Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkins, Dr. Who, the Little Mermaid and Big Foot!

This year, we discovered pumpkin templates...they were a bit more work than we're used to but we got some great pumpkins out of them.  This is Stella's "kitty bat".

Sam went for the free style design.  It looks like the mouth but no, my friend, that is a moustache.  The mouth is making an "o" underneath.

Back to the templates with Amie's "two spooks"

I free styled this design but it was inspired by a template of an alien.

And finally, Josh's "Hunger Games" logo...pretty sweet.

Happy Halloween from Dr. Who, The Little Mermaid and Big Foot!

Here's my song again about Amie's favorite holiday...enjoy!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sci Fi Country - a new song by Chris

For the past few weeks over at the Fire Bowl, we've been exploring stories and lessons learned from crossing cultures and this is our last entry on the subject.  You can enjoy this original song by me right here by clicking on the player.  If you would like to download the song, listen to more music or subscribe to future Fire Bowl and Whitler audio, just GLONK HERE.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Fall Mini-Harvest!

A cool thing about living in California is that we get 4 harvests in a kinds of produce every season.  This year, we decided to try a Fall time garden so we're growing lettuce, radishes, broccoli (which I've heard is impossible), onions and carrots (that take a really long time).

Our pastor spoke this past Sunday on seeds.  "Seeds are like the unseen life of God."  They sprout and grow to provide nutrition, beauty, fresh air.  Some even grow to cast refreshing shade and provide a place of refuge for birds and other creatures.  It's a mystery as to how the soil and water activate that seed and tell it to sprout but it does and it is good.

We had to thin out the lettuce a bit as we had gotten a little seed happy when we sowed them.  But that didn't stop us from having a  mini early harvest salad with the baby greens...