...And now for My Pictures {Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

Although I wouldn't doubt if the five year old's are better...
I cannot believe it is March.  I've been using the clothesline (my first real sign of spring!), we've planted seeds, used the kiddie pool, and yesterday broke out the sandals.  This is craziness, I tell you, but craziness that is much enjoyed and welcome.


 Letting the hens roam makes me very happy.  Here's hoping they eat lots of bugs for us!
 Bare baby feet happiness

Because every seven year old boy needs their own self designed and built crossbow.  Seriously, the thing actually works and could do damage considering it shoots real arrows.  I'll put him to work defending our chickens from the hawks that have been eyeing the hens from afar. 

 I couldn't help it.  I had to post another picture of this pitiful looking bird.  Poor, poor girl.  She acts just fine, though, so I guess no need to worry too much!

Looks so pretty, doesn't it?  
Well then, maybe I shouldn't tell you just why those curtains needed to be washed.  Let's just say bleary-eyed, middle of the night cleanings during that two week bout of sickness after Christmas left some lovely hidden remains that I discovered the other day.  Yep, just keepin' it real here, folks :)

 By John Paul.  I look weird.  And gray.  Which is very, very real.


  1. Hi... Visiting from Like Mother, Like Daughter.. and I LOVE your blog! What a sweet family... and I love how real you are. ;) How I would love to have chickens. So glad that I stopped by. Blessings to you.

  2. i saw your chicken photo on LMLD link up
    We too had a chicken that looked like that and we cut the end off a longish kids cotton sock that had lost its mate and put it over her neck. It was pretty funny to watch her try to get it off, but after two weeks some of her feathers started to come back and now she looks a lot better

    1. That is a great idea! I wonder if she is just doing it to herself. The other hens aren't picking on her (that we've seen) and if it's molting, it sure is a weird way to do it! Now to try to convince my husband to put a sock on her neck...

  3. You don't look weird! Love the laundry...one of my favorite things. So cathartic to hang it out! Ive notice ed some of my hens are really picking on each other, wonder if it is a spring re-org of who's top hen?

  4. Sigh. I too love hanging the laundry outdoors. After all winter of using the indoor drying rack, I was ready to de-mustify the den! And I think you look lovely on that swing :)

  5. You are so pretty! And that baby's toes are just fantastic.

  6. LOVE the chickens! And your laundry line! Oh, and that lovely marian statue! What contentment. :)


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