Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Swans, Baby Chicks, and Crocodile Dundee

Wow this is my first post since blogger went and changed itself. Can't say I'm a fan; but I hate change in general. It is saying I may have problems if I don't use Google Chrome. YEP, having problems. GAH.

100 baby chicks arrived for us at our local post office Monday. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW FUN IT IS TO PICK THEM UP!!! Blaine was all about the chicks this year, shrieking with excitement when seeing them even now, 4 days later.

9 swan babies hatched across the street this year! MOST EVER!! It was such a suprise because I never even saw mama swan sitting on her nest. Just boom they were there one day.

While taking swan pics, my husband turned into crocodile dundee and just yanked a giant snapping turtle out of the pond. SO HILARIOUS. My child is definitely going to grow up nedneck; he has no chance.

So that is what has been happening around here! Lots of the garden is planted, lots more is not. Giant pumpkins go in the ground tonight! YAY!


Kat said...

That is one big turtle, yikes! We're taking a year off from chix, but I'm looking forward already to getting some next spring.

Cheyenne said...

egads! last photo is CA-RAZY! :) Blaine, Blaine, Blaine...I've said to before...and I'll say it again, SO stinkin cute! Glad you capture these moments...Spring is exciting, even for the littles!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

That is like the biggest snapping turtle I have ever seen.....and I grew up in the country where big snapping turtles were normal. HOLY COW.

Well if you want the swans to survive you gotta keep the snappers out!

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

oh, those boxes of fluffy chicks! so cute. blaine looked so interested :)

Kate said...

Oh my gosh - can I come over and see your pumpkins, chicks and cute kid? My seedlings are only about an inch tall!

Elizabeth said...

What amazing memories you are creating for your son!