Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chicks: Now with feathers and names

Our little fluffy chicks are huge! They have real feathers on their wings and this week a few of them have been named. I thought that we would continue to call them by their breed names rather than pet names; however, over the weekend I was informed that the Red Star is now named Comrade. The […]

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Great grandparents and Great-Grandparents

Great grandparents set their grandkids up on a hot day with a sprinkler. Great grandparents let their grandkids get covered in mud by jumping into a big hole in the yard (future pond or waterfeature). Great-Grandparents (specifically Great-Grandpa’s) respond to their Great-grandson’s admonishment of his smoking by saying that “your Grandpa used to smoke. He […]

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Our chicks – now with less fluff

Week three with chickens is going well. Jrh tells me that they are eating a lot more and their increase in size seems to evidence this. They are also starting to look more like chickens instead of chicks. They have real feathers and the beginning of combs and they are roosting and flying like champs […]

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Checking things off our summer activity list

Summertime offers parents and kids lots of opportunities to do things that don’t fit into the regular routine of the school year.  At the beginning of the summer the three months before you seem ripe with possibility and yet mid July it is easy to see how the time can slip away. This year I […]

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Fourth of July weekend events

As new dog owners we knew we would have to adapt our daily life to accomodate a new part of the family. We didn’t know that our little dog would be such a scaredy cat. She gets better week by week but we still don’t always know how she is going to react in situations. […]

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