Friday, March 21, 2008

Wild weather - and a peeping surprise!

Last night as I came home from Salem, I did a double-take as I turned onto our gravel road. There was white stuff along the road! At first I thought it was hail, because it was raining sideways like someone was throwing buckets of water as I was leaving Costco. But Brian said, "Daddy said it was snowing like a blizzard when he came home to get his guitar." I know some of you are still suffering through winter-like conditions and I'm sorry, but snow on the first day of Spring in the Willamette Valley is crazy talk! These photos were taken after quite a bit had melted...in the dark....
Rick took Brian with him this afternoon so they could have some father/son time together. Rick often demonstrates the truth of Matthew 7:11 (about knowing how to give good gifts to your children), so it wasn't a big surprise to get a call from Rick saying he'd gotten Brian an Easter present. It WAS a surprise to learn that said gift was chicks! Rick and I have both had and like chickens and have talked about getting some off and on over the years, but Rick has always decided that we have too much to take care of already to add more creatures. Now, apparently, he's ready to prepare a chicken palace to house three Rhode Island Reds (Rick's favorites) and an Araucauna (I would have gone with four of these). Photos will be forthcoming!

Oh, and Brian has already come up with names for the girls: Abby, Playful Rachel, Morgan and Samantha.

That's it for now from . . .

5 comments:

melanie said...

Congratulations! I hate to add any more to our "twin list"...but Madison has chickens (loves them and names them, too) and I have a favorite Rhode Island Red, and we have lots of Ameracaunas....

And it snowed today here also. But that's NOT unusual for the first day of Spring...

Sharrie said...

We can show you snow. Boy, did WI get a boatload today. Jackson should love his new play toys. How will that work? Baby bulldogs next Thusday. Probably about 6 of them. Good luck with your new project.

Tammy said...

What fine and lofty names. He is good! I've had chickens for years and it would seem strange without them around. Hope that it turns out to be a positive experience and you all get lots of enjoyment out of them.
Happy Easter!
Tammy

Lauren said...

The daffodils are kissing the snow in celebration of spring and because they know the significance of the upcoming weekend. I think it's a sign of good things to come.

Kathy said...

Welcome to my World re: the snow. :)

Did you get Auracanas or Ameraucanas? Auracanas have no tails. Most of what's sold are actually "Easter Eggers", chicks crossed with Ameraucanas that will lay multi-colored eggs of blue and green or beige. (True Ameraucanas lay only blue eggs)

Happy Easter!