Some random shots from the last couple of weeks:
I took the camera and hit our pasture one day, trying to take a photo suitable for the front cover of the quarterly magazine I edit for the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association. This is the photo I used (our cow Ruby).
My folks are up visiting (staying in Coeur d'Alene for a couple of months) and they came over for dinner one evening. Older Daughter snapped a pic of my dad chuckling over a comic book.
Chickens on tires.
The girls discussing something in the barn.
Bumper sticker we saw in Spokane.
Some serious "awwww."
Building a better mousetrap. Older Daughter had a mouse in her room. So one night she decided to build a mousetrap using some books stacked stair-step fashion, with bits of cheese leading up the stairs. At the top were two folded pieces of paper laid lightly over a can, with a piece of cheese in the center. The idea is the mouse would step onto the paper and fall into the can.
What I want to know is, how can a four-day trip result in two weeks' worth of laundry?
A chickaree (a type of squirrel) in our barn (blurry shot, sorry).
We have a robin nesting in the rafters of our barn. Usually it's swallows who like to nest in rafters, but this is definitely a robin.
This is Snap, our rooster.
We've been having fewer eggs in the chicken coop lately. This could explain why.
Tossing tires with Jack's wonderful wife, Natalie.
Jack and Natalie's youngest. Oh so cute!
I don't know my snakes. Anyone? Gopher? Rat snake?
Older Daughter is gradually papering the back of her bedroom door with our weekly church bulletins. Not your typical teenage wallpaper.
Explaining the intricacies of geometry (in a very messy room).
Moonset at dawn (behind a cloud of steam).