Life has been very busy for the Double Nickel Farm for the past few weeks! It is a bit more here and there activity than I have gotten used to, but it was a nice to be busy so I can appreciate my simple life once again.
Bits of our life...
The handsome soldier came home from Fort Drum for a few weeks and we filled the days with more than I thought we could.Here is the walk to the gate for First to head back to NY. I love seeing moments where Bill and the kids are like this. A father is such a blessing, and I am so glad that my children have Bill as their father.
The last week in June kids went to Six Flags in San Antonio to celebrate the final graduation of our homeschool~I am so proud of the students that attended and the future awaits the dreams they hold.
Three birthdays have come and gone. Seems like 23 years ago I was 21. How time flies!
We went to an incredible Celebration for our Nation and of course in the west a certain kind of attire is required...
The garden, although not as grand as gardens in the past, is lovely and filled with a green that is rarely seen in the desert. It has added to the view and I rush out each morning to see what goodies I can bring in for dinner.
As we enjoy farm life...we appreciate the past that afforded the present the life that exists. My father-in-law with Bill and First this morning at the El Paso airport.
Critter news~Farm chicks are growing fast, as well as the new turkeys. We are going to relocate the ducklings we have...to a buyer north of us!
The pups are 4 months and continue to grow. I imagine we will be surprised one day when they stop growing-probably in 2020!
In times like these~All of my children are employed~ hard work and appreciating the value of work is a lesson we have tried to instill and it is clear that the kids have picked up on it.
Bill's dad came for a few days and has been helping us plot and plan gardens, animal pens and just taking in the hard work of watching the sunset!
I am so happy that we have slowed down and taken the road less traveled. It has made all the difference.