September 29, 2013

Feast of St. Michael

According to St. Bonaventure, all the angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: "Holy, holy, holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God." They greet her countless times each day with the angelic greeting, "Hail, Mary", while prostrating themselves before her, begging her as a favour to honour them with one of her requests. According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though prince of all the heavenly court, is the most eager of all the angels to honour her and lead others to honour her. At all times he awaits the privilege of going at her word to the aid of one of her servants.
St. Louis de Montfort

St.Michael's Hobby 'n Eats

 Kili is now 4-1/2 months old.  Merry is his special buddy.
We got a small herd from someone in our homeschooling group.  (since then we got 3 more from one of Aragorn's brothers.... and brought some in to be butchered).  God willing we will eventually have a barn up and be able to milk our cow here at our place.  But it'll continue to be a slow process... hey, we've got 14 mouths to feed.... do the math... we have limited time... but thankfully I have a very hardworking awesome husband.
 These days are hard without Pop.  He would have loved to be here on this day we unloaded these steers.  I can easily imagine his smile and delight.

 I think these days are the hardest yet.... we miss him so much.

 The dogs wondering about these new characters on our farm of misfit animals.

 You won't find anything fancy at our place, but that's alright.

I've named our farmette St. Michael's Hobby 'n Eats.

 The horse was intrigued by the steers....

 .... and by Marigold.


Frodo taking a ride on the cantankerous sulky pony.

Trip to the City & Zoo

 We took a little afternoon after children's choir to go to the city and the zoo.
 Need I say, our van was the size of the first floor of some of these houses... :D
 Our friend's house was so cute and tiny.  I really couldn't help laugh right out loud when I saw the stove.
 Our friend and her friend (a friend of yours is a friend of mine) put together a fun scavenger hunt while we walked to and from the zoo.  Simple pleasures.
 We started with a country-kids-in-the-city picnic.  It means that you eat without your shoes on  where the houses are very close together....
... and everything becomes monkey bars.

 One of the items on the scavenger hunt was a little kitty door.  No joke, their kitty door is out their front window.
 The houses are so cute and tiny....
 ..... the gardens are cute and efficient....
 .... bicycle parts flowers.... yes, the petals are made of pedals.  *chuckle*
 A cute little round about.
It was sad to hear that the male lion had died since we were last there.
 Llama-shaped bush.
 Tigger taking a nap....
 I love the giraffes and was disappointed that there is no longer a zebra.
 Marigold enjoying the animals. Her disappointment was that she wasn't able to pet any. What kind of places it that?!
 She seemed particularly interested in this here ol' rhino.
 That is some hat!
 A tapir.
 The new barn built at the zoo... that won't be like our barn that's for sure.


 The female rooster and male hen....
 wait... the male rooster and the female hen.
 Me too! I do it!

 I shoulda had a V8
 Now, some day we will most likely have solar panels on a small barn :D
 Poppy excited by a merry-go-round ride.

 Seemed a fitting thing to inherit for Pippin... a clown's nose.
 Kili trying to get moving.
It's really hard to get that belly up and movin'.