Great Outdoors/Chickens

What a fabulous weekend we just had.  The weather was perfect and we had some good down time to watch conference with grandparents.  I took lots of fall pictures when we went for a mid-afternoon walk but haven’t uploaded yet.  The colors around here have completely changed since these were taken.
Here’s a few pictures from the last few weeks…
We finally put the chicken fence back up but our roaming chickens still want to be free.  Everytime we catch one and throw it over the fence another one flies out!  Did you know chickens can fly?  Well they can.
Brynne is still the master chicken catcher.  I told her I’d give her a treat for every chicken she caught.  Her eyes lit up, “chicken noodle soup?”  You know, the Campbell’s kind?  My kids think this is heaven-sent.  Whatever.  Chicken Noodle Soup it is!
The things I do with my time…it’s not really something I would have foreshadowed, this whole chicken thing.  The white are my favorite – the Aracouna.  They lay blue eggs.
Here is baby Kora and doggy.  Since I don’t have a crawling baby (I love crawling babies!) I have to take pictures of other people’s crawling babies.
The trees behind these chickens are now orange and red and yellow.  Breathtaking.  Every year.
Isn’t it nice when the kids actually play a game all together?  Here we have a tea party.
This year we got one pumpkin.  It grew in Brynne’s patch.  The only one.  She was pretty thrilled.  It didn’t get any bigger than this and it now sits on our porch.  She calls it “baby.”
Our friend’s, the Johnson’s, just got these El Pacas.  For pets.  Really.  Don’t they look like Dr. Seuss characters?

Buddies
Life is good on a swing
Theatrics on the swing
Coaching Cope’s soccer team again this year.  Lots of fun, lots of time.  We’ve lost our last 4 games but attitudes are still good.  It would be nice to have a win though.  Cope loves playing sweeper.  Wow – what a difference a year makes.
I took the girls on a mother-daughter camp-out a few weekends ago.  Our friend Nora was there too.  It was fun except I was really tired and wanted to go to bed at 9.  Staying up until midnight, running through the woods, playing pranks on my friends?  That used to be the best at girl’s camp!  
But now?  I just wanted to go to bed.  I think this is a bad sign.
It was fun to see the girls run through the woods
Then they all made a necklace.  Those teeny tiny fingers worked some magic.
On the way home my tire was low so I pulled into some back-country garage where some nice men discovered a nail in the tire!  They fixed it for $10 and we were on our way again.  Count my many blessings.  How many miles on the highway was I driving with a nail in my tire?
So, life is good in the great outdoors.  Hope you are enjoying some foliage too!
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2 thoughts on “Great Outdoors/Chickens

  1. GrannyLanny

    Love your blog and your pictures. Makes me want to come to New England and experience autumn. Wait! We ARE coming to visit Emily for Halloween–maybe we’ll make it up your way (it’s a short trip, so I’m not sure what’s on the docket.)

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  2. GrannyLanny

    Love your blog and your pictures. Makes me want to come to New England and experience autumn. Wait! We ARE coming to visit Emily for Halloween–maybe we’ll make it up your way (it’s a short trip, so I’m not sure what’s on the docket.)

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