We got our own special brand of crazy over here, People. Giddyup.
First: Rylie came home from Sunday School with a project… a lesson on their theme for the month, “God makes things grow.” Yes. Yes, He does. The project was your usual lima bean in a wet paper towel and we were told to take it home and watch it grow. Extended metaphor. Practical application. I like.
Rylie ate the bean on the way home. Can you fail Sunday School?
Second: our poor little hens have had quite a spell of bad luck this Summer. They met up with a family of raccoons this summer and lost 10 of their bunk-mates. Such is the life of a free-range chicken. We’ve halted egg deliveries for a while to let them re-coop (Ha!), and I bought them some new feathered-friends… but they’re sad. I can tell.
To love on them a little, I have taken it upon myself to beautify their world. A large outdoor pen is being added so I can occasionally keep them ‘in’ but still allow them to be outside. This will break up the schedule a bit and perhaps the raccoons will move on to the neighbor’s birds. The pen will also allow guests to come over with their chicken-eating dogs (*cough* JAMI).
And their coop… baby, lemme tell you! I’m adding a picket fence and some signs and some wooden flowers. Those girls are gonna be the talk of the town. Here’s a teensy peek of the window awning (Thanks, Renae!). More to come… you’re gonna be so proud of me.
C: Bonnie, our prize longhorn, came home from her singles cruise UNPREGNANT, the prude. She must have been a bit too busy socializing in the pasture, so back she goes. We’ve weaned Scout, her gorgeous calf, to allow her to concentrate… but he is LOUD. If you call here, or if you live within 30 miles, you can hear him yelling. It’s embarrassing. He’s a big baby.
And, Z: I’s a-been sewing. A pillow here, a Dorothy wedding garter there, a few pillow cases just for good luck. I shocked myself. It’s like… it’s like… it’s like I CAN ACTUALLY DO THINGS when I try.
And now, I’m gonna go take a nap 🙂
Y’all have a fantastic weekend. We love you here at TexasNorth!