Tuesday, March 20, 2012


One of the sweet sea gulls on the beach last Wednesday-it was such a beautiful day-and we caught 4 fish while wading-but the water was like stepping into ice!
This hen found her way into our bedroom on Saturday afternoon-I had run her off the back porch all day-she scratched around and stayed awhile-but she didn't lay an egg. We might have to buy a screen door for our bedroom just to keep the chickens out-You might be a Redneck if...
The first picture of the new garden-taken 3/17-it was a little cloudy-but I want to remember to take pictures of it every week or so to keep up with the progress.
Ok-this started out as a different kind of Spring Break-from Friday afternoon until after we left for Church on Sunday morning-our lights had gone out 7 times! We had Jordan's birthday party in the livingroom-no moonwalk as planned due to the rain! We tried to start planting the garden on Monday morning-but after several rows-just couldn't stand playing in the soup anymore. We did get the corn and Jacob's cattle beans in, though.
We left Tuesday morning for the beach-tried to fish on Bolivar-but it was just way too crowded-we couldn't find a place without too many people. We rode the ferry over to Galveston and got checked into the hotel-had a really good few days!
We bought 2 pear trees while at the beach-so got them, along with the rest of the garden planted on Friday. Then when I went to check on it Sunday morning-the corn and beans we had planted on Monday were already up! Now even the seeds from Friday are coming up. And we got over 2 inches of rain today!
Jeff picked up a total of 12 bitties-so we have them out under a light. We set 18 green eggs and 8 turkey eggs in the incubator on Sunday as well. So hopefully-a good hatch is on the way in a few weeks-actually chicks should hatch on Easter!
We heard from the apiary-we can pick up the bees on April 7th-so Jeff's looking forward to getting them and getting them installed in the new hive.
Have a great week!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kylee's First Tractor Ride!

Kylee got to ride the tractor with Grandpa for the first time today-she LOVED it!! I was worried the loudness of it would scare her-but no way! She wouldn't go to Alana or me-she wanted to stay on with Grandpa! She is crawling all over the place-pulling up and beginning to let go-and now has 4 teeth and 2 more nearly here and she is still so little-not quite 15 lbs yet!
Wow-have we had rain this last week-3 1/2 inches yesterday alone! Jordan had his 8th birthday party yesterday here at our house-it was planned for outside with the moonwalk-but not happening with all the rain! And to top it off-our lights had gone out 7 times since Friday afternoon! Luckily-they did stay on for the party-and haven't gone out again!
We got out this morning and planted a little in the garden-got the tomatoes-peppers-some comfrey I'd ordered-some dent corn and Jacob's cattle beans in. We had to finally stop-the ground is just soupy-it's so wet. I really don't want to complain about the rain-we went so long last summer without any! But the warm sunshine we got today was SO nice! And we are heading down to the beach in the morning for a few nights! We are packed and ready-we'll do some fishing and just hang out and relax a little bit. The beach always seems to have such a calming effect on both of us!
Have a great Spring Break-we're sure gonna try!