Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying

Did I really just quote the Shawshank Redemption?
I have had zero desire to post this past week. Blogging is a funny thing that way.

Last week it was perfection outside and we took advantage accordingly. We have quite the neighborhood gang formed and I can tell there will be some serious play going on this summer. Play that doesn't involve Simon screaming every 5 minutes because something Lena did. Most importantly play that doesn't involve me. I like that kind of play. I work in the yard while they run back and forth from Francesca's house three doors down.
Aren't the summer months the best to enjoy with children? I say yes, yes they are. I truly feel unstoppable and so alive when we spend all our daylight hours outside.

Speaking of working in the yard, I bought a few blueberry bushes this year and we have plans to start the children their own garden they can tend to and be proud of. Maybe it will just be a place they can dig in the dirt. I think that would be satisfying to them. I guess as long as their bagels don't get dirty.
And those utilitarian pets of ours continue to double in size overnight. We'll take them in to get their wings clipped and hopefully they will be outdoors in their new coop by the end of the week. I think Jeff will be so sad to see them leave the basement. (HA!)
Let it be said, chickens were NOT meant for the indoors!
Simon really really loves those birds of his. He takes anyone who visits down to see them.
These sets of photos were only taken a couple of weeks apart. Now I'd say they are easily twice the size below.
Upon browsing my to-be-posted photos I realized most of them contain some sort of farm animal. One of them happens to be a 800 pound pig named "Ricky".
Are you on the edge of your seat?


MaryPosa said...

The Shawshank Redemption is an amazing movie. There is no shame in quoting it. :)
Also I kind of hate you for having blueberry bushes. (Okay, not at all actually) But I do want them very badly but A) they refuse to grow in this terrible arid climate in which I abide, and B) I am the world's worst gardener. End of story. But that doesn't stop me from being a little jealous that you will be feasting on piles of fresh blueberries while I have to spend $3.50 for a single measly pint. (which I am snacking on as I type this actually)

And I'm 100% with you on enjoying kids in the summer, I just wish summer would hurry up and start already. (If you can't tell, I'm a little hateful towards my current location today. It'll pass.)

k1 said...

Last week was pretty much perfect. I don't think we went inside for anything other than to grab popsicles. Let's do that again, okay mother nature?

kelly said...

It really is an amazing movie. i can't wait to see how the blueberries turn out. I'm no expert but I do love some blueberries.

Jordan said...

Your little barred rock chicks are making me so sad for our three we lost to the Fox! Loved those black and white beauties. Do you have a coop? We have two blueberry bushes.


I'm seeing a pattern here!!! WE need to be neighbors. Can you get on that please.

kelly said...

yes please!

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