Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Journey Week


"Howdy! I'm Mary Magdalene."   *thick southern accent*  I borrowed Alek's hat. :)


Here's a video of me acting :) Yes, that's Byron Foxx from BTM giving the invitation. :D

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Southwide at WV

I had an awesome time when Pastor took the Voices of Victory to West Virginia for the Southwide Independent Baptist Fellowship on Oct. 8-11. The preaching was great and my two favorite preachers (Dr. Clarence Sexton and Dr. David Gibbs) were there!   And the food!.. They had an ice cream machine. It was freezing outside and we still ate some. :) Victoria and I were roommates at the inn. That was interesting (you know Vic). Here is a picture of us outside the hotel.


The weather was absolutely freezing! It was October in WV and a cold front came through the week we were there! The trees were beautiful though..


I also got a new grandpa on the trip. I call him Grandpa Kenny. Here's a picture of him


I hope Pastor takes us again next year!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The little piglets are getting cuter than ever! They have grown a lot too.



We've been having wonderful fall days that are around 50 degrees here. I feel sorry for you guys who have snow already! Yesterday I went outside with the tripod and took a few pictures of myself just because I felt like it...





Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The King of the Wild


This is a sequel for The Call of the Wild I wrote for school.




The King of the Wild
Noiselessly, Buck sprang on the rabbit. The rabbit did not struggle because he knew he was doomed. He had been caught by the most dreadful animal in the north. He was only thankful that his family had time to escape before they too, became food. His pain was quickly over when Buck swiftly tore his throat open.
          Buck had aged well. For the last seven years, he had lived in the unmerciful frigidness of the north. He had fathered many brave dogs. He had killed many beasts and still had just as much strength and vigor as he’d had when John Thornton was alive.
          The Yeehat Indians were now extinct. Buck had made sure that every last one of them had paid for the death of his beloved owner. Every human being that, hoping to get rich, entered his territory never returned to mankind. He diligently protected the gold that his former master had found.
          One evening, as Buck was trotting around the perimeter of his territory with his son, he noticed that there was an unusual amount of mosquitoes around. He quickly dismissed the thought when he crossed the path of a lone bird. He instructed his son on the most effectual way to kill a bird and was well pleased when he returned with it.
          About seven months later, Buck was worried. He had been tiring very easily. He hoped none of his pack would challenge him to a duel. He also had coughing fits at the most inconvenient times. He just couldn’t shake it! What Buck didn’t know was that inside of his heart and lungs, there where worms everywhere. He had gotten heartworms from the mosquitoes.
          He walked along the border of his land and decided to take a break, for he could not walk for more than maybe twenty minutes at a time before feeling exhausted and dizzy. As he lay in the snow, he started feeling faint. His vision was blacking out. Right there, one of Buck’s arteries clotted and he drifted off to sleep for eternity.
          Buck’s legacy is a famous one that can never be erased. He was the greatest dog who ever lived, and everyone knew it. Gold hunters who caught a glimpse of him and did not enter his section of the world lived to tell the story of the big wolf who ruled the northern parts of the world. He truly was the king of the wild.

My Cooking Experiences

Recently, I have been helping my mom in the kitchen (like I should be anyway). I decided that I wanted to contribute and found some recipes I wanted to make. Here are a couple of my experiences :)



Bacon Quiche      (recipe)
 I was so surprised that this actually turned out good! We threw in some broccoli that wasn't in the recipe. It was so good my grandma asked me how to make it!



Broccoli Cheese Soup     (recipe)
My goodness! They said carrots, julienne. It's gonna be pureed anyway! It was good but totally not worth making again. I like fairly simple things. :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wilberta

     Since the last time I posted, we have been busy. Bacon accidentally stepped on two of her babies. One piglet had her foot stepped on, so we sprayed iodine on it and put her back. The other one was much worse. The skin on almost his whole side was ripped off and hanging there. It turned out that me and my daddy sewed him up. Now he has a lot of stitches! Since it's October, we named him Frankenpiggy, or Frank for short. This morning he was doing excellent and looks as if he's gonna survive.
     The first piglet I was talking about also happened to be the runt. She was not getting any bigger and seemed to be struggling to do easy things so we took her out and now we are bottle feeding her. Her foot is not doing well (the skin is falling off the leg). We are hoping it will get better. Mom named her Wilberta after Wilbur from Charlotte's Web.

     She's a little dirty 'cause she'd just been fed.
     Our chicks are doing very well also. Their flight feathers and tail feathers are growing in.


One more adorable picture of Wilberta

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Piglets!

My goodness! It's not even spring and we have so many baby animals!
Early this morning, our pig, Bacon, had 11 little piglets.

Bacon is lying in the pit on the right, while her babies are in the shed.

As  a first time mother, she is really protective. She keeps them in the shed. If they try to get out, she has this special grunt that tells them to go back in. So far there is one pig that is disobedient. A little calico female keeps wandering out and won't go back in when told to. She did eventually go back in. Here's a picture of Bacon mothering some piglets that strayed outside the shed.





Thursday, October 04, 2012

Pioneering Close By

I live near a place called the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts. The other day they had free admission so I went to meander around and take some pictures.
















Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Farm Swap


I guess it's our version of a farmer's market. But the farmer's markets always seem like big yard sales to me. This is literally a swap between farmers. Usually it's for money, but occasionally someone will swap a cage for a few dozen eggs. :) There are pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, cows, ponies, guineas, and more! I think it's every other Sat. I only go every once in a while with my daddy.








Recent, Uncategorized Pictures






This is our bait rooster for that pesky bobcat that's killing our chickens.
















Persimmon season

Once again, the persimmons are ripe. Once again, we have to pick, peel, and dry. There weren't that many persimmons this year. I think it's because we pruned the trees (big time) after last season.




-Leigha