On Thursday, October 23rd, Angela, Kate & I took some of the older kids to the see the Baton Rouge Symphony perform a concert at Christian Life. They described different eras of music and arts and played certain pieces based on that era. They also introduced the instruments as they were added to each time period. Each instrument played a little selection so the students could hear what they sounded like. At the end, they paid a tribute to George Rodrigue, the painter of Blue Dog, and played “The Saints Go Marching In.”
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Back in August, we had a Moms Back to School Dinner for the Bayou Cajun Homeschooler moms at City Cafe. It was a great evening of food, fellowship, fun, and fantastic door prizes. City Cafe did a wonderful job hosting us that evening. The service and food was excellent. I highly recommend them for any group event.
Thank you to all of the businesses/moms with small businesses for donating gifts for our door prizes!!!
David Cordell Insurance Co., The Painted Pretties , Charleston Candles and More, Avon ~ Elisa Bankston, Andi Lynn’s Elderberries, Flowers by Tara, Fleur de Bling, Vielka’s Jewelry Box, Usborne Books ~ Chastity Authement, Pampered Chef ~ Shanna Raef, Walmart Gonzales, and a gift card to Jolie Vous Salon from NXT Media.
Also, thank you to Alexander’s Highland Market for donating the cake for dessert along with Angela Slayton (one of our moms) who made all the (Trim Healthy Mamas) mini cheesecakes.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
On Friday, June 6th we visited Greenwood Gator Farm. We saw real live alligators up close and personal at this full time working alligator farm. We saw gators of all sizes, from new hatchlings to full grown monsters! Greenwood Gator Farm houses and hatches 5,000 - 10,000 alligators each year. We took a guided tour of how Louisiana alligators are born and raised and learned about the centuries old art of alligator hunting from real life hunters. We found out how they go from an egg to boots and purses and sauce piquantes!
Besides a full, inside, a/c tour, Greenwood Gator Farms offers a large covered pavilion area for picnicking along with a turtle pond, a fish pond, a turtle in which the you can feed, a petting area, and a play area for the kiddos.
Getting ready for our tour!
We started our tour in the hatchery where we learned about how they raise the gator eggs along with how gators out in the wild build there nest and return to the same one each year. Gator hunters will mark the nest with a flag ( as seen below) to mark the gator nest.
Next, we went into the processing area which demonstrates the process. They will bring the gators into a large cooler to which they must process within a 24 hour time. Then, they will skin the gator. The skinners will get bonus money based on how well they skin the gator. They can also lose their job if they have too many incorrect cuts in the skin because they are not able to sell those skins. Also, this is where they will process and salt the gator meat.
In the gator den, we got to see various size gators. Then, we had the opportunity to hold and kiss some gators:)
Random pics from the outdoors of the farm:
(Mr. Tim buys alligator from Liz on the History Channel show "Swamp People".)