Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oh, Deer!

It is now January and we are settling into our new home. Since our last post we have adopted a very old and over weight beagle; we named him Jake. We also added a kitten to the family; her name is Jinx.

We had Thanksgiving in our new home and were able to fit 14 for dinner. It was nice to be able to host an event at our home. Christmas provided a much needed break for all of us. We have had 4 snow falls so far and 2 snow days. We have not had a full week of school since before Christmas.

Zeke shot a doe back in the fall. One of the pictures above shows the kids helping him grind it into burger. Just this past Saturday he shot the buck, shown above, with his bow. You'll have to ask Zeke for the story about the buck, it is unbelieveable. The following morning on the way to Church, just a hundred yards from the entrance, we witnessed a button buck crossing the road and being struck by an SUV coming from the opposite direction. Zeke dropped us off at church, went home and got the truck, and brought that deer home too. Needless to say, our freezer is full.

We are currently planning projects for the summer ahead. We plan on clearing, gardening, building a chicken coop/wood shed, and getting chickens!