Beautiful Day….

The weather this afternoon was beautiful!  We worked in the garden and played outside.  Rich got the irrigation system started for the spring/summer and the kids (and dogs) had a great time playing in the water!!!

Here is a little video of the kids and dog!  Check it out on youtube!

Friday afternoon…

Meet Merlina!

She is our 6th chicks (the one that was not named yet)…  Sam really wanted to let his penpal name her.  She pick the name Merlina from her favorute story “Merlina and the magic spell”.  How cute!!!  The name fits her well…  So here she is!  A beautiful 3 weeks old Americana hen.  They are grew lots of feathers in the past 3 weeks!  It’s amazing how fast they grow!!!!  We should have eggs from them by the mid to end of July…  Can’t wait.

Here are Lavender (Left) and Oreo (Right)

… and Rosie (to the left) the other Americana…

Smore and Miss fluffy pants and in the back (Left)

The chicks are not the only things growing quickly around here…  we  have a bunch of seedlings that popped up this week too!!!  Can’t wait to start getting fresh organic veggies and fruits!!!

We had an old pallet laying in the backyard so we build a small herb box with it.  We put it right on the back deck for easy access when we cook.  We will have more in the garden too…

Vincent is showing off his “good look”.  This boy cracks me up!  How cute is he with his long hair!  I don’t have the hart to cut it yet!!!  We might have too when the temperature start reaching the 100s (he might get quite hot with that head of hair)!

The kids new “thing” is to dig for worms!  They will spend hours in the backyard digging for them…  it’s a good thing we have 3 acres ;).  I have holes all over the place!!!

Once they get a bunch of worms, they bring them to the chickens who have been “screaming” at them the whole time they are digging (they know what’s coming!!!)

Most of the creatures/insects the kids find in the woods are harmless except for… well… this one!  I am not a big fan of spiders to start with but this one makes me cringe!  Of course Vincent was the one finding it and was very excited about finding a “bug”!  So I decided to catch it and teach the kids about “bad bugs”!  After that, Vincent kept pointing at it saying “You BAD bug!  Mean Bug”.  I think he got it 😉  I ended up killing it (sorry for the bug lover… but I love my kids much more!!!)

One of the good “creature” of the backyard is Vincent’s best buddy Diesel!  They love each other 🙂

This was our Friday afternoon.  We had a great time!  Hope everyone has a good weekend!

The chicks are here!

The post office called this morning at 6 to let us know that our chicks were here!  So I pick them up and brought them home.  The kids were so excited!  First thing Vincent said when I walked through the door box in hand was “I can hear them, I can hear them!!!”  he was just so cute.  I did not take any pictures of Vincent with the chicks, because I had to keep a close eye on him so he would not squish them!  So here they are…  we got 4 different kinds and they are named: Oreo, Smores (Sam), Rosie, Miss fluffy pants (Penny), and Lavender (me).  There is one more that need to be named but Sam wanted his pen pal to pick it…  so the name is to be determined!!!

Snow day…

So wonderful and magical for our little munchkins to wake up this morning to a beautiful white blanket of snow covering the yard!  The snow was not going to stick around for very long so before we even ate breakfast, we were outside playing!  I am glad we did because this afternoon, there is no trace of this winter wonderland!   Everything is melted and dry by now….

Vincent was not too sure about the snow at first….  but he warmed up to it pretty quickly.

The pups were also having an amazing time!

But the chicken were not to please with it!

Sam and Penny tied to do some snow angels without much success!

All 3 crazy munchkins in one photo!  This does not happen very often!  Vincent usually doesn’t sit still long enough!

This was fun!  Now I am ready for spring!!!

What happened???

Oh Spring…  I was so ready for you!!!  What happened????  Hope my little chicks don’t freeze in the mail and my poor little seedlings in the green house! Haha!  It will be all melted in no time!

On another hand, the air is so crisp and fresh and the kids will be so excited to see this in the morning!!!

Good night everyone!