Saturday was a beautiful day with glorious weather! Just perfect with temperatures in the 70’s and plenty of sunshine. Easter Sunday was a little overcast, but not too bad for being outdoors. Eldest daughter’s childhood best friend and her three boys joined us for a day of fun. She lives in Texas now so it’s a treat when she comes to visit!
Grandson “J” loves to visit cousin “E” at the farm. He loves the riding lawnmower, the little ATV’s, and most of all--- the “BIG AWESOME ORANGE TRACTOR!!! Uncle J.P. took him for a ride.
The St. Bernard is STILL growing!!! He has an enormous appetite and will eat or chew up most anything! He is almost as big as that pony!
Ummm--Does this remind you of Jack and Rose on the Titanic?
There have been new arrivals at the farm recently!
Sweet chicks! Some are under a light in the laundry room.
A new hen house! It has wheels so it can be pulled around to different areas.
Hope this chicken venture works so we will have plenty of fresh eggs!
Somebody seems interested in the new arrivals!
Scotch is the labradoodle who was dumped at the farm last summer when he was a puppy. He is a real clown! He is the one who carries off everything he can find—still a BIG puppy! If you are working in the garden and put your digging trowel down for just a minute—he will make off with it!
New bunnies at the farm too! Eldest daughter started raising French Lop rabbits when she was 14 yrs. old and we lived in town. She showed them at the State Fair and it was a fun hobby. Her new lop just gave birth to 11 babies last week and they are all thriving. Don’t worry they will look LOTS better in a week or so! They’ll even be furry and CUTE!
We spent some time indoors—I cooked –ALL DAY LONG Sunday after church for a big Easter dinner of lamb roast, ham, a fruit salad with pastel marshmallows, a coconut cake and a strawberry-lemon trifle. “C” came over and enjoyed dinner with us. Sorry, no photos of the dinner—I was too exhausted to even think of it!
Oh, yes –I must not forget our Easter dinner entertainment—the shrieks of KIWI the lilac crested Amazon parrot whose piercing shrieks got her banished to the bathtub! No, there was no water in it! We figured out that Kiwi has trained granddaughter “J” (who is her VERY favorite person in the world) to feed her the delicious pistachio nuts she loves—by SHRIEKING until you cannot bear it!
So back to the grind today and I’m retiring early so I can recover from all that cooking! Have a great week!