Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Micah clapped his hands a couple times. Also at some point the little boy behind him decided to pull on Micah's collar over and over. This I'm sure was a huge distraction for him.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tanner played the pilgrim perfectly being very solumn through the scripture reading. After we finished reading the scripture Micah gave us a wonderful Indain rain dance.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
And here is the almost completed after picture. Trim around the top still needs the free dark brown paint for constrast and the backside of the coop gets the free pinkish-tan paint!
Up to about 8-10 eggs a day now from twelve full-size hens and now just waiting for the bantam to start laying her tiny eggs. Looks like winter treats will be some of the leafy weeds that are sprouting up.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Micah had his own bucket. He would dip the paint in and it would drip all the way to the coop. While in with the chickens he was very concerned about the chickens. He doesn't always like being in the chickens anymore so he kept telling them, "be nice chickens."
What a lucky boy Micah is!!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The first event Micah wore his costume to was his daycare party. I must say it was a little over the top. Mainly the food. They sat down to snacks and had a cookie, a cupcake, a brownie, and jello jigglers. I was beginning to wonder when they were going to stop bringing out the treats. But Micah did have fun and enjoyed every bite. Probably because he rarely gets sweets at home. The kids then played some easy games where they won little prizes. Micah loved the spider rings.
Then, for Halloween we first went to the carnival that was out here in the Ranchos. Micah loved going through the blow-up obstacle course. After that we headed into Fresno to go to our church carnival. Following that we headed into the neighborhood around our church to do a bit of trick- or-treating. We went with our good friends, the Isaacs. Micah thought it was the most exciting thing. He said trick-or-treat over and over until the person put the candy in his bucket. Then he would say more trick-or-treat, more trick-or-treat.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
His favorite part was licking the batter. Yummy!!!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
To answer a few questions: (1) Yes, we will be finding out if the baby will be a boy or girl in the next few months. (2) Yes, we would like to have a little girl so we can have one of each. (3) Yes, we will still be so happy and excited if we get another little boy.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Micah loves going to collect the eggs with daddy. He carries them back in his hands and so far he has only dropped one. When they come inside we always count them. For some reason he likes the number six but we haven't collect six eggs yet. Six is always somewhere in there when we are counting though.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Actually the adults did most of the building. But Tanner and Micah were really good at destroying the castle.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Here's Micah and I taking a break. It is lots of walking. If you know anything about Micah right now he is not so into walking when you have to get from one place to the next. I mean, why would you when your parents love carrying you everywhere. Actually, he did a great job and did a lot of walking that day.
Micah's favorite were the ducks. He did get to feed them but even if he hadn't he would have still loved them the most. He just likes ducks.
My favorite was the gorillas. At the Wild Animal park you get a great view of them.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Here are some of us braving the sunken log in the lake to see some of the huge tadpoles that they have at Hume from what I am guessing are some really big bullfrogs. This was on our Sunday morning walk along part of the lake.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Quick over: Our coop is ?? years old. It first was a school bus stop shelter and was moved by tractor back and forth 1/4 mile each winter. It then got "fixed" up by the last owner and turned into the chicken palace. Next had atleast a half decade to fall into disrepair before getting a new roof, door and chicken wire wall. *see fencing needed to the right.
Ammenities: Two roosting bars set apart to avoid pooping on each other. Water and food feeders. Next up this summer will be fixing or making new nesting boxes for eggs starting this fall. It is also good to have a closable pop door to close at night and keep out things that like to eat chickens. Since Jill's two silkies are so small and do not like to fly/jump a ramp-door was needed. Here is one of the Buff Orpingtons demonstrating. Yes they do wait in the morning for it to be opened and then try to squeeeze through all at once.
The little black fuzzball to the lower right in the photo below is one of Jill's silkies. The other chicken were this size at about 3 weeks old and now all are over two months old. Micah loves to bring them out a snack after dinner (so far avocado and rice are winners while cooked carrots and baked beans were not recieved with much enthusiasm).
Only one chicken is "slow" enough to easily be caught for Micah to pet (the golden one below). The other chickens are pretty quick to move out of arms reach and we do not run near them so that they won't become afraid of us or get stepped on.
Preview of next month's chicken update: "Am I a rooster?" and "Names"