Weekend before last we celebrated Harriet's 1st birthday with family and a few friends. It was steamy. I forgot to take pictures of the attendees with all the commotion. Perhaps others took some pictures. Here are the few that we have... the theme was a vague- bright colors.
A rainbow of fruit.
As predicted by us, not a fan of cupcakes.
Which one of these is not like the others? Babies from left: Lauren, Lucia, Harriet, Lachlan & Landon.
Time to cool off and rehydrate after a big day of partying and a lot of heat and humidity.
Last weekend we drove up to Milica (an hour and a half north of Mpls) for two chickens. We really wanted one of them, the light Bramha, who had feathered feet and is a more uncommon breed. We also just got a barred rock just because we needed a 5th chicken and we knew we liked the breed.
So after a 3 hour round trip we get the birds home and the light bramha is acting weird. She was fine when she was put into the box, but now she can't stand up. We instantly look at each other and are like, she's totally going to die. We do everything we can. With the assistance of our neighbor Bryce, the three of us feed her water from an eyedropper because we worried she might be dehydrated since it is hot out. We quarantine her so that the other birds won't pick on her since she is new. We really hoped for the best, but feared for the worst. The next morning-- dead. She was only $10, but now we only have a breed that we already have that we basically paid $20 for and spend a lot of time going to get. Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes. We will just wait and get a beauty at the state fair this year. We want one cute chicken.
In short, light brahma, we hardly knew you.
Here's the barred rock. Meh.
Also, some of you have asked what we have decided to name the new chickens. The answer: nothing, yet. We are undecided about naming them since it is then weird when we go to kill them in 4 years and they have names. I'm sure we will eventually name them though and when we do it will be after greek goddesses.
Well our 'daughter' Molly is all grown up, on her own and married. As many of you may remember Molly living with us 2 summers ago, during which time, Steve helped facilitate meeting Adam and the rest is history. We're proud parents. We would joke that we were her parents since it was kind of silly having a roommate once you're a married couple. Molly and Adam now live in Seattle and got married in Mexico in May and last weekend they had a wedding reception in La Crosse (no we were not on the hook for the bill ;). Conveniently we stayed with our friends the Smiths and it was great to see them for a second time in six months.
Photobooth. Harriet found a rice picking hat to match her Asian attire. We went more regal.
Before coming home, on Sarah's recommendation, we went to pick some strawberries. The fields were hot (where is that rice picking hat when you need it, oh wait, back at the photobooth).
Everyone got in on the action. All hands on deck for this endeavor.