From the monthly archives:

September 2008

All Lined Up

by Julie Kohl on September 29, 2008

I LOVE to hang my sheets to dry on the line!  Sunday is “wash day” around here and yesterday the weather was just beautiful.  There was such a nice breeze so I washed the sheets and hung them to dry on the line.  There is nothing like climbing into bed with fresh, crisp sheets that smell like sunshine and wind!


Saturday Night Campfire

by Julie Kohl on September 28, 2008

The end of September in Arkansas starts to bring warm days but really cool nights.  I love to wake up early and put on a long-sleeve t-shirt and enjoy a cup of coffee outside.  I love that it is warm enough to wear shorts and t’s in the daytime but not so hot that you get all sweaty.  The days are great for being outside and when you are inside you can open the windows.

Today was a great outside kind of day.  I spent most of the morning outside watching my four chickens fight over a frog one of them had found.  We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of fried eggs from our chickens, bacon from a local farm, toast, homefried potatoes and apple cider!  We sat in the gazebo reading and talking for several hours.  Around 1:00 we decided to go for a 4-wheeler ride down into the bottoms to check out the progress on the Natural Gas pipeline.  The guys were hard at work trying to pump the trenched of 30 feet of water that collected when the river flooded after Hurricane Gustav blew threw.  Richie also wanted to try this trail that goes through the woods near Horseshoe lake.  We got about 30 yards into the woods and realized that most of the trail was still flooded.  After floating through a mud puddle that was up to our knees we decided to turn back.  The woods were also filled with MILLIONS of mosquitoes that had never tasted human blood before and they had literally COVERED us!  We got out of there as quick as we could!  For dinner we grilled hot dogs and ate outside.  At sunset we decided to build a campfire.  Sitting around a campfire is one of my favorite things to do.  It brings back so many great memories from my childhood.  I love to watch the color of the flames, I love the sound of the wood crackling as it burns and I love the smell of the smoke.  We also decided that we would make S’mores! YUM!  What’s a campfire without S’mores.

Richie - I think you need to shave!

Richie - I think you need to shave!

Fall is my favorite season!

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Cheaper by the Dozen

September 27, 2008

Yesterday I completed my first dozen eggs and there was a surprise in the hen house! THREE eggs! Yup! I think another one of the girls has started laying.  Olivia is SUPPOSED to be 27 weeks and Francine and Claudia are supposed to be 35 weeks old.  I am beginning to think that the lady […]

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September 21, 2008

My chicken Claudia layed her first egg today!!! I am so excited!  She even layed it right in the nest box!  I am so proud of my girl! I have another hen, Francine, that I expect to start laying soon too!  My other two girls still have a few weeks to go.  Here are a […]

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Half Million Dollars!

September 16, 2008

Here is Richie and I holding almost a half million dollars in $100 bills!  And YES it is real!  We went to the State Capitol with a school group on Friday.  They allowed Richie and I into the Office of the Treasury Vault and took this picture of us.  The picture is a little blurry.  […]

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Ike in Arkansas

September 15, 2008

The news of Hurricane Ike was especially of interest to my husband and I because we vacationed in Galveston, Texas earlier this summer.  While there, we looked at pictures of the damage caused by the 1900 Hurricane that practically wiped out the island.  We were amazed and commented about how catastrophic it would be if […]

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September 11, 2001 Remembered

September 10, 2008

It is so hard to believe that it has been seven years since the September 11th attack on our country.  I thought that I would honor those who lost their lives that day, those who were directly effected because of that day and those who continue to fight for our country because of that day […]

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August Book List

September 6, 2008

As Summer winds down so does a lot of other things.  I have less time to read, less time to blog and less time to craft.  This is always kind of a depressing time for me.  I love teaching but it forces me to have to put aside some things I really enjoy doing.  Come […]

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