Monday, March 31, 2014

Birthday and Bluegill

We had a great day!  
Joe came out to the house and brought his four wheeler! Jed gave Evan, Seth and Isla rides, the other two were too afraid of the noise!  

Joe took the boys fishing.  

Seth caught his very first fish, reeling it in all by himself.  It also happened to be the first fish from our pond!  We weren't even sure if there were fish in the pond! Yay! 

Then Jed made my birthday dinner! 

SOOO good!  I wish we could stock the pond with crab and lobster! :) 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Flame Dude

Last week a cardinal flew into our screened in back porch.  It must have injured itself when going through the small hole in the screen because we discovered it couldn't fly.  Evan caught it, to let it go and let me tell you those things are vicious!  It bit him and Kane several times!  Finally we released it in the backyard but it could only hop from bush to bush.  Eventually it ended up back by our porch and we let it in for the night so it wouldn't be eaten by another animal.

Evan named him Flame Dude

In the morning the boys went out to check on him.  I was relieved when they reported that he could fly again!  I went out to prop the door open and help encourage him to fly out, hoping to avoid more bite injuries when I realized that there was actually a second cardinal in our porch and it was this one that flew not Flame Dude!   What the heck?!  

Seth named Flame Dudes buddy, Red Dasher.  

We propped the door open to let them leave, and they did but that hasn't stopped them from trying to get back in! Crazy birds! 

Monday, March 24, 2014


A small tree, that we thought was dead, sprung to life at the beginning of the month, with the prettiest pink blossoms!  

We've also discovered a few flowering blackberry bushes and another tree we thought dead, coming back to life!  We've never lived on a property with so many different kinds of trees and plants, we're really enjoying this spring here!