We took a drive into Holland, Michigan on Saturday for the tulip festival. It was our first time going up there – the kids and my first time in Michigan overall, another state I can check off my list! – so we didn’t know quite what to expect. The first big part of the trip was that the baby managed a 4-hour car ride without having a major meltdown. Yay! I was worried we would get halfway there and decide to turn around because the baby wasn’t digging the long hours in his carseat, but he was a trooper, even getting in a decent nap before we got there.
The Dutch village was quite a bit more expensive to get into than we were expecting so we wandered around Holland, looking at tulips (they were everywhere). We walked through the craft fair portion of the festival until the husband and I got tired of the kids asking to buy everything they saw, then we jumped in the car and drove to a park on the shore of Lake Michigan. None of the kids had ever seen one of the Great Lakes before, so we braved the chilly wind and walked along the beach until the baby got fussy. The trip wasn’t exactly what we thought it would be, but it was still a lot of fun.
On the Homestead
We added 6 animals to our homestead on Monday – turkeys! Turkey poults are adorable! Last year we raised a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner and it was an all-around fantastic experience, so we decided to repeat it this year, but with more turkeys. Our chicken coop is full, so we need to build another coop for the turkeys, but we have several weeks to do so. Turkeys are very personable and fun to be around, and it’s nice to have more of them.
I have to admit that not a whole lot happened on the homeschooling front this week. My boys are working on writing research papers. My daughter’s new writing curriculum came in at the start of the week – we’re going to try Writers in Residence by Apologia – but my week was so busy that I haven’t even gotten it out of the box!
We need some roosters to help protect our layers, so on Tuesday I ordered more chicks from a hatchery. They’ll be delivered next week. Wednesday was my husband’s last day of school, but he didn’t sign up for the graduation ceremony so it felt a little anti-climactic. I finished reading
Thirteen Reasons Why this week to figure out what all the controversy is about, and wow was that book terrible! This is my review on Goodreads. Tonight we’re going to a friend’s house for pizza and games.
That’s it for my week. How was your week?