Nathaniel took off a few days, and we went to my parents' cabin for fall break. We had a great time.
Lydia won the bravery award. She stuck her little hand into a crawdad hole and pulled out this one.
You can see that it has eggs, too. Lydia had never held a crawdad before. She won the award for catching the most things: crawdad, several toads, and a small box turtle. Nathaniel was the only one who actually caught a fish, a nice bass.
Now we're back home, where I was relieved to see that the chickens were safe and sound. And the first batch of garlic I planted is sprouting:
I planted 24 cloves a couple of weeks ago, then Malachi helped me plant an additional 16 cloves just last week. The first planting is sprouting, so I am quite happy. Forty garlic plants should be ready for harvest next July.