Tuesday July 31, 2007

I try to do most of my heavy cleaning and/or outside work in the cool of the morning during the summer. However, there are days when the thermometer starts its climb quite early in the day. There are other days when there is just more to be done than will fit into those cool […]

Copperswife’s Everyday Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread

This is our everyday bread. I love the taste, the texture, the ease of slicing, and especially that it is made in the bread machine! This makes a 1.5 pound loaf.

Copperswife’s Everyday Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread

1 cup water 3 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons honey 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons […]

Tuesday July 31, 2007

Corin and I had a wonderful time at the VHE homeschool conference on Saturday. It was so good to see some old friends, and it was especially fun meeting some of you!! Thank you so much to those of you who picked me out of the crowd and introduced yourselves! It was great to […]

Sunday July 29, 2007

I have missed sharing our menus with you these last couple of weeks. The weekly menu plan was something that I was doing on Sunday late in the afternoon or early evening as I relaxed at home with my family. I have now decided that I need to plan my menus a bit […]

Saturday July 28, 2007

     Dani and I were in town most of the day today doing our “big shop”.  The boys stayed home and entertained themselves, which made them available when our neighbor stopped by to borrow our utility trailer.  We had a good time out together, and enjoyed a lot of “girl talk” as we drove around.  […]

Thursday July 26, 2007

Today was golden. It really and truly was. Despite a late start to the day (don’t ask!), we worked quickly and efficiently and accomplished quite a bit before lunch time. All three bathrooms were thoroughly cleaned, with Aaron, Dani and I each cleaning one. My morning kitchen routine was completed. Two big loads of […]

Wednesday July 25, 2007

I’d hoped that this would be the rare Wednesday that my husband would have off. I know that he does very much appreciate being able to pull an overtime shift on his every-other-Wednesday off, and I am thankful that the Lord has made so many of these overtime shifts available to him. I’m so […]

Tuesday July 24, 2007

We awoke this morning to much cooler temperatures and overcast skies. Not long after breakfast my husband declared that this would be a great day for he and the boys to muck out the goat and sheep barns, so out to work they went!! Oh, it really was a good morning for this kind […]

Tuesday July 24, 2007

I don’t plan anything major or extra on Monday so that I’m available to do things with my husband on his day off. Monday is my “slow” day. All I can think of tonight is that if this was my slow day, this is shaping up to be a very full week!

We […]

Saturday July 21, 2007

Our Saturdays are very full here. I like them that way, though. Staying busy all day and enjoying the fruits of our labors as things are finished makes for a pleasant day. Aaron does all of the mowing on Saturdays, and it’s such a treat to hang clothes on the line while standing on […]