Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy 70th Grandma Bonnie

Grandma Bonnie turned 70 this week and we celebrated it with high tea at Auntie Lexis' house.  

We had taken turns to say what we liked best about Grandma and there was a general consensus that we liked her so much because she always encouraged everyone and got behind everybody in whatever they were doing.  Everyone found it hard to nail down exactly what we liked best about Grandma because her best quality is pushing everybody else ahead of her.  We like her because she makes us feel good about ourselves.  She is a selfless promoter and facilitator of whatever we're doing.  Piano playing, raising chickens, raising kids.... She is never happier than when she is in the background watching everybody thrive.    

Mom - you are a relentless source of love and encouragement.  I can not recall the last time I heard you complain about anything.  I pray I can be as faithful, forgiving, and long-suffering a mother as you have been for Alexis and I.   You really are quite a lady.  You are the gatherer of our family and you keep us knitted together.  I love you so much and am so very thankful for you.  May God bless and keep you, mom.  He is faithful to "present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy."  Jude 1:24

Love from your girls, Kathleena and Alexis

Granda's sweet new bling earnings form her lovely husband!  Diamonds are a girls best friend... 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sugar Shack Breakfast

Working men need their breakfast


After 21 days of waiting... they are here.  So far 11 of the 14 eggs we set hatched, which was about 11 more than I thought we'd get.  There is nothing going on around here now other than chick-watching.

We watched a few of the chicks hatch from pipped egg to wet little dumpling. It takes about an hour for them to really make it out fully and the humidity clouds up the windows so it's hard ot capture with the camera.
Bonnie, Moon, and Dash jr

First minutes in the brooder.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

First tooth!

After days of tricky eating... Essy love her first tooth while enjoying the company of some lovely friends

Monday, March 20, 2017

New neighbour

Dash was freaking out yesterday all alone in the run and he seemed to be trying to keep the hens from coming out of the coop, so we went out to see what was going on and:

Uncle Ryan did his best Pappa Gideon impression and took some really lovely pictures of Mr. Owl for me.