Monday November 20, 2006

Today was the day that Copper and I headed to town to do our every-two-week’s shopping.  Man, everywhere we went was a zoo!!  We sort of expected it, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, but it was still craziness.  We came home at almost 7:00 p.m., to a lovely supper of piping hot baked potato soup, topped with grated cheese and bacon, and fresh biscuits with honey butter.  Yummm!!  Thanks, Dani, you’re the best!

Oh, and the children surprised us!  We always call home a few times while we are in town to check in on things, but no one mentioned anything to us out of the ordinary.  They are very good secret keepers.  While we were gone, one of our ewes gave birth to twin lambs!!  One little ewe lamb, and one little ram lamb!  Dani went out with her brothers to catch the little critters so that she could determine their gender.  Notice the apron and the still very wet lamb?  This is why Copper’s Wife and her daughter are almost always found in an apron during the day.  You just never know what you might encounter!

Since we’re on a “zoo” theme, I thought I’d give you an update on those silly wild turkeys.  Yep, they’re still around, and they are getting quite big.  They are doing their part in getting ready for Thanksgiving by exercising their drumsticks on our trampoline!  Goofy birds!

And this just in….literally!  Just as I was finishing this post, the thirteen year old looked into the aquarium and noticed, 1 – 2- 3….make that 4 baby Black Mollies!  Oh, dear…..Welcome to the Zoo!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

Remember to pray for Karen!

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8 comments to Monday November 20, 2006

  • Congrats on your new babies! I love baby animals. Some of my fondest memories are of visiting the farm of family friends during lambing time. 🙂 “Uncle” Warren used to let me help bottle feed the lambs. It always made me laugh when they would suck my fingers by mistake. 🙂

    Loved the pics of the exercising turkeys LOL.


  • Ram-a-lamb, ram-a-lamb-a-ding-dong, ram-a-lamb, a-ram-a-lamb-a-ding-dong. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, ooo-ooo-ooo! Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, ooo-ooo-ooo!

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself!

    Who’s were they? They’re HUGE!!!

    Oh boy! More black mollies! 😆

  • looks like my place! no trampoline though so the chickens try to get into the garage!!!

  • Oh, Ang!  The turkeys have been in my garage.  And on my van.  And on Copper’s car.  And on the picnic table.  And turning over the decorative stones in my flower bed.  And eating the corn in the garden.  And on the roof peeking down at us through the skylights!  The only place they  haven’t been, that we know of, is in with the chickens.  I hear that’s a good thing, though, since they carry a bacteria that can be deadly to chickens. 

  • “And on the roof peeking down at us through the skylights!”

    That’s funny considering 2 of your skylights look into the bathrooms! 😆 

    Nothing creepier than being in there by yourself, with the door locked, and feeling like you’re being watched! 😮

  • Your eldest grandchild told the story several times last night (including to our waitress)…

    “Something funny happened! There were turkeys on grandma’s trampoline! They were jumpin’ and jumpin’! They were so silly! We’ll chop their heads and feet off. Then we’ll make a hole and take out their stomachs. Then we’ll put them in the oven and eat them!”

    I’m tellin’ ya! Even HE’s on the bandwagon for some wild turkey! (although we need to be sure to pluck them too )

  • No wild turkey on the menu here!!!  I had to explain to the boys the other night that while Dad COULD shoot & dress a wild turkey, that he was not in the frame of mind to do so!!  Too funny about telling the waitress!

  • I’d bet that turkeys can macarena even better than chickens! :fun: