"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Summer projects

 The last few weeks Oldest has been working on her project for the county fair.  She decided to learn to sew and make a dress as one project and do either a photo collage or a family tree for the other project.  With the power outage and the computer being down for awhile, I'm thinking the family tree option might be out of the running this year.  

Otherwise, the kids have been busy working on "fun crafts" the last couple of days. 
They made the birdhouses this morning .  The houses themselves we were able to pick up at Joann's for about .50 a piece which was a pretty good price for an activity that kept the kids busy for at least an hour. 

The garden stepping stone I bought as a kit.  Each kid stuck in a few pieces of tile, stones and shells.  They really had a good time but wow, was it messy!  Good thing we worked on it outside.  I had to hose them off, literally, before letting them come into the house. 

At least I was able to keep them occupied another couple of days.  Now I just have to figure out what we are going to do for the rest of this week.   Maybe a few trips to visit Memaw and Papaw are in order...