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