Saturday, May 27, 2017

First Days of Summer

I finally finished up my school work this week and the kids had their first full week of summer vacation.  It has been raining since last week but the last couple of days the sun came out and it finally felt like summer was here.  We got to enjoy a lot of time outside doing yard work and playing.  We also go some new animals to keep us busy.

We already had chickens, turkeys, a calf and horses.  Melissa and Dennis (some friends of ours) brought over two pigs and a miniature pony Thursday night.  Their kids are too big to ride the pony so they brought her over to us for the summer so our kids could ride her.  It's so funny to see them riding around the yard on this little bitty horse named Frannie!  Especially when we are used to riding thoroughbreds!  One day I'll have to get a picture of Frannie next to Nacho.  It's too cute!

Frannie loves to eat grass.  Constantly.

Zane even rode her down the driveway to check the mail.  The Pony Express is back!  Frannie almost made it back down the driveway before she had to stop and eat grass again.  Our pony express rider had to walk the rest of the way back to the house leading her.  Not the quickest way to get the mail!

Our pigs are named Bacon and Porkchop.  Bacon is the striped one and Porkchop is the white one.  The kids named them.  You can tell by their names what their future holds.
We still have our calf that has gone from being named Chocolate Chip to Lula.  Lula fits her.  Zeke and Olivia like to go in the pasture and play tag with her.  She'll chase them for a while and then they chase her.  It's funny to watch!

Today we took four of the kids fishing.  Dillon was with a friend so Makenna, Zane, Zeke and Olivia came with us.  We ended up with 9 trout.  They had a lot of fun and we were the only ones there fishing.  It was a beautiful afternoon.

Can't wait for a few more of these summer days and opportunities to share them with family and friends!

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