Friday, July 27, 2007

Doyle Lawson, 4whlrs, and Waterballoons

Some of our good friends came up to spend the weekend with us. Friday Night we went to a Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver concert. I was very disappointed at the performance. Their CD is much better. When we got home from said concert, somebody started throwing waterballoons, which led to a full-fledged war. All the water balloons were soon disposed of, and 6 gallon buckets were put into commission. The original idea was to throw the water out of the bucket onto somebody. Somebody thought throwing water was too tame, so they resorted to throwing the bucket. Midnight came and went. Bedtime...

With the new day, I was assisted in my chores by my able-bodied comrade. The whole party took part in 4whlr-riding with no incident or injuries...or major ones, anyway. I don't know about anybody else, but I had a great time playing volleyball. I think that is one of my favorite sports.

Our neighbors graciously lent us their boxblade for filling a hole in the middle of our pasture. The use of this implement made the work go quickly. We had hotdogs for lunch on Saturday, followed by homemade icecream.


We younger folk at the Doyle Lawson concert

Two Dads and a cutie
The MomsI don't know who took this pic [sniff]

Hookin' up the boxblade

Fun on the 4whlr

I wasn't scared! I was only scared because...because...well see for yourself. [sniff]

"That down thar's the shifter-thangy."
Churning the icecream. You gotta love the shirt.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shooting Lessons for Tricia Ann

Her big "little brother" gives her instructions.

Look at the deer she scared up in the far pasture near the trees!

Swinging From the Rafters!

There's always plenty of entertainment with Jacob around!


A View from the Herb Garden

Philip witnessed this beautiful sunset last week. This is a shot he took from Tricia Ann's herb garden. Isn't it spectacular?

Blessed be the name of the LORD
From this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its going down
The LORD’s name is to be praised.
~Psalm 113: 2-3

Thursday, July 19, 2007


The chicks have arrived! They all look vigorous and healthy. Fourteen days is the approximate time they will be in the brooder. The brooder is approx. 5x5. A 4x3 hover with lights provides adequate heat (90-95 degrees). The chicks can regulate their temperature by moving toward or away from the lights.

Feel free to post comments and questions.


Drinking out of one of the waterers