October 19, 2013

Four Day Weeeknd : Five Facts

We've had a short, slightly thrown-off schedule this week, and are now enjoying a much welcome four day break (a Minnesota student holiday.)
Here's whats happening, as we enjoy our apples from Mr. Jacobson: 


1.  I bought a chair this week.  I may have a chair problem, I think I've come clean with that before.  This one is the chair of all chairs, though.  A comfy, sturdy, leather beauty.  But it has caused me to go into a 24 hour living room rearrange & purge.  Funny how one chair can turn your whole house upside down.
I don't have a picture handy, but I'm due to share my thrift treasures & will do so soon.

2.  Yesterday Beau styled my hair & it put me to sleep.  I took a nap!  Naps are wonderful things on long weekends.  Little boys who still play with their mom's hair are wonderful, too.

3.  I got a snail mail card this week from a friend.   What a nice surprise!  I love snail mail.

4.  I'm sad to say that one of our buff chickens, just entering the prime of her laying years & so pretty, was taken by a predator.  She disappeared on Oct. 10th, and Johnathan found her feathers a few days later.  I was pretty bummed about this.  The chickenistas love to free range.  They're waiting at the door of their outdoor pen to be let out every morning.  But with the loss of Scarlet, I'm having to keep them locked up all day.  Just too many hungry predators on the hunt this time of year.

5. We headed south over the weekend to meet our brand new nephew.
He's a little guy, hanging around 5 pounds during his first week.   I hadn't held a baby so small since Mason & Eric were new.  They were both 4 pounds 5 ounces when we brought them home.. they'll turn 16 in less than a month!   Here they are holding their tiny cousin.
 
Happy weekend!

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22 comments:

  1. I always find it amazing that we begin as such little bitty creatures and then grow up big like Eric and Mason, sweet sweet photos. I'm sorry and sad for Scarlett, nature can be so cruel. I still send and receive snail mail, LOVE it both ways...happy continuation of your long weekend.

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  2. Melt....love seeing your big boys with their tiny nephew.... Our twins (nearly 16 also) were born a little larger than this yet I still felt like I was playing dolls with them - so tiny.
    The apples look so tasty. What a shame about your hen. Just asked my 5 year to do my hair - something which rarely happens - off to enjoy (and not fall asleep).

    :)

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  3. How sad about the loss of your chicken. Maybe they can play outside when someone is watching them? I love the pictures of the big boys holding their little cousin. So sweet! :-)

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  4. i remember as a kid i would play with my Dad's hair ... pretending to give him a haircut & shampoo. it was such fun. but like you said he would always end up falling asleep .... too funny. oh memories are so precious, aren't they??! ( :

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  5. So tiny!What lovely photos of your sons.I am looking forward to have a look at your new thrift shop beauty.Went today to the flea market and bought ( even more) old picture frames...will paint them white.

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  6. Hi Amanda, So sorry about the chicken... Yes, there are predators out there... SAD! Too bad though that they can't 'free range' during the daytime... Bummer!!!

    How's your Fall so far? We are enjoying ours --but no snow or freezes yet. We do have a frost advisory out for tonight. Hope it doesn't happen since our Roses are still so pretty this Fall.

    Tiny baby for sure. All of my sons were 'biggies'.. One was 7-7; one was 8-4; and one was 9-8...

    What is your favorite eating apple up there? We love Honey Crisps down here.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. love your two tough young men holding such a tiny one. :) and love those apples! the chair made me laugh.

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  8. The photos of your sons holding the newborn baby are precious! Happy (extra long) weekend to you.

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  9. So cute of the boys holding their tiny cousin! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Amanda

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  10. Fun facts ... and such sweet photos of your 'babies' holding their baby cousin!

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  11. Sweet pics with the boys holding the baby. We've had some furry terroristic bird killers, both feral and domestic, on our deck since Barons passing. Enough being enough and no support from their enablers I've gotten back into trapping using the live traps my sons left behind from their high school "fur business" venture....:)

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  12. I also have a chair problem. Especially vintage school chairs... And you are absolutely right; sometimes you have to rearrange the whole room for that one piece. Although, it's well worth it. The pictures of your boys with the bity cousin are so sweet and tender.

    I love have Bodie play with my hair, it's one of my favorite times:)

    Sorry to hear about your chicken.

    Enjoy your long weekend!

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  13. Hi Amanda, I, too, have bought a large leather chair. But, I have just the spot for it when it finally arrives. Your photos of your boys holding the wee one are precious - they've grown quite a bit since you brought them home!

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  14. Enjoy the apples...apple pie, apple crisp, apple sauce...YUM! I, too, have a thing for chairs. That and dishes...okay, and pottery. I find a great bowl, watch out! Sweet little one...with sweet big ones! It goes by fast, doesn't it? Aloha

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  15. Having one's hair played with is one of life's greatest pleasures. :)

    I bought a new duvet cover for my bed last week and that led to new sheers, shams and a dust ruffle.

    So sorry about your chicken -- I found one of ours in the nesting box this week -- gone -- with no apparent injuries or sickness.

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  16. Those apples looks divine... cute wee one!

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  17. Naps are a wonderful thing.. I love the photos of your boys hold the tiny baby. What wonderful shots. So sorry to hear about your chicken. I would want to let them out as well..

    Hugs~

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  18. So sorry about your chicken but happy about your new nephew. What a beautiful photo of the apples!

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  19. Sweet babies...all 3! :) And, oh how I love for someone (anyone!) to play with my hair!

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  20. Little girls that play with their mom's hair are wonderful too! A current favorite play activity with Jayna is "hair dresser". Love it! Looking forward to seeing your thrifty finds!

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  21. Oh I love that apple photo! They are soooo pretty. I'm sorry about your Scarlet! That has to be really tough. Thankfully, I've never lost a chicken to a predator, but I have lost my fair share to illness. I think losing one to a predator would be worse. Is it possible for you guys to get a livestock guardian dog? It may seem like overkill if you just have a small flock, but they really do keep your animals safe. I think mostly their smell and scary bark does the trick :)

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  22. I can't wait to tell Ron my "bowl problem" could be worse, I could have a "chair problem" instead. Somehow I don't think this will make him feel better. ;)

    Sorry to hear about the chicken. I bet Lilly was bummed, too! We lost one (to the other chickens!) a couple weeks ago. Makes me sad to think I have raised cannibalistic chickens.

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