Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

This year our family theme was Wizard of Oz. Ever since I took Clay to see Wicked he has wanted us to be the Scarecrow and the Wicked Witch. If you haven't seen it yet you really need to. Such a fun musical. That's all I'm going to say about it.
 Another one of our friends dressed up as Smurfette. I loved her costume! Here's the pair of us. I in the green and she in the blue.
 The girls went trick-or-treating with our neighbors who are the same age.
 Here's our pumpkins to greet our own candy seeking guests.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Farm Fresh

Our farm fresh breakfast. Eggs the girls picked themselves. Bacon and sausage from the farm. Whole wheat toast I made myself. We really liked it all except for the bacon. Did I just say that I didn't like bacon?? I love bacon! But this was uncured and lacking in flavor. A very sad disappointment.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Farm Tour

It's the Fall Farm Tour!! I love the chance we have to drive around the county and see all the fall colors. The girls love seeing the animals and getting a pony ride.

Our first stop is the American Academy of Equestrian Sciences for a pony ride. Well, these weren't ponies. These were full size horses.
Our next stop was Day Spring Farm where they had all kinds of animals for the girls to pet. They were taking orders for turkeys for Thanksgiving. They had so many baby animals: a donkey, piglets, a calf, and lots of sheep.
Just look at this beautiful countryside! This is why I love living in Virginia. I just can't get over how beautiful it is.
We stopped at Sunny's Corner Foundation for another pony ride.
Finally, we went to Chicama Run Farm where the girls got to feed the chickens and pick their own farm-fresh half-dozen eggs each. Emma was leery of getting too close to the chickens so she tossed the feed away from her. Rebekah, on the other hand, delighted in the chickens and dropped the feed right at her feet so she would be surrounded by them.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Colors

I love this time of year! I love watching the trees by our house change color. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Aldie Mill

I think I mentioned before that my girls are part of CAR, Children of the American Revolution. Emma serves as Librarian/Curator and Rebekah serves as Chaplin for our local society. I am also involved as the Senior Vice President. This month for our meeting we went to Aldie_Mill. This mill is over 200 years old and is still operational. Our state project this year is to raise money to repair White's Mill in Abingdon, Virginia. Since that is about 8 hours away we thought going to a closer mill would be fun. Our Senior State President, Heather Simpson, attended the meeting with us. 
 The kids all seemed to have a fun time learning how a mill works and why they were so important.