Sunday, April 21, 2013

Family Time

This week Chad started a new work schedule and it was awesome!   He had been working 7 days a week and sometimes up to 12 or 13 hours a day.  Now he'll be working 12 hour days but have several days off in between.   So, this week he had 4 days off in a row.   We had some beautiful weather so we headed to the zoo one day.  

Luke has an obsession with birds lately.  We've checked out dozens of books on different kinds of birds and tried to identify all the birds we see.   Well, somehow we've always missed the condors at the zoo up until this visit!   Luke was in awe!  

Another day we went to visit Chad's mamaw how lives about an hour and a half away.   She has a little pond so we caught a bunch of catfish.   She showed the kids how to clean a fish and then we took them home and cooked them and ate them.  Yum!

She has a farmer friend who sells chicks for a good price so she took us to his farm.  Ethan used his money to buy several and we bought some as well.  We're hoping to raise them until their egg laying age and then sell them.   Ethan's going to do the same with his.  It's his first little business venture. :)

This farmer had so many cool birds!  The coolest was this ostrich.   There is a funny video of him at he end of this post.

This was a newly hatched quail.


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