We’ve had a crazy busy week this week. I was at a conference in Richmond for two days (that’s about 2 hours from home, each way) and driving back and forth. We had Church on Wednesday and soccer practice on Thursday.
And then on Monday the Cowboy had his American Heritage speech finals–and WON! So on Tuesday we celebrate with mid-week taco night.
And now on Friday we have lamb “harvest.” For us, that means we’ve sold all our lambs and the buyers are coming today to pick them up. After they purchase the live lamb from us we allow them to self-process here on the farm. That means we provide a shed, a bucket, and running water, if they’d like to…um…make their lamb into lamb chops themselves. I might talk about this more later, but today we’re up to our boot tops in…muck.
I did just want to share that as super-excited and proud of the Cowboy as we are–we’d also like to mention that the Ladybug also did awesome on her speech too! She got a 93! That’s her grade for the speech and for the presentation.
This is the first time our kiddos have done anything like writing or giving a speech and we are so proud of them! (I’m also completely over my skeptical outlook on making K5 kids give speeches. This has been a great exercise and doing this every year will give them wonderful experience with public speaking!)
The Ladybug was Laura Ingalls Wilder. I made that costume too and it wasn’t very hard either, actually. But I have to say–that style of dress used A LOT of fabric! Over 4 yards between the dress and the bonnet. (I got that peach calico on the clearance table for $2/yd!) There’s a little bit of growing room in there (because I didn’t have time for a lot of fitting like I do with her regular clothes) but the length and even those simple gathers at the yoke really take a lot of material.
And I can’t imagine how they had the time or the patience to do all that sewing by hand! No wonder they only had two dresses each.
This weekend we’ve got soccer, farm chores, house cleaning to get ready for company coming in next weekend. Nov 2nd is Grandparent’s Day at school and then we have the American Heritage dinner where the Cowboy will do his final speech presentation–so we’ll have all the grandparents in town.
Do you have big plans for the weekend?