Wednesday, Thursday & Friday we had friends, parents, grandparents & 12 kids, not counting our own, come to our place for 3 days of kid time. The theme was "God doesn't do normal" stories from 2nd Kings.
We acted out a bible story each morning on a different part of our property. Then we had a creation segment where we showed one of our animals & talked about how God created each one special & unique with it's amazing attributes that only God could have done. Did you know that a strand of sheep's wool is stronger than a piece of steel of the same size? Did you know a chicken egg has 10,000 holes in it so the chick can breathe? And when the chick is 19 days old it pecks the air sack with a special tooth on it's beak so it can breath for 9 more hours. That lets it know that it's time to get out. How can a horse's skinny legs hold up 1,250 lbs? It's hooves are made of tiny hair-like tubules arranged in a feather-like pattern so it relieves the pressure of the hoof from 100lbs/sq. inch to 4 oz/sq. inch. Amazing!
Next Chelsa showed them how God made animals, plants & herbs for our nutrition & healing. She demonstrated goat milking & then made strawberry smoothies out of the goat's milk. She showed how to make medicine from her herb garden and how to grind whole wheat & make pizza dough that we all enjoyed for lunch. The older kids had an "Amazing Race" Friday where they explored our property looking for clues & completing tasks as a team.
When everyone had left Friday, Steele asked, "We don't have to wait until next year to have another one, do we?"