Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer, Off and Out of the Ground

  • Zephyr is way sweet and has cheeks and a faux-hawk to die for.
  • The Dogtor continues to be husband/father/gardener/veterinarian/pancake specialist/pool boy/ extraordinaire.
  • New chicks are getting big.
  • Discovered 3+ wild turkeys and 20+ chicks. Betsy Spaniel, aka Savage Spaniel, turned her head and missed them while they were 20 feet away in the back field. Thank God.
  • The barn is full of baby swallows - and divebombing mamas and papas. This fact is not lost on the cats, who are hanging around underneath the nests like a bunch of thugs.
  • The garden is mostly happy from all the rain - and suddenly I realize I need to get my act together and start putting up spinach. Why do I always miss the perfect baby spinach window?
  • Pears are happening. Fingers crossed they make it to their delicious stage. Pear crisp! Pear and blue cheese salads!
The other highlight of my life is what comes out of Frasier's mouth these days. She likes to pretend she's on the phone. This morning the conversation went something like this - while we were driving to "school":

Frasier, into plastic phone: "Oh Hi Gigi. Uh huh. Mhmm. Yeah. Okay." (Gigi is her 92 year old great -grandmother)
Me: "How's Gigi this morning, Frasier?"
Frasier: "Old."

While changing Zephyr in front of her:

Frasier: "Zephyr did a big poop?"
Me: "Yes. A big yellow poop."
Frasier: "Can I see it?"
Me: "I guess so." (shows diaper).
Frasier: "Don't eat that."
Me: "I won't. "

The rest I'll let the (impoverished cell phone camera) photo essay take care of. I never imagined this life, but I love it.


  1. Very wise Fray. She's looking out for you Snags. I would pay to hear her say "Baby Zefah" right now. Love you all!

  2. I love it! Your kiddies are presh. I love the Gigi convo. Hope you're all doing great!

  3. So fun! I wish we were coming up sometime soon to see all the action :) xo