a cool bug + the ladies are growing up…..

Firstly, Luke wanted you to see his bug. Sometimes he randomly requests for things to be blogged. This bug was one of those things. 

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

 

Now for another ridiculous chicken photo-shoot….. Turns out, it only gets harder as they get bigger and faster. Always worth the giggles though…..

 

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

lace winged wyandotte

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

easter egger

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

most of the flock (that's a welsummer in the top left, her sister is directly behind her)

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

our four easter eggers (seen previously here)

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

Luke's favorite one in the front (previously here), we were so surprised she ended up being white. Luke had his heart set on a white chicken named Moonlight and there she is! The other black and white chicken was the darkest of the four easter eggers as a chick. I think these chickens are so fun because their feather color is the first surprise and then their egg color is the next. Most likely blue or green…. but we'll see in a few more months.

 

a cool bug + the ladies are growing up.....

*The Look* (an easter egger)

 

I've got a bit of painting to do with the coop, so I'll be sharing it next week (wait until you see my creativity + power tools, good stuff!) But it's finished! I am so glad to have them out of the studio/apartment. I do miss their evening cooing in the corner as I was sewing or writing in the evening though…. such as sweet little noise. 

In other news…. Joe has been clearing trees in the back all summer to make room for garden beds. He's cut down eight maybe? We had several enormous piles of brush/branches, so we rented a wood chipper for the day. The big boy, Joe, & I hustled to get the job done in time to return the chipper for a half day rental fee. We made it with about two minutes to spare! Now we've got four small piles instead of four giant piles. Joe has been spreading the wood chips in the forest paths to help with the mud. I think we'll keep some for paths between raised beds in the garden too.

We got three cords of wood delivered this week. Which reminds me…. I need to share a picture of our wood stove insert. It's a beauty….. I'm kind of in love. Knitting, fire, snow falling outside…. it sounds pretty wonderful. 

What other random bits do I have for you……

Oh yes, the big kids have had a great start at the local public high school this week. Hard to believe these two are in 9th and 12th grade. They ran out the door this morning for the bus at 6:50 giggling and laughing and racing. So much like they did as little kids years and years ago. They haven't been to school together since 2nd & 4th grade, so it's really sweet to see them doing this together again. Mostly though, I am glad to see my big girl be so excited about this new part of her journey. I wasn't sure how the first few days would go and she's having a ball and staying true to herself all in one. It's really the most a mama can hope for, you know? I think we have a lot of fun ahead of us.

I'm planning our first week of home school this weekend… I'll have some bits to share on that next week. Including an outline for an Education Plan if any of you would like that resource.

I guess that's all for tonight. I think I caught you up on everything here.

Off to make some tea and maybe start a bit of knitting….

xo,

s

ps ~ you have one more day to enter Linda's generous giveaway here…. good luck!

 

20 thoughts on “a cool bug + the ladies are growing up…..

  1. Aw, congrats to your two oldest, starting high school!
    I have a sister at that high school, she is a junior this year.
    She’s really into drama–I’m sure she wouldn’t mind showing your daughter around if she needs it 🙂

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  2. Love your bug, Luke.
    The Chicks are adorable. Can hardly wait to see the coop.
    Thank you for all the other great news.

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  3. If you don’t mind sharing, how did the transition happen from home school to public. What grades? Parents choice or kids request? I’m contemplating home schooling and just so curious about everyone’s journey.

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  4. Thank you….. they are so silly! And so sweet in their new house. I always find it amazing they take to certain things like old habit. Each evening they all file up their little ladder and into their house. They sleep in a chicken pile…. I suppose they'll take to roosting once they adjust to the temperature change. But they went in that house from the first evening outside. I am easily amused by chickens I suppose! haha 🙂

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  5. I think that's a blog post Sheri! I can tell you that my big kids were both ready to go back to school in 9th grade. They had gone until 2nd & 4th and then we pulled them out to home school. The younger two have never gone, but they just kind of assume they'll follow the big kids path. I suppose it's different for every family, but I'm really grateful they are off on this experience. It's good college prep in a lot of ways!

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  6. If you do make it a blog post…can I message a list of questions to answer?! Just kidding (sort of!). Inspired by your blog in a lot of ways. Grateful for what you share!

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  7. Can’t wait for the coop pictures! (I love a good coop tour!) And the woodstove sounds divine. That’s the one un-fixable flaw of our house now–there’s no place to put one.

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  8. How cool!  I'm always so bad at keeping track of that, even.  I notice those milestones are coming and make a note, but then all of a sudden I'm already on 10013.

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  9. I only noticed because comments are getting stuck in my typepad spam folder…. so I try to check every day to get them out of there. For some reason there are a handful of email addresses it just doesn't like!!

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