Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Have Become the Crazy Chicken Lady

Unfortunately Chickens do not photograph very well.
I am not to worried about that as you all well know I am not known for my photography skills.
So, without further ado, meet the gals.

These are the Speckled Sussex. They are my favorite. Very sweet and very quiet.

We have a few Rhode Island Reds. A little noisier. A little bossier but, they lay beautiful large brown eggs like clockwork.

This little lady I got just for her looks. She is a Crested Polish. She is not the brightest tool in the shed but she has the niftiest little hairdo.

Here is a small sampling of the shades we are getting.
The cute little one was the First egg of one of the speckled's. Isn't it cute!

It sure has been fun. The kids LOVE hunting for eggs and chasing them around.
We just let these ladies free range in our yard all day. They have always laid there eggs in the little boxes we have made for them! The other amazing thing is that every evening as dusk begins to settle they scurry on into their coop and bed down for the night all by themselves. Pretty Nifty.
What an adventure.

Monday, July 18, 2011

What We've Been Up To

We have a Holly "tree" not a bush, a tree.
The other day the whole family gave it a haircut.

We took a look around and found an awful lot of lumber and screws and thought, "Hey, let's build a treehouse"!
So, we started. It has been a great deal of fun. Every evening after Daddy gets home from work we head out and do a little more.
I will try and someday post the finished product.

I know it's blurry. This was Gideon just after we got one of the beams in place.

We also celebrated the 11th birthday of our firstborn. ELEVEN!!!!!
Yes, he will be starting Jr. High in the Fall.
Not sure when that happened.

Happy Birthday Eli Edwin!

Now, off to finish packing for Kvale Reunion.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Good Feeling

So, the garden has been doing a little better. I was able to pick enough to make my 4th of July salad. It sure is nice to pass up most of the veggie aisle in the grocery store.

We had a nice relaxing afternoon @ Uncle Tom and Aunt Marilynn's.

We had cupcakes

And dips in the pool

Learned to throw multiple frisbees

We got soda mustaches

And did I mention that we ate cupcakes?

And we slept all the way home!

Happy Independence Day!