We have missed a bit of blogging, here is a brief overview of the last nine months:
Piggy Wonky and LaFawnduh lived a good life, rototilled a new garden bed for us,
then went into the freezer:
We had a winter with very little snow.
The boys started cooking dinner occasionally.
Levi turned 10!
Arlo decorated his cake:
Arlo turned 5 and celebrated with an Easter egg hunt.
Some hard times hit, Mark and I both lost our cell phones and a lot of pictures. But we have a few random shots of the past year. Arlo started building with legos:
The boys helped film at television commercial.
We put in two new garden beds (the big one was tilled by the pigs):
Costumes are still a big part of daily life.
Arlo wore his snow boots for the majority of the summer before switching to flip flops.
Earl Gray is still the favorite pet.
But Arlo also has his own pet, Ham the Hamster.
We have more chickens. Silas is raising 97 birds this summer!
We had a number of hens sitting on eggs and none hatched, so we ordered a bunch of chicks. The next day, these three showed up:
One of the most exciting developments of the summer was the addition of our two Finn lambs, Jupiter & Juno. They were triplets, but the Mom rejected these two. The boys bottle feed them three times a day.
The boys have so much fun with these lambs!
We got an antique cider press and have been making lots of cider.
Greenwood turned 200. The boys helped celebrate by playing old fashioned games & selling lemonade and cookies.
We stuck some fertile turkey eggs under a couple broody chickens and three hatched! The two chicken hens are currently co-parenting the poults.
Awesome visit with the new cousins, Kai & Leo!