by slaves would be stored live in this retaining pond until needed by the kitchen
In Thomas Jefferson's Gardens
Easter Egg Hunting
|Thrilled with his Egg that looked like a baseball and had a piece of chocolate in it|
|Our hosts of the fun event|
Easter brunch and egg hunt
Dogwood branch from back yard
Pretzel's made by Janelle
Both graced our farm table for less than 24 hours ;o)
Stamped "Old London Pavers"
The lawn is slowly beginning a recovery
|Where the new path connects with the main house|
|The street view|
|My newly stacked wood for seasoning for next winter's fires|
Patio at the entrance to the Guest Cottage
|Ate outside tonight on screen porch|
My boys finishing off the Farm Fresh "Real Milk" Homemade Ice Cream
|What remains of the 120 yr old oak tree that had died in the front yard|
|The vacancy is felt, |
but the peace of mind that the old beauty won't topple into the house with the next tropical storm or hurricane is also felt.
|The former school room has been converted into the nursery|
Our Third Boy is due on Thaddeus' Birthday, June 26th
He will be called Nathanael
|The new bed|