Sunday, May 22, 2016

Baby Chicks

 We have successfully integrated the baby chicks in with the rest of the flock.
Funny thing though, they have their own flock within the flock. 
We let them out after two weeks of being in the brooder box in the chicken coop.
Two of the adult hens made sure that the babies knew the right pecking order.
There was no need for the Rosie the rooster to do a thing.
They all walked amongst each other once that was established.
 It is so funny watching the little ones fluffing up in a dirt bath like the adults.
This is Rita who is very adventuresome. 
These two hopped out the door to scratch. They would stay for a couple seconds and then jump back in, walk around a little and then jump back out again. They did pretty good their first time out.

Frog Hunt in Cutler Marsh

 We took Nana on a frog hunt in Cutler Marsh for our last Science field trip 
for the semester. It was absolutely beautiful with all the vibrant colors of spring.
 Of course there was quite a bit of goofiness.
I think it was all the fresh air.
 My beautiful baby is growing up.
She wasn't too enthused about looking for frogs.
Tough Noogies.
 We did see a Robin mommy protecting her baby.



 It was quite a breezy day. Watching the different shades
 grass blowing in the wind was so peaceful.
 Kaleb is always making us laugh. Here he is talking like a National Geographic 
film describing the black Ibis that just flew overhead.
 Here is proof that we had Nana with us.
 This huge frog is an American Bullfrog.
And this one is a Columbia Leopard Frog.
 At first we thought these humongous tadpoles were fish but we were mistaken.
 For years we have been searching for tadpoles. We never expected to find ones 
with a 2 1/2 inch body.
 They were huge!
 Kaleb....my wildlife explorer.....

Dragonfly

 This huge dragonfly found it's way into our kitchen. It was just a little too chilly to make his way out. God's creations can be so beautiful.

Eagle Scout

Kaleb has been very devoted to his journey in scouts/
Can you tell that Scouts is important to him?
He has gotten out everything that he has put into it and some.
His Court of Honor was very memorable with great words said about him, sweet treats and great friends and mentors. He surprised Jared and Josh W. with mentor pins. I think they both felt very honored to be presented a pin.
 We are very proud of our Eagle Scout. 
I never would have thought long ago when we started Cub Scouts 
that we would be standing here with Kaleb being presented his Eagle Award.
 These are an awesome group of men whom I have prayed for.
Thank you Lord for these wonderful men that you have intertwined into my men's lives.
We couldn't have asked for anyone better!
 They have made great friends along the way as well.....

I love that these two have such an awesome relationship.
They are very tolerant and supportive to each other.
I am sure that there will be many more times that they will shake hands.
 My Eagle Scout.

Mr. Fussy Butt

Cornelius....Mr. Fussy Butt....didn't want out. So he puffed up, 
curled his tail and deepened his stripes.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spring in the Canyon

Spring is just beginning in Franklin Basin.

Apple Blossoms!

Our apple tree is in full bloom this year!
I think it needed some loving care and water this past year.
I love that the bees are finding plenty of pollen and nectar for their efforts.
There is a constant buzzing going on all day long with busy bees doing their thing.
This fall we should have an abundance of apples to harvest.
 Plenty of applesauce and apple pie for us!