It’s been a crazy week here. It started out really nice, on Sunday the weather was very cool and windy but at least it wasn’t raining! We harvested some of the pumpkins that were ready, dd7 was so happy. She planted and grew them herself. So we started to cook them down.
The kids had fun scooping out the seeds and “gloop” and getting it ready to roast. Then they rinsed the seeds and set them aside to bake later. Yummy!
This year when we planted our watermelon, we had a real surprise! The seed grower must have had a cross pollination happen because we ended up with some weird mix of watermelon and gourds! Many of them were striped on the bottom like a watermelon. Interesting! When we cut them open the kids thought they smelled like a watermelon to. No we didn't eat them, since I don’t know what they were crossed with.
Then hubby and I planted our garlic. We bought garlic from a local farm stand, so it should grow well in our area. It was enough to plant just over half a row in our garden. I would like to get some more before it gets to cold.
But on Monday some of the kids started to show signs of a cold, by Wens. afternoon we were all flat out sick. So not a lot has happened around here since then! The living room has looked like a sleep over party all day as we’ve been curled up watching videos. To sick to really do much at all. Most of what we watched was on T.V. or something we already owned, but when the kids are sick I’m grateful that I can rent something “new” with our cable company with out having to go out. We enjoyed watching the Disney documentary Bears we watched this a few times! It’s super cute and the kids learned a lot about the life cycle of bears and other animals they encountered in the show. We watched Pocahontas 2, ok not really educational at all but they loved it. The last one I rented was Secretariat, it was a good movie about one of the best race horses ever. My second oldest dd is horse crazy like her momma. I was surprised but all the kids enjoyed watching this one.
Some of the kids are starting to feel a little better, some are still knocked out and I’m some where in the middle. LOL I feel better then I did yesterday, but I think that’s because hubby was home and I was able to get a lot of sleep. Hopefully we’ll have this bug kicked soon!