Summer is Here

Monday, June 9, 2008

You know summer is here when you see a toddler running around in a bathing suit. Well, that's how part of our weekend went at least. There was much work to do but we managed to squeeze in some outside time... which involved a water hose to say the least. It also involved some Jeep time too. Grace does love Daddy's Jeep!

Grace also got to go see the new baby... Lillian. She was born Saturday to some friends of ours at church. Grace loves babies. She was a little shy around this little sweetie, but I'm sure those two will find themselves playing together when Lillian gets older.

We also checked out the chickens. The roosters, in all of their adolescent glory, are trying to crow. You know how young teenage boys will have their voices crack sometimes... well, that's kind of what a "young teenage" rooster sounds like. It's quite funny to listen to.

Speaking of chickens. Courtney had a close encounter with a copperhead snake over the weekend. He had gone out to check on "the ladies" when he found himself squatting down about 1 1/2 ft from a copperhead. It's a wonder poor ol' C didn't get it from him. Courtney isn't too scared of snakes, but I think being that close to a poisonous one made him a little jittery. Needless to say, we'll be on the lookout until we get the weedy area in front of the chicken house cleared out.

We'll be heading off for vacation to the Great Smokey Mountains soon. A camping and hiking we will go! Terry will be here to man the fort while we're away. I have a feeling he'll get to pick our "first fruits" too. We saw a squash fruit forming in the garden. I hope it's a tasty one!


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