Sunday, April 9, 2017

First Fishing Trip of 2017

Yup, we're still here!  I know it's likely that no one will read this, but our family is still here and well.  We walked out to our pond for our first try at fishing this year and I got some great pictures that I wanted to share with anyone that might still visit this blog.  We now have six children.  Did I ever even post that we had a sixth child?!?  Anyhow, Samuel is 12, Sarah is 10, Andrew is 8, David is 5, Anna is 3, and Abigail is 1.

It was a windy day for a fishing trip, but the children didn't care.  We started off with a quick and simple picnic lunch.  We had to keep holding our plates down because the wind would gust and try to blow our plates away!

Then a couple boys kept an eye on some tadpoles while the rest of us finished eating.

I love this picture.  Andrew looks like a peaceful country boy.

Andrew and David can act like the best of friends sometimes and bicker like they're the worst enemies at other times.  They enjoyed fishing together today though.

You can see the house in the distance, so it's not too far of a walk to get to our pond.

Samuel caught one fish.

Andrew was the winning fisherman.  He caught three fish today.

Today's little fishing trip got us to thinking about another project we'd like to tackle on our homestead.  It would be so nice to have a big picnic table (or two tables) under a covered pavilion like they have at parks.  We'd also like to put in one of those charcoal grills like parks have as well.  We'd love to have other families over to fish with us and a shady place to sit would be nice.  It would be extra handy to have a place for a playpen to sit in the shade in case another baby were to come along too!  The project list never ends!