Growing Up Agrarian

We are four Christian, homechurched, homeschooled, homesteading, agrarian children growing up in Central Texas on a Ranch. We are Tracy,(15) Jennifer,(10) Robert,(9) and Sarah(5) Bunker. We also have one more brother, Thomas Shepard Bunker, who is in the courts of glory. We like to read books, raise animals, and play on the land. Tracy will be writing about the stuff we do. We hope you enjoy our Adventures!


The trash bag of tomorrow.....


We are doing well. Today we picked 8 quarts of green beans out of our garden. And we picked 5 quarts of tomatoes. Jennifer and tracy canned all of the green beans plus two quarts we had in the freezer. It was fun, but it was a all-day task since this is only the third time we have done it. We now know just how long it takes to pick and snap 8 quarts of green beans. Lord willing, we can provide a picture next blog.

Robert is in Columbus, Ohio. He went to the zoo there and should be in New York by Wenesday. He was excited and said he go to see a kangaroo. We are missing him and can not wait until he gets home.

Tracy went to Mr. Kimball's blog and read about the invention of the granola bar. Good thinking, Mr. Kimball, we love granola bars! Our dad told us a story of how he invented the orange juice carafe at Dennys and he wrote about it on his blog. Tracy invented something, but it is not half as useful or yummy. The Glad Company should start selling trash bags in small, narrow boxes that just fit in the bottom of you trash can. They can sell them in different sizes of boxes for different trash cans. The janitorial society will love them. And they will not hold as many trash bags, so the company can sell more of them. It might just work.

Tomorrow is the Sustaire baby due date! Have a nice day everybody.

Bunker Children


Anonymous Debbie said...

How wonderful to read about Jennifer and Tracy canning green beans! It can take a lot of time from “start to finish”, or should I say from “picking to preserving”, but what a blessing it is to see all those fresh veggies lined up waiting to be ate in the future. This is such a practical and useful skill you are both learning at a young age; something I just began to learn how to do last year for the first time. May you continue to have fun through the process!

Interesting invention for having a box of trash bags that fit at the bottom of the trash can. I have been using a “modified” approach to this, by placing a new folded trash bag in the bottom of the trash can before inserting the trash bag over the can. That way, when the bag is full and is removed, there is a bag conveniently ready to take its place. Tracy’s invention would be so much more of a time saver. For some reason, I am now craving a glass of orange juice with a granola bar! :-)

I am looking forward to hearing news of the Sustaire’s baby arrival!

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