Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
We did a round of swim lessons at Dynamo - been very impressed with their teachers so far. Andrew and Elsbeth got to be in the same class, and to their great delight, their other classmates were Edgar* and Poovey*, two of their very best friends.
The Lord gave us such a beautiful spring. Lots of flowers and birds and days that remained at the perfect degree of warmness.
Extended Mobley family came for a weekend to visit. Got in some good cousin /aunt /uncle /grandparent time at the Botanical Gardens, Legoland, and the GA Aquarium.
TFO and I went out to support Team Red for Andrew's Field Day. Blogger is being spastic with my pictures and I lost the one of Andrew all painted up ... blast.
Andrew started earning minutes to play on my iPod by reading to Elsbeth. So sweet.
We were finally able to get some blueberries off our bushes this year before the birds ate them all!
Got a pile of mulch delivered, which ended up being hugely entertaining to the wee ones. They decided to be King and Queen of the Mulch Pile (Andrew made them both crowns). Things like this make me deliriously happy.
Picked strawberries, blueberries and blackberries at Southern Belle Farms.
A bunch of youth from our church came over to move our coop outside, paint and roof it to earn money for a missons trip to Peru.
Tragedy struck and two of our chicks got sick and died. :-( We found Gretel dead in the corner and I rushed the fading Susannah to an exotic vet that was willing to see a chicken. This place was fancy and full of birds that probably cost more than my car, so even in them midst of my sorrow, I had to smile when the doctor rushed my $3 baby chick to the back to give her oxygen. They weren't able to determine what was wrong, so Phil and I spent the evening holding Susannah on the couch, occasionally pushing her beak open to put in some formula only to have her die during the night.
Some blow-up pool time to cool off.
Green beans from our garden! We were wildly excited.
I took this picture of Miss Pettigrew weeks ago to show how much the girls had grown, intending, of course, to blog about it that day. The chickens are probably twice this size now.
Our little ladies moved out to the coop full-time and they love it! Got to get a better shot of the coop. It's beautiful. I'm so impressed with my farm man!
To lift our spirits, we decided to place an order for some more chicks to replenish our flock. Andrew felt strongly we needed to get the exact breeds we had lost and name them the same names, so Gretel II, Susannah II, Rosemary II, and Nadine II (plus 2 Plymouth Rocks!) will be arriving at the beginning of September. Yea!