Tuesday, August 16, 2011

State Fair

Well, hellllllooooo! I know it's been months since I've posted, but family's first and with my family I have been. We've been busy, busy, homeschooling, knitting, crocheting, spinning and sewing. Taking care of our bunnies and preparing to add a breeding trio of German angoras very soon. Very excited about that! We'll be working on getting our rabbitry's website up and going...Spring Valley Angoras. We'll be selling fiber, breeding bunnies for sale, and eventually sell spinning supplies.

We recently went to our state fair and had a wonderful time together. Weather was a bit hot, but not blistering; and we went on a weekday, so the crowds were not overwhelming. Thought I'd share a couple of photos! That's Joshua milking the fake cow...hand sanitizer was ready at hand.

Really, really enjoyed watching some friends of ours do a 4H competition for their cows. All three of their daughters won two first places, one second place and their oldest won grand champion. They must have been so proud of their daughters! Incredible judge who spent so much time with each child competing, giving them tips and pointers. At the end, he shared his advice on the seven most important things to teach a child:
-yes, Sir
-no, Sir
-yes, Maam
-no, Maam
-thank you
-excuse me

Such wise and simple advice. One thing I would change to put in the first place, though. The most important thing to teach a child is to love the Lord Jesus with all your heart, all your mind and all your strength.

May the Lord bless your day abundantly!