We started out our day by running to town to take our homeschool attendance report to the local board of Education. Since I had to stop and get the buttermilk that I forgot Friday, I decided to pick up the rare treat of ice cream. The kids were so excited. Funny how such little things can put a sweet smile on their faces.
After lunch, ice cream, and putting supper in the slow cooker, we retreated to the front porch to do a little school work. It was just too beautiful outside to stay cooped up inside! We read a chapter from Wheel on the School and George Muller: Guardian of Bristol's Orphans. Alissa drew a picture to illustrate the important events from the chapter we read in Wheel on the School and Jake colored a picture from The Pokey Little Puppy. As they worked, I spotted a plane flying quite low heading toward our field. I told the kids to wave. As we all waved, the pilot made the plane wave back! It was such a neat moment! We were all surprised the pilot actually saw us and responded! I guess when you live in a rural area like we do there isn't too much to look at when flying above. I guess looking at a house in an open field surrounded by woods was only natural. Anyway, even as the day was drawing to a close, Alissa was still talking about what a neat afternoon we had because of the plane.
After supper, we headed out to feed the animals and water the flowers. While watering, I noticed the weeds were going crazy. I started pulling weeds, but I soon realized I would never be able to get them all. So, I pulled just the weeds growing really close to or in the plants. Then I took drastic measures; I pulled out the spray bottle and vinegar! The war of the weeds has begun! It's my mission to win this year! A few of weeks ago Bill sprayed one bed with Round-Up (I cringe at the use of chemicals on the inside or outside of my home!). About a week later I sprayed another bed with the vinegar. My weeds died before his! We decided then that we would never use Round-Up again unless it was an absolute must! Now, if we can just figure out what to do about these monster ants!
As it turns out, it was a good thing that I got so much done today. I called Bill this evening after getting the kids in bed. He told me he would be bringing home our newest piglets! As I write, I am awaiting the arrival of Otis and Little No-Name. Little No-Name has no name because we will be raising him to slaughter. I can't allow myself to get attached to him or I will never be able to eat him! I can't wait until tomorrow when I can take pictures!
Until then, be blessed!
Today's moral: No matter how small we feel sometimes, God sees us, hears us, and cares for us. Just like the song says, "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me."