Monday, October 15, 2012


 We had a bunch of friends over for a bonfire on Friday, which was a lot of fun until someone hit Remick in the face with a wooden baseball bat.  He has a pretty good shiner, which is extra fun for me when I'm out around town with him.  My house was a little bit clean for about 10 minutes, but that 10 minutes has come and gone. 

We found this little guy out in the garden - not moving too fast, because it was COLD!  We got our first frost on Friday night which meant a whole lot of last minute gathering - all the rest of the tomatoes and tomatillos.  I had to dig the remaining sweet potatoes, and cut as many flowers as possible.  I had seen it coming and attended to the basil earlier in the week.
 The hay bales were benches at the party, thanks to our good friends the dairy farmers:)  Now the hay bales are a fort.
 We've been picking acorns too after our class last week on how to make acorns into bread.  A fun family experiment.
 Makili is obsessed with having a knife.  I can't decide if it is a good or bad thing that the one he has been using is super-dull.  We're going to have to have some sort of household consensus on the knife thing, cause neither of us is really sure about it. 

 And then there was exploring and silliness and a small window of family time not spent cooking or working on the house.  Ahhh.

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