Life continued as normal while I waited for a reply from Sister Katherine. Although I started paying much more attention to what the children did with their time.
Barite was progressing with his experimentation with potions, well, I say progressing:I think I’m going to have to keep a closer eye on him, I would be devastated if he accidentally caught himself on fire and burnt to death.
I think that the older twins had an inkling that something was amiss, they both asked Dad if they could help with the garden. Needless to say he was thrilled, his back was getting stiff as he got older and although he would never admit it, I know he was struggling to provide enough food for us all.