Sunday, June 29, 2008

Its our Anniversary!!

I'm very happy to report that today is our one year anniversary! We're pretty excited. :) Since we got married in June, it would be very expensive to take a trip up here (hotels - even nasty ones - start at $200 a night, plus then you add in food, gas, etc.) so we decided instead to take that money and buy a nintendo Wii, since we've been really wanting one, and that would be our anniversary gift to each other. We broke it out a little early since we've both been sick (strep throat, fun fun), so we've been playing for about a week. Unfortunately we're still sick, so its good we didn't plan to go anywhere, but we're still having fun.

Monday, June 23, 2008


I thought I'd include some chicken pictures since I had my camera outside. They're getting big!!

Gretta has had a little trouble this week getting into stuff that she can't get out of. I guess she's been here long enough that she's getting comfortable enough to poke around. I was feeding the chickens the other day, and the bag was empty so I opened the chickens door, and tossed the bag out into yard, where Gretta is, pulled the door closed and finished feeding the chix. When I opened the door, this is what I saw....
It was so funny I had to go get my camera. She pushed it around the yard licking the inside until she got everything she thought was good out of it. Then it got stuck and she was walking around the yard backwards bawling trying to get it off.
Then she wanted to check out the camera and see if it was edible.
Then the next day at 3 I went out and watered and fed her before I went to town. Then when Justin came home at 7 we went out to milk, and feed everyone. And this is what we saw....
No that's not her pen, that's the chicken yard that runs parallel to her pen. She likes to lean on it and scratch her sides. She leans as hard against it as she can, then slowly walks along scratching and stretching. But the chicken wire isn't strong enough for her weight, so its slowly tearing, and I guess it tore all the way the other day, because as near as we can tell she leaned up against it, it tore, and she fell into the chicken yard, and couldn't get out.
So Justin had to let her out. She sure was glad to see him!

Sandhill Crane Invasion

Justin, dad and I were outside last saturday, stacking and splitting firewood like we do every chance we get, and there were 2 cranes walking around the neighbors yard that we were watching off and on. Then we were standing there and a flock of 9 cranes flew over, saw the other 2, and started circling lower and lower until they just "dropped" onto the ground in the neighbors yard by the other 2. It was so cool to see 11 cranes walking around the yard. They picked the yard for a long time getting all the bugs they could.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Heather tagged me!

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. graduating high school (yikes!)
2. working at the gas station
3. getting ready to go to MSU-Bozeman
4. swimming in the ocean
5. umm, I think that was about all I did

5 Things on my to do list:
1. finish painting my living room
2.go to Anchorage
3. milk the goats (I do the milking in the evening)
4. sew some stuff to sell
5. finish scrapbooking my honeymoon

5 Favorite snacks/foods:
1. potato chips
2. Reese's big cup
3. pie (rhubarb, lemon meringue, etc.)
4. cake
5. cheese

5 Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
1. Build my dream home/shop
2. Travel
3. help out both sets of parents
4. Invest in business
5. buy cool cars

5 Bad habits:
1. I eat too many treats
2. pick at my fingers and feet
3. losing my temper too easily
4. not following through all the time in to my insecurities

5 Places that I have lived:
1. Joseph Oregon
2.Homer Alaska
3. Bozeman Montana
4. Laie Hawaii
5.Anchor Point Alaska

People I tag:
Anyone that wants to and has time!!!