Pictures from the past two weeks.
It’s so rainy today! It stormed all night long and it’s still absolutely pouring down the rain this morning. Spring!
This is the view from my bedroom window. I cleaned out the garage yesterday and the day before, which is why there are random things in the yard. I’m not finished cleaning it out yet.
And the storms destroyed the chicken pen covers yet again. Cannot wait to get rid of them and build new little chicken tractors!
(These are all iPhone pictures.)
Our not-real-grass is finally starting to sprout for spring so that the yard will be green again. It turns brown in the winter. Hate that stuff! Nothing kills it, on the contrary the rope and web-like root system chokes out everything you plant, including real grass seed. It’s like a curse.
Leaves sprouted on all the trees over the past few days and they are rapidly growing. Joy!
It was a good morning for sleeping in, for those who are lucky.
These are my strawberries, taken yesterday in the garden. The ducks ate them down to the crowns (roots) over the winter and I wasn’t sure if they would come back.
They suddenly sprouted leaves that are growing quickly! Last year there were two 4×4 beds packed tightly with leaves, so they still have quite a bit of catching up to do.
Yesterday it was 80 degrees and sunny! (Ada spilled frozen lemonade all over her shirt, so she removed it.)
The blackberries behind the swing set took over after I planted just a few small cuttings. They are so thickly tangled and thorny that I can’t get rid of them.
I seriously want to find a goat to borrow to eat them all up. You can’t even pick half the berries in the summer because you can’t reach them in the thicket without losing a limb to those hook shaped thorns!
My (nearly) three year old wears 4t and 5t clothing.
Dang Bird (in the pen) and Hermione on the outside. The bantams are escape artists! Luckily they stay in my yard.
Hermione is now sitting on a nest of eggs she’d hidden, dang it. I love chicks but surely do not feel like dealing with more things right now, especially tiny pooping birds.
Also, I have no idea what kind of chicks they will be. She’s the mother of the eggs I think, but is the rooster one of the two mixed breed bantams or the Silkie? Hah!
Beautiful, yummy eggs! Dang Bird in the picture above lays brown eggs. Hermione lays tiny pale brown eggs, not pictured because she hid them obviously.
What’s inside the eggs!
Big dark yolks that stand up tall, and whites that don’t spread all over the pan. Cracking the shells practically requires a hammer sometimes.
They taste delicious. Store eggs, even Eggland’s Best, taste watery in comparison.
A couple of days ago we planted all of our seeds and put them in our green house shelving outside!
Ada insisted I put her hair up like that!
Making pancakes on Sunday. We’re going back in time here…
Ada traced this picture of Apple Jack on her own. Rosie wrote on it for her.
I need to take pictures of some of Rosie’s drawings to share! She draws for hours in her notebook daily.
This is one random cartoon Rosie made, but definitely not one of her best ones, hahaha.
These next few are from homeschool co-op last week.
House Finches in our bird feeder! Can you spot them? A male and female, one on the feeder and one on the tree.
Kara got a little dirty on the playground!
It was so windy and cloudy that day.
Did I share this one? I think it was from 23 weeks pregnant, in Rosie’s room before bed on the day we rearranged things in there.
Hi, I swallowed a basketball.
My belly with this baby is SO LOW.
People on Facebook thought this was cat litter.
Um no, gross. It’s bb’s, which are so fun with water and magnets.
Lunch with friends from co-op, after church on the Sunday before last.
Sometimes Rosie sleeps with us, but not very often. She prefers her own bed now.
I keep hearing about Zentangle, which seems like glorified doodling. I finally tried it and it was fun. Want to try more, you know in all my spare time.
Ok no more sitting, even though my back is really hurting. I need to finish organizing the playroom/office today. I still have so much to do in there, but I did make headway yesterday.
Plus I still have to tackle mountains of laundry, and grocery shopping which is so fun with Ada’s non-stop talking. Blah.