Here in Washington summer (sunshine) is a very special thing. Today it's suppose to be in the high 70's!! I'm so excited to be able to soak up some of those warm rays and not have to run to my second job today!! I got my shift covered at the restaurant since Dean's out of town and I don't feel comfortable leaving my dogs locked up for 18 hrs!! So instead I get to go home early and enjoy the sun with my pups and watch my ducks play in their kiddie pool! Maybe with a nice refreshing mojito, since my Mint is growing crazy!! Mmm can't wait! Only eight more hours to go!
Today is also the first day I'm also going to be able to make it to the farmers market!! Yay for fresh farm flowers and delicious fresh produce! I also plan on running to Monroe Feed and Farm to pick up some poultry watering nipples to create this DIY Nipple Waterer!! Got to keep my chicken hydrated!!
Hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the sunshine!!
I promised Dean no more Chickens and no more Ducks for this year; however next year I plan on getting myself a couple Pekins. They are so adorable and the more I research them, the more I fall in love with them!
The boys left this weekend for Montana, which meant I spent a lot of time with my furry/feathery friends. I loved watching the ducks play in their little pool yesterday. I'm going to try posting the video later on my other computer at home. I can't get this one to load it. :(
Friday I also let my little silkie chicks run free for a little while for the first time! They loved their little extra freedom I gave them. They enjoyed eating the grass(weeds), eating bugs and the black one especially enjoyed chasing an ant! I have a funny feeling that the black silkie may just be a rooster, which Dean has always said "No Roosters!," however he's the one who picked out that little black guy!;) I'm secretly hoping he is!
So since Dean was gone all yesterday and I actually didn't have to work for once, nor did I have any plans or obligations. My four legged boys and I hung out on the couch for majority of the day. It was nice relaxing together, actually enjoying a couple cups of coffee and just snuggling with my babies. Usually I'm the type of person who's go go go! But not yesterday!
Here's by boys snuggling on their favorite love seat!
So I know I've previously mentioned our Chocolate Lab Asa. Well Easter morning, April 28, 2012 we added a new addition to our furry children. His name is Moose.
Moose is a two year old Rottwieler, who we adopted from a man who could no longer walk and needed surgery on both of his ankles. Asa and moose hit it off right away! The moment we saw those two playing together we knew right away that Moose was meant to be in our family.
Now as I'm sure you can all imagine Moose is a very LARGE boy. And boy is he clumsy, he may be large but he still acts like a puppy so you better watch out for those paws. Moose loves to push up against as if he's herding and he doesn't understand his size or strength. So my feet are constantly being stepped on, I don't think my feet have had so bruises on them ever lol!
Our Moosey may be clumsy but we LOVE him, he's been such a wonderful addition to our family and is forcing our lab to exercise! This is how I convinced Dean that we needed to get ASA a friend; he kept saying Asa was getting fat and that I needed to not feed him so much. Even though I was not over feeding him! The first couple weeks with Moose in our household was a little hectic, it took them a good couple weeks to calm down. Now though I couldn't imagine our lives without our Moosey!
It's amazing to me how time goes by so quickly! It feels like just yesterday was Febuarary and I was starting my new job. Today is the first day of June, which to me means almost SUMMER time!! It's my favorite season of the year. I love the hot summer days,warm starry bon fire nights, swimming in the lakes and fishing!
Besides it meaning it's almost summertime;today is my little sisters Senior Prom Day!! June 5th is Deans' Birthday and then on June16th is her graduation!! I feel like this month is always jammed pack with exciting events and things to do.
Every June for the past three years I go camping two hours back on a dirt road in montanna for the last two weeks of June! This year however Dean's going without me. :( Since I just started my new job 3 1/2months ago I don't get vacation pay yet. And considering I just purchased a house in September, I don't really have the funds to take two weeks off. All the money we're saving is going into projects around the house! Dean and his bestfriend are going back packing around Montanna deep in the woods and on the across the rivers. I'm sure he is going to run into a bear or two. Considering last year in the car we saw at least 4 of them on the dirt road.
Dean with our furr child Asa in Montanna last year!
Oh one more exciting piece of news!! This is the month my chickens (cross your fingers) should start laying eggs!!