Tuesday, November 25, 2008

today we had gym. the other class was having a P.E. party and our teacher couldn't handle 52 kids at once. we got to watch a movie instead. at recess i played chess. when the bell rang i had the most points and won! it was the last day of the book fair. the book fair is a book store that sets up in the 5th grade dormitory. it stays for one week than packs up and leaves. 

Monday, November 17, 2008

well its 38 days till Christmas, 19 days till i sell Christmas trees and 11 days till we pull out the Christmas decorations. the presents are wrapped and the decorations are still in the attic.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dear reader. Right now a lamb that we had raised by hand is sick and about to be put down. His name was Herby. In this moment of sorrow, i would like to say something. The path we walk is the path of life. When we come to a fork we hope to make the right choice. When we get to the end we die. That end is our destiny. sometimes our path ends abruptly, like Herbys. But other times, we can see it coming from far away.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good news! The fort survived the night. We finished the frame and have started on the layer of fern. If the rain holds up we can finish the roof tomorrow! Op! Wait a sec. Darn! It just started to rain. Oh well. We'll just have to finish the roof and let it dry out.
We had fascicle fitness testing to day. After that we played alien tag. I only got hit with a meteor once!

PS. my sheep look very happy.

    Its a beautiful rainy day. There is a thin coat of mist on the filed. also, the smell of fresh, wet pine needles and soft, decomposing leafs is absolutely delightful. 
    The chickens are squawking, the dog is begging, my cat is in my dresser (again) and i am writing this, kept company by a pencil holder that looks like Dilberts head.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    today the first thing i would like to do is answer a question that was left for me. no. you can not eat the mushrooms that are red with white spots. as a matter of fact they are extremely poisonous. 
    Today at school it was poring. one of my Friends and i are half way threw the frame of a rain shelter. Unfortunately every time we get it so that it is rain proof someone destroys it. Today? So far so good but, we didn't get time to put up the mane support beams so it may not survive the night.
                  PS. my cat spent the day on my dresser.                                              


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    Today my mom and i went for a walk that turned into a mushroom hunt.We got Lucky and found one that was edible. Unfortunately it was past its prime. We also found one of those one of those red ones with white spots. 
    We FINALLY got some food grade paint for our appal pres. We won the press off the Rotary club. it was ten dollars a ticket (ouch!)but we got lucky.

Hi, my name is Lotus.  My real name is Dylan but I like Lotus better.  I am 10 years old and I live on a farm on Vashon.  For those of you who don't know, it is a small island in Puget Sound and just SW of Seattle, Washington.  I live on a 5 acre farm.  We have a ton of sheep and chickens (we also have some chicks but they haven't started laying yet), a dog and 2 cats.  As you can see, we love animals.