The Boytim Bunch

The Boytim Bunch

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Annual pumpkin carving

everyone is cleaning out their pumpkins

Dad-Dad helps the smaller ones :)

after the cleaning, Dad-Dad carves a face in each pumpkin, mommy toast pumpkin seeds and usually cooks down the pumpkin insides, sometimes even makes pumpkin pie out of the insides... not this year though....

not a yearly tradition, but after pumpkin carving this year, we went out and hung some sheet rock - hopefully we will not have any to hang next year!

then we lite our pumpkins and let them glow for a bit - in order from l-r - Jack's, Bella's, Card's and Katie's (which she did all by herself this year)

Thanks Dad-Dad for the fun time and thanks Mom-Mom for finding such a great deal on the pumpkins!!

When you are down and out

you let your 2 year old do your homework....
and play peek-a-boo with him

totally messing your covers up - but the 11 year old is happy to fix them for you again :)

spend some time the kids - after all, you are all locked in the house with rain, rain, rain anyway

and your kids eat all your eat and drink all your drink

Happenings around here

Card lost his first tooth - on accident...he ate the concrete a little too hard a few days ago...
My raised bed - lasagna garden style this year. Will is running the sawmill and these boards are made from trees from our farm, run through our sawmill, and assembled in our barn...we did not, however, make wooden lug nuts..yet.....

one of my lovely squash plants

Jaybird - all dressed up with somewhere to go - of course, right after these pictures he turned his head and spit up right in his cute little hat - so he went out, minus cute little hat.

being Jaybird - the boy already has such personality. He loves to laugh and make others laugh.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Red Pepper Curry Soup

Folks have been asking for some recipes... here is one of our favorite raw soup recipes:
(adapted from the Raw 50)

2 red bell peppers
1 apple
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup pine nuts
1/3 red onion
3 tbls yellow curry (we prefer a sweet curry)
1 tbls salt
2 cups (more or less) water
2-3 tbls coconut oil (or to taste)

Put everything except water in Vita-mix (if using a regular blender, I would core apple and bell peppers). Add small amounts of water until it is your desired consistency. You can blend until warm in the Vita-mix (but make sure it does not boil!). If you like, you can set aside some finely sliced apple, pepper and avocado to add after blending.

The kids LOVE this, especially Jack who seems to have a taste for curry!

Just as the Barnes about this here soup.....

The Other Birthday Boy.....

I forgot to post Jack's b-day "party" - just his mama, daddy, brothers and sisters - all having a blast eating his favorite meal of hot dogs and ketchup and then a cake with blueberries- his absolute favorite fruit of all time!

Yep son, there really is meat on that bun!

He was delighted with the cake and really LOVED the decorations - we went all out!

He loves getting new trucks!

and he drove them all over his cake - he did not even want to eat it, just to drive on it! We did eventually cut it and eat it with fresh, homemade, real ice cream made just minutes before with cream ,maple syrup, vanilla, and arrowroot.

Had to throw one in of Jack's all time favorite baby brother. All ready to go hunting with Papa!

Lookey Lookey who is 3 months old!!

Our Little Jay Bird is 3 months old!!

Swimming with the fishes....

We are ready to learn Ms. Darcy

Blowing bubbles
more bubbles