With the change in seasons a change in our lives has come too. Its deer season, and 2 of the children have jobs at the skinning shack for the season, and that means the others are spending a good bit of time at the skinning shack with them. They are just close like that. Kelsey even tried her hand at deer skinning with a little instruction from my oldest son Chris.
Let me explain a little about my family of 11.. I personally only gave birth to 4 of these folks. There is truth in the saying they don't leave home, they just bring home more. This is the case with all 3 of my adult aged children, and I am sure at some point will become the case with my youngest as well, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
First we have Traci, Hannah, Chris, and Ryan, those are my 4 children that have been with me since birth. Then we have Clarissa and Paisley my oldest daughters 2 children who have also been with me pretty much since birth.
Ok, and now here is where it gets a little complicated. Chris moved in his two friends Alex, and Michael, Michael is now Traci's boyfriend, but no they do not sleep in the same bed, they are very respectful to us, and last but not least we have Kelsey, the tom boy, she can hold her own with the boys at anythingthey do, she has been on the fire department with them, she don't mind skinning deers, and wading rivers, she moved in with Hannah right after they graduated and is a wonderful addition.
So all of those, plus the grouch and myself makes for 11 folks under one roof.
Those people who say teens are worthless, and they are leeches, and what ever other grumpy old folk thing people say about the younger generation, they have never met these kids. Every one of them with exception to the three year old and the 5 month old, and their mama who has a full time job raising them, have jobs, go to work without protest and a couple of them even have 2 jobs, My Hannah has a job and starts college in a week. These are good people that will make this world a better place some day, when they are done sewing a few wild oats.
Due to the deer skinning picture above I won't post recipes and food pictures on this post. I wish I had more pictures of all of them, or at least one picture of them all together to share but I don't. Ill have to work on that, and soon, because one of them leaves soon to move to Montana.
And now you know the family... #lifeontheplantation