Brooding On

Sunday Fun-day

Life is always busy here on the farm.  That seems especially true right now, as soccer season has us running to "town" 4 days a week.  But, even when things are rushed, we try to reserve Sundays for family fun.  This Sunday after church, our cousins and some of their buddies paid us a visit.  

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The kiddos played some pretty serious soccer and spent lots of quality time in the "peeper pen" as we experimented with just how many kids you could stuff into a chicken tractor containing 30 chicks.  (I am pleased to say that no chick or child suffered any major injury as a result of this experiment.)

 What a fun bunch!

What a fun bunch!

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Once they headed back to the big city, we continued the family project we'd begun the weekend before -- the construction of a new walking/Ranger path through the woods.   This one begins at the house, . . .

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. . . has an amazing stop along the way for a little rest in the hammock (Thanks, Lauren, for John's amazing birthday gift!), . . .

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. . . and winds up at the pond.  There's a clearing large enough to pop a tent by the pond, and we've identified a good spot for a fire pit down there, too. 

The path construction was a fun family project and gives the kids another great way to explore the woods, which is one of their very favorite activities.