home + busy…..

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

home + busy.....

 

We had a nice adventure up north. Played with cousins. Collected stones at the river. Hung out at Grandma & Grandpa's farm with the goats, sheep, geese, guineas, cow, & chicks. My father in law retired a few years ago and his menagerie of animals is ever growing. We have affectionately begun to refer to him as Grandpa Doolittle. You couldn't pay me to pick up a goose and that one in the photo follows him around until he does so…… very funny. Does anyone know what that wooden contraption is in the second photo? My mother in law was told it was some sort of antique beekeeping device…. none of us can figure it out.

We made it home mid week with the puppies. Managed a visit to the vet. (oh my!) I've decided having three puppies is like having three babies. With sharp teeth. And no diapers. Between the puddles & the cuteness….. I can hardly get a thing done around here. My parents are taking them all to Cordova (Alaska) after the graduation. They recently lost their lab of 11 years (you met a a few years ago here). It just so happened that my niece in NY had a litter of labs! So they picked out a little black one & named him Hank Jr. The yellow girl, Lucy, is going to my brother and the other male, Mister, is going to a friend of the family's. Getting three puppies to Alaska might be almost as much fun as chasing them for ten days!

The big kid is officially finished with high school!! His last day was Thursday and I can't tell you how relieved I am. He slid in barely pulling it all off…. which is the usual for him… (hello exercise in patience and letting go for this mama.) The important thing is it's done and we're all heading into the next phase of life. Phew…..

It will be quiet here for the next few days between puppies and getting ready for 18+ overnight guests for the graduation next weekend. Wish me luck!

xo,

s

 

16 thoughts on “home + busy…..

  1. good luck, and have fun! oh those puppies…. they are just too cute for words~
    could that box be an old queen cage? I feel like I saw something like that at a living history farm around here once and was told that’s what it was, but I’m not sure if it looked just the same as this one.
    hope you have a great week ahead!

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  2. They are all so cute!!! Can’t wait to meet them next Friday and more importantly to see all of you and celebrate Sam’s graduation. Love you all! xoxo

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  3. We thought the box was queen related too….. it's the only thing that made sense. And the puppies…. my oh my what a lot of work! Cuteness and busy-ness all wrapped into one….

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  4. Good Luck!!!
    I giggled a little, trying to picture you, the family, and the puppies in a car on your way to Alaska. It reminded me of when you had to sell your house and you tried to take the animals around the block while they showed your house. Again, good luck! 🙂

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  5. Oh my goodness, right? The puppies are better in the car than my cat for sure. Luckily they are flying home to Alaska….. so that won't be as long (or crazy) as a road trip to Alaska. My parents are here to pick them up next weekend when they visit for the big kid's graduation.  It's going to be so quiet when they leave!

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  6. The interesting box may be what we call a beeliner, for sighting where a colony has swarmed to

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  7. I think it’s a 19th century queen bee box… early wooden queen bee cage hand crafted…. Used to transport the queen bee to safely introduce her to an existing hive or to start a new colony.

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