Monday, February 21, 2011

Snow, Cute boys, and Chickens

This fence happens to be the beginning of my new rose garden, a valentine's gift from my hubby! The deer always eat my roses to the ground and they die (no fences or dogs), so Nate decided to fence a spot behind the herb garden for me to plant roses:)
We got three or four inches of snow(big deal around here:) and it broke several of our plum trees :( They were kind of sad anyway, needing pruning and all.

In the veggie garden...

Busy boy

Raccoons (maybe our chicken killers)


PeriwinkleHe kept gleefully throwing himself down in the snow:) (this is day two of the snow-it had partially melted, but there was still just enough to play in)

Joshua's hen--he is very proud of the eggs she lays:)

"We are NOT going in the snow--now, will you please get out of the way so we can dash back inside?"
Cute couple

Our boss rooster "Gimpy", a bantam cochin. He came to us free last summer along with a couple of hens and four chicks. He looks like sometime his leg was broken and it healed wrong, so he limps quite badly. Fortunately for him our big roo is a big "chicken" and doesn't challenge him.
Snow boy:)
Sweet smile

We wandered farther and farther up the hill looking for more animal tracks (found a few coons and some deer) and Papa came looking for us :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Down By The River

We enjoyed a wonderful family outing in the sunshine the other day...

Note the very convenient bit of driftwood stuck in the sand by the river's edge

Skipping stone

Shadows on stones
A bit of new green
A fun hiding spot

Very tall queen anne's lace

The sun sparkling on water has to be one of the best sights in the world. I love water, I'm so grateful we live next to a river, and countless streams, and only two hours from the ocean!!

See that patch of red clay up on the bluff there? That's the back side of our place :) Joshua goes, "What! I had no idea it was so high! No wonder you don't want me getting close to the edge." Hmm. Hopefully he'll remember that next time we're up there, Lol!
I have pictures of the bridge from up there. I don't remember if I've posted them here
Sun over the bridge...
Then it was off to get our van from the shop and spend the last half hour or so of sunlight at the park. Then Nate went to drill and the boys and I went home for an mellow evening:)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Brannon's Side of The Story :)

He did a lot of listening to little brother...

And a little story-telling of his own... :)