Monday, March 28, 2016

Fun at the Ranch

This was a few weeks ago. We went even further into the middle of nowhere ;) and the kids & I went exploring. Isaac stayed with Aaron, Anna went off with Sadie, and Jacob, Grace, & I explored an old cemetery which really seems to be in the middle of nowhere.

It was pretty windy, but once we got down off the top of the hill, it wasn't too bad.

 Whoopsie! Almost lost her balance!

 It was fascinating to read the dates on the tombstones. It was also a good lesson in history--seeing how many children and babies there were and correlating them with known epidemics, and also just talking about how in the 1800s the knowledge and medical equipment just wasn't what it is now to prevent a lot of those types of deaths. 

The earliest death we found was on this tombstone. It was of a mother and baby girl, died in 1850, only a few months apart.

 Back at the ranch, Grace & Adilynn had a lot of fun (contrary to their faces here!) riding in Adilynn's new wagon!

 Isaac helping the men with the wood! He thought he was pretty big stuff!!

It was a WINDY weekend, but the kids didn't seem to mind too much being out in it! Always fun at Nate & Joy's!

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