Friday, June 10, 2016

The Kids Birthday + Gifts + Birds

It has been some time since I’ve given an update so I thought I would fast forward to the most current time.  As usual we’re so busy hustling and bustling that the stories and pictures would be a bit much.  I’ll skip to three awesome current events.

1 >>> Key West Trip

The twins turned 6 in May so in honor of their birthday I took our family on a cross country trip from the mid-west all the way to Key West.  It was so much fun.  We stayed at Horse Cave in Kentucky then hit a restaurant I hadn’t been to in 16 years, The Crab Shack on Tybee Island.  I discovered it with my dad when we went to Disney Land fresh out of High School.  With him gone it was so fantastic to relive the memory.  It meant more to me than I expected.  We hung out for hours looking at the birds and the Cat Shack.

Then we stayed about 5 days in Key West and on the way back stayed at Okefenokee Swamp, then Graceland and did a drive by of Elvis’s place.  On the way back home we found this crazy little town that was so lovely.  It was on the Arkansas and Missouri boarder so we stopped at this little restaurant that had the best chicken livers ever.  I know, gross.  I love them, I can’t help it.


2 >>> Kids Birthday Party

For the kid’s birthday we had a simple little party with a French style cake that I had delivered from Neiman Marcus.  We cooked, hung out by the fire pit, did gifts and cake.  The usual.  It was a really nice time.  And yes, Parker did actually bite that cake and didn’t even care about it.  It was really funny and totally unexpected.  I guess he was really excited about the sugar that day.

 

3 >>> The Silkies

Our baby birds are doing great.  I think they are about 8 weeks old now so we have moved them into safety temp housing in our barn.  Basically what I’ve done is take our top open 3 feet x 2 feet extension cage and I put them in there so they can chill with the other birds in a controlled environment.  They can’t be picked on, the big birds won’t eat all their food and I don’t have to worry about them not being able to get back in the barn or something like that.

They are happy, have tons of room to play and are experiencing there intended final environment.  When I think they are big enough to get around, I’ll release them into my herd.  And our ducks will be coming in about 2 weeks.  Once the ducks are ready for the controlled outdoor pen I will release the silkies and finish off the same process with our ducks.