Easter on the Compound

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We had a three day weekend on the compound, and spent a lot of that time working.  It’s hard work to keep a place like this going!  We always try to make the most of it though, and throw some fun in there somehow.

The Hubs was a little forlorn as his children were with their Momma this weekend, but they had a great time and that’s what we want.  Happy kids.

On a sad note, our family lost another member on Good Friday, Thomasene “Tommie” Chapman, who chose this day to go home to the Lord. I know LC, her husband, was waiting with open arms as was our Lord.  Addie and I were going to try and make the trip to go to the visitation tonight, but it just isn’t going to be possible.  We will keep her daughters and their families in our prayers, and we wish we were closer and could be there to support them.

Also, over the weekend, a childhood friend of mine had a son involved in a car crash and they are prolonging his life in order to harvest his organs, per his wishes.  He was just a young man, around my Justin’s age and my heart goes out to his family.  Their family has already suffered many trials this year, so please add them to your prayer list, I would really appreciate it.

You can say what you want about Facebook, but since we couldn’t be with all of our family this past weekend, it is such a blessing to be able to keep up with everyone on there.  Even if we don’t always comment, we are happy to see the goings on in their lives. It seems all our families and friends enjoyed their love ones this weekend in one way or another and we are thankful for that.

The Hubs planted beans, corn, and peas this weekend.  He also planted some tobacco, and he will be doing a post about that soon. Our potatoes are growing, and I even have a couple of pumpkin vines growing.  Man, thinking about pumpkins made me think of fall, and I love fall.  Not that I want to hurry up the year or anything, but man I love fall!!  I have big plans for fall this year!  Man, I love fall!  Ok, sorry.  I shall focus now.

John planting peas, corn and beans

John working on the garden. See the pile of limbs back behind John? That is what I was doing while he was working on the garden. Michael was a great helper and we cleaned up around all the trees in this area of the compound.

Garden No. 2. I can't wait to see the beans, corn and peas. Hopefully we will also plant squash and cucumbers.

All seeds love water!

Knucklehead, man do I wish I had his energy!

I went over to Mom and Dad’s and blew the pollen off of their driveway.  Mainly because if Momma aien’t happy, aien’t nobody happy!  Well,you should know that saying rings true with my Mother.  She can’t remember a lot of things, but she could remember that pollen on her driveway and she wasn’t haven’t it, so over I went.

Now, with Kleenex in one hand, and my inhaler in the other, I would like to thank her.  With those necessities in my hand, I’m typing this up with the two finger hunt and peck!  Thanks Mom!!!  I still love you though, and I will endure this for you anytime.

How about that pollen cloud peeps?

So, while I am contaminating my lungs, guess who has the camera??  You guessed it!  Knucklehead!  And when this happens, you get the following pictures (and the one above):

Knucklehead and his self portrait.

Knucklehead, all I can say is, I'm glad your nose was clean son!

Then, I got the camera back and wanted to get a good picture of him.  This is what I got:

Knucklehead was in a silly mood and would not smile for a normal picture.

I tried to go the whole “Your face will stick like that.” route, but he didn’t care.  He was in rare form this weekend.

So we moved on to our next project:

Coloring Easter Eggs

Knucklehead with his Easter Eggs

Knucklehead, I wonder if he could do that without holding his mouth that way?

Knucklehead can never be serious for longer than, oh, about 30 seconds.

Finally, a smile from Knucklehead, but it was only because he wanted to show off his egg.

That behind us, back outside we went.  Michael decided to ride his dirt bike around the yard for bit.  It’s been a while since he has been on it, so he was being extra careful, but I thought he was in super slow mo.

Knucklehead on his dirt bike

There he goes, but Ringo isn't sure what to think about that! Put your feet up Knucklehead!

Going good now Knucklehead! I didn't get any pictures of him with his feet up, but he did start riding with his feet up after I harped at him. Yes, harped. It's my job. I'm his mother, I harp.

I didn’t get a picture of Michael with his Easter basket because in all honesty, he wasn’t that excited about it.  He laid on the couch for an hour before he ever went over there to see what was in it.  So needless to say, next year, he will get a choc Easter bunny and that’s it.  I will write the Easter Bunny and tell him it is time for him to retire.  I think he’ll be sad.

Knucklehead and Ringo hunting eggs. Knucklehead found eggs, and Ringo found his tennis ball. Ringo was the happiest of the two.

Knucklehead and The Hubs. Michael wouldn't even carry the basket, so what does that tell you??

This was the last egg found. Happy Easter Knucklehead.

Well, that pretty much sums up our weekend.  I just realized we didn’t eat Ham for Easter, and I’m disappointed in that.  I always eat Ham on Easter.  We were so busy, I never even thought about it.    I see a ham in my future.  My very near future.

Until next time…

Susie

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