We killed one of our chickens last weekend because we had too many eggs and really too many chickens for our little space. Also, my husband has been talking about eating the white hen for quite some time lol. He killed it and cooked it in his stew while I was with the kids waiting for my nephew to be born. The kids were upset of course when we told them, but they understand that chicken comes from chickens! They also all ate the stew...after they forgot it might be their beloved friend of course.
After making these turkey crafts at the library, Naia said that one of her candy corn feathers was coming off and I told her I would put some tape on it when we got home.
Naia - "We don't have any tape!"
Taven - "Yes we do. We have duck tape. You have to kill a duck."
Me - "You don't have to kill a duck to get duct tape!"
Taven - "It was a joke."
Me - "Oh. Pretty good one."
Mid to late Fall and Winter are outside months in Texas! The kids are almost ALWAYS outside. Although we don't have fields to run around in and woods to explore, they have their favorite spots.
The table out back is one.
They pretend it is a boat and they fish off of it with a bucket tied to a rope.
Now that we do not let the chickens roam and keep them fenced in, little man is also free to run the poop free backyard.
The garden bed out front is their other favorite spot. I've given up planting anything here and it is totally worth it.
Here are the kids inside playing dentist. Naia is a great patient...and the dentist is actually quite mean.
Taven colored on himself and I asked him what he was trying to draw. He said "a beak."