May 29, 2012

A Weekend, A Weekend

With the Hyer family here,
we got out for some long weekend fun!

The Ballard Locks . . .

Pike Place and Alki Beach. . .


Kyler chose Daniel Radcliffe
for his school biography project.
On the poster,
he drew a wand and feather
and Harry Potter on a broomstick
to help identify his person.

The Garden

We were a little late in starting this year
because we have so many other house and yard projects
consuming us,
but Eric made time to build our little garden beds. 
It was hard trying to find a spot in our yard
where the garden would get enough sun.
Here's to hoping this spot works out! 

I'm certain our gnomes
will help our garden to flourish though.

May 21, 2012

The Flock

Oreo and Elvis are a few weeks old now.
They've spent a little time outside with the other chickens already
so they can get used to each other.
They almost got pecked a few times by the original four.
But Eric protected them.
These two chicks are much louder than the others were.
Sometimes when I'm in the house I can hear them from their box in the garage.
If they get any louder,
we may be having a chicken fry sooner rather than later. . .

The boys have taken on many of the responsibilities for the chickens now. They open their coop door in the mornings and clean out their coop on the weekends. They also feed the chickens scraps of food.
On nice days, the chickens are allowed to roam the backyard.
But I dislike the fact that no matter how many times I shoo them off,
the chickens make their way to our deck, which means their droppings do, too. Ick.

Lookin' Sharp

My men were
all style
rockin' the bow ties
on Sunday.