Sunday, March 15, 2009

Yea For Spring, Finally!!!!!!

It was such a beautiful day today! I am so glad that the weather has finally decided to warm up a bit. It has been a long, cold winter and we're more than ready for some sunny, warm days. We took advantage of being outside and enjoying the 6o degrees that it was. The kids were riding their bikes and scooters and just enjoying the warmth. Jared has decided that he is going to "try" and raise a dozen or so chickens this spring. They arrive to the pet store on Monday so he spent the day getting a "chicken coop" made along with the help of Ethan and his two older brothers. They are going to keep them at his work in the field back behind the buisness. He has been reading a lot about chickens on the internet and how to raise them etc. He is quite excited and so are the kids. I have to say that I did have quite a bit of exposure as a kid since my grandparents had them. Everytime we went to Loa to visit we would go collect all the eggs and that was a fun experience. I'm not so sure about having them as our "own" but I am letting Jared take care of pretty much the whole thing. He is funny that way, when he get's an idea going he has follow through with it or else he feels like he didn't give it a fair chance. My mom and dad have been giving him some good advice too. I know the kids will love to see the baby chicks while they are little and I'm sure they will enjoy collecting the eggs once they begin to hatch eventually. I love spring and all that it has to offer, new life, re-birth and the change that takes place, I am truly grateful for all the seasons. I love living in Utah for that reason.

3 comments:

MATERN FAMILY said...

Staci, it would be so much easier if you just kept the chickens in your own backyard. Maybe you should re-think their home : )

Recipes and Books said...

you brave woman! Chickens sound like a lot of messy work! Although I wouldn't mind a fresh omelet sometime...

Draper's said...

Yeah!! I found your blog through one of my friends. Your family picture is so cute!! I love Emma she is such a hard worker and I love teaching her dance! Emma told us about the sweet baby, so sad!