9 Sam looks like a model here, doesn't he? LL Bean?
11 The view from my little perch at my desk. The cherry tree in bloom.
12 And the magnolia tree looking amazing in bloom!
13 This picture complements one we took in the winter in snow.
14 Camelia buds! As things bloom, we walk around the house trying to figure out what's growing!
16 Magnolia buds have fuzzy "ears" at the bottom.
17 Neighbor Ellie who helped take care of our chickens while we were away.
18 The three kids out walking on our trails. We cleared all this land of underbrush and holly. Lots of work!
19 Ellie learning to do bike jumps while her mom was away in NZ!
21 Sam biking on his trails - how cool! He's on his way to the fort.
23 Ben out practicing biking at the north end of the island. An old logging community.
24 So many pretty flowers around!
25 Deer fencing.
28 A little after-school science lesson for kids and neighbors.
29 And egg collecting! Love the lines on these eggs.
30 Our new picnic table!
31 Inspired by this one at Bay Hay :)
33 Look at all those eggs! And the blue ones match our deck fabrics!
34 The beer garden - where everyone has fun digging in the dirt, but things go horribly wrong with the gardening! I tend to move things around without thinking after just a few sips because I'm dehydrated!
35 Ben loves working with these snippers. He looks so chubby here doesn't he? But he's definitely not.
36 He made it over the whole distance!
37 And again!
38 This is fun to climb!
39 Giving HollyRamona a nice little ride!
40 She wasn't so sure it was that nice, really!
41 Ben careens up and down the driveway - he loves getting up some serious speed on the downhill!
42 This is cool - helpful to have on hand since we're doing borrowing now in our supplemental Grade 3 math book at home.
43 Sam liked to climb up this rock :)
44 Our kitchen skylight - nice to have sun on the weekend! It seems to clear up for weekends here - so NICE!
45 Dave making some pasta and sausage for an impromptu dinner with Randy and Krissie. Randy is Sam's guitar teacher.
46 More soil testing for the science fair project!
47 There they are! Sorry it's blurry. Krissie brought TULIPS! My first!
48 Nice evening.
49 Now playing some Willie Nelson - City of New Orleans. Promptly identified as one of Sam's favorite new songs.
50 I'm doing stump drums and tending the fire :)
51 A movie from the evening!
52 Ben crashed out while I was working one day. He was listening to The Band and just laid his uke down, put his pick down, and crashed.
53 This little owl, Athena, doesn't much care for it when Ben visits with Eagle. We may go to this, or we may not, just a sample of one of the many activities here.
54 HollyRamona getting a warm soak to ease her swollen hind end. Still not sure what it is despite a pretty thorough differntial diagnosis (by me - so take that with a grain of salt, other than you know how much I like to research things!). She seemed to really like it. The smell of warm feathers was not so great, though.
55 Especially when the house smelled like it when Dave made a stir-fry later. Not sure the correlation there but it was disturbing for me to eat. I was starving so down the hatch it went!
56 Cute sweet little hen! We are so glad you're hanging in there! Yes, I massaged the vent and tried to see if an egg was stuck. Very hard to tell, but that's my #1 diagnosis (egg bound).
57 Sam's science fair project! Nitrogen testing - which boosts better, compost or coffee grounds? (The latter did, without the risk of bacteria.)
58 Our kitchen skylight - nice to have sun on the weekend! It seems to clear up for weekends here - so NICE!