Thursday, September 21, 2006

A Day of Adventure and Excitement...

Saturday morning (September 9th), we all woke (though maybe not as rested as we would have liked after the enjoyable yet busy previous evening of dad and mom's Anniversary party) and quickly got ready for the exciting events planned for the day!

The men and boys quickly ate breakfast...

... and got ready to leave to meet the rest of the men who were planning to go on our first ever Berean Family Church Men and Boys Canoe trip! Though of course I was not able to get any pictures of them canoeing, they did have some disposable cameras with them and hopefully, if all turns out well and I can persuade someone to write something, perhaps we will be able to post something soon about all that took place on this very exciting Men and Boys outing!

Mean While..... Back at Eddy Acres, after all us women folk had eaten and cleaned up, and after a quick phone call and the putting on of propper foot wear, Faith, Theresa, Grace and Christianna headed down the way to the Anderson Farm. Besides the one reason to go see their four Pigmy Goats, we also had brought along a plate full of leftover cake from the night before, and as it turned out, Carrot Cake was Mr. Andersons favorite!

Though we had only thought of staying a little while, that 'little while' turned into an hour as we watched the goats eat their breakfast and listened to Mr. Anderson tell us many different interesting, exciting and many times hilarious stories about farming and all the different animals he used to own. We also got a tour of the barn and saw and heard how he had aquired the many amazing antiques that filled almost every corner and decorated the walls!

After the barn was closed up we then headed over to his other storage barn and got a closer view at some really neat antiques he was trying to restore.

Even though our time spent there seemed to quickly come to an end, the enjoyement of it all and the friendliness of the Andersons made us all hope to soon return and search out the many more pieces of history hidden on that farm.

The rest of the day...

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,
And You are exalted as head over all.

Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.

Now therefore, our God,
We thank You
And praise Your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 Posted by Picasa

Our noon meal consisted of no unordinary substance. Fried Eggs, bacon and cornbread. However, it was how we prepared them that made it the most unique. Recently Theresa Eddy had purchased a set of Cast Iron cookware but had not of yet had the opportunity to use them. Therefore, since cooking over an open fire was going to be one of the aspects of our upcoming Church event, this day proved to be the best occasion for trying it all out. After seasoning all the utencils, we headed out back to start a fire. Because we had heard that it was best to cook over ashes and not flames, we had to wait for the fire to die down before we started. Posted by Picasa

A seconds to none, Theresa and Faith Special! Fried Eggs and crispy bacon cooked over an open fire pit. Scrumptious!! Posted by Picasa

One of the best tasting things to come off that fire pit that day was none other than deliciously crisp and buttery popcorn! Mmmm!! Posted by Picasa

Cornbread baked in a dutch oven! Even thought it did have a slight charcoal flavor, we learned our lesson, and will remember to not cook it so long next time! Posted by Picasa

A sweet bouquet of Smartweed, Red Clover, and Queen Ann's Lace. Posted by Picasa

Sitting around the fireplace, we talked, looked at costume patterns and planned for the upcoming Harvest Festival in October! Posted by Picasa

Grace, Theresa and Faith looking at an old pattern book displaying the different styles worn in the mid-1600's. Posted by Picasa

Harvest from the garden! While most everyone else was looking through patterns, Theresa and Grace took the opportunity to go look through the garden and gather anything that was ripe. They were able to bring back a handful of green beans, a few beets, tomatoes, peppers and a beautiful bunch of Lavender!

And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food." Genesis 1:29 Posted by Picasa