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!

9.24.2007

Acorns, gardens, and tricycles for Sarah......

Hello,

We have been doing garden\yard work lately. The garden is sprouting and we watered it and took out the weeds yesterday. And Mom pulled out all of her dead wildflowers around Thomas' memorial plum tree so the new , green sprouts can see the sun.

We have also been picking up lots of acorns around the big oak tree. There are hundreds of them and our plan is to dry and store 3 trashcans full of them for winter pig food. We are trying to pick 1 bucket a day.

Sarah got a new, red Radio Flier tricycle from Mr. and Mrs. McCauley ( Mrs. Sifford's parents). We also got a volleyball, badminton, and baseball sets. We are having a blast with them between chore-times.

Jethro died two weeks ago. After we wrote that blog about how great he was doing. He just started having convulsions Monday night before the meeting and after the meeting he was dead. We buried him in the "pet cemetery" beside Cocoa. We make little markers with cut fence slats. And we paint the names of the pets on them.

We are milking Holga in the mornings now. We get an average of 1 quart in one milking. We don't get much cream, because the milk is very lean, like longhorn meat.

Well, the first Ranchfest guests are getting here tomorrow. Dad is going to pick up the Billman family in San Antonio tomorrow.

Until next time,
The Bunker Children


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