Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Pips....

We are celebrating this Holy Week with our coming of Spring. The children are all looking foreword to Easter Sunday, for the bunny, yes, but they also have been taught the real reason for Easter. It is perfect timing, as we see God's handiwork everywhere we look. Even though autumn is my most favorite time of the year, I do love Spring~ all the flowers starting to bloom, the birds coming back to sing their sweet songs~ like our little part of the world is awaking from its long winters sleep. One of the things the children do to help the birds coming back to nest, is to give our dog Yetti a nice good comb out.

As you can see, they put is hair up in the trees for the little birds to come get for their nests. Our Easter trees..... He loves to be brushed.

Yetti is SUCH a big sweetie~ he is a Great Pyrenees. He thinks the children & chickens are his flock, and everywhere they go, there is Yetti too. We got him as a pup, right before I had Pip, so they have grown up together

If you stop brushing to early, he will kindly put his paw up on your shoulder until you start up again! Pip dressed the little apple tree she is standing by, and her sister Emma ran around collecting the run away fur balls for the other trees~ she was too fast for me to get a picture of.

We cant celebrate Spring without new baby chicks of coarse! These little ones just hatched from the incubator on the 4th & 5th. We had one broody hen, but she decided after 4 days and nights on her eggs, that she had had enough. The children were amazed when they started to hatch~ they were all glued to the little glass window in the top of it to watch them pip their shells. Its pretty amazing!


Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely and sweet! :) Happy Easter to you and yours Rachael!

Heather said...

Oh, how sweet those little chickies are! times like these I yearn for my own farm...some day! Love little Pip and Yetti. What a good idea to help the birds make such a cozy nest!

Doreen said...

What a sweet pup you have...i LOVE the picture of him with his paw on your daughters shoulder!

Baby chicks and livestock...children..a husband..and your do you do it all? Gracious!

Hugs, Doreen

Lana said...

Enjoyed the (virtual) stroll around your farm Rachael!