This week has been...hilarious. There's really no other word for it.
Darran built Ellie and Fiona a nice big pen out by the creek. With this being such a dry year it's the only place that's green and has enough groceries to sustain them. They have lush green to eat, plenty of space to run...it's a goatopia really.
Ellie and Fiona's thoughts on it:
Top on my list of things to start this spring was a strawberry patch. I love strawberry patches. My uncle had the biggest strawberry patch when I was growing up and since then one of the things I've wanted most in life is a big strawberry patch. What can I say? I'm easy to please.
I was so excited when I had pretty much killed everything else, but my strawberry patch was thriving!!
|Yep, it's a pumpkin.|
The dang thing is on steroids or something.
It's completely trying to snuff out my strawberries.
|It's overgrown several strawberry plants.|
So, we'll have tomatoes and pumpkins come fall I guess. Oh, and speaking of tomatoes:
|They've finally started to put on tomatoes!|
|Darran weeding the tomatoes with Red's help.|
|She's a good helper.|
Oh yes, and speaking of Red chicken! Darran was putting a new door knob on the back door (much to Fiona's chagrin, she had just about figured out how to open the previous lever-type one. I wish I was kidding.) and Red chicken spent the whole time trying to sneak around him and get into the kitchen.
One last thing...We've had two more new additions this week. Yesterday the boys came bringing home frogs from my parents' house. Darran promptly built frogtopia:
|Shall we take bets on whether Fiona teaches the frogs a thing or two?|
Life is funny. We are grateful.