Beth

Last month, a lady down the street from us, Mrs. Nancy Lee, began giving us knitting lessons.  She has started teaching us all sorts of handicrafts, and plans on eventually teaching us how to weave (she has three looms and a spinning wheel…I can’t wait

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On September 12th we conducted a photoshoot of all us Read girls for The Girlhood Home Companion.  Here are some funny outtakes: Now for some nice ones… Yesterday I finally got started on my portrait of Beth and Jenny.  I’m enjoying using my new brushes and

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First of all, let me apologize for some link errors – first I misspelled “hear” (though “here ye” may very well make sense in some context). Secondly, I noticed that I messed up one of the links on my About page. The correct link is

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Spring is probably the busiest time of year for us.  There is always so much outside work to do.  It’s already been nearly three years since we moved here and thus there is all the more going on. Dad, Rachel and I went to a

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Yesterday we had a photo shoot for The Girlhood Home Companion article on soap making.  We began making another batch of soap in the morning, and Mom got behind the camera and tripod to photograph Abigail and me performing the melting step.  During one of

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Time ticks away. My time has been occupied with chiseling a substantially intriguing script treatment out of my wordy inventions {it is now completed. A little Dominique coop redux here and there. Planning paintings to grace the walls of the guest house in construction on

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Well now, we have had somewhat of a musical summer.  One day I managed to film 2-year-old Bethy Linda playing a ditty on the piano by ear.        I’ve enjoyed researching a wide variety of musical pieces on www.musicnotes.com.  The free Music Notes Player is

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The chicks were let out for the first time at two weeks of age (we had to wait for the weather conditions to be right).  Below are photos and videos of their first two outings.  We have also begun construction on the new chicken coop. 

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What better way to spend a dreary, cloudy day in early January than to reminisce all day long? I have no intention of wasting time, necessarily, but rather passing the depressing time of recovering from festivities and colds… {Oh, never mind…} Now that I am

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Once again we have experienced the breaking of the fellowship.  The Thanksgiving Visit – The Grand Highlight of the year – has been ended.  All the times past of counting down days and preparing the house and the feast with the most satisfying of anticipations

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