Hubby surprised me with an odd Mother's Day gift.... another mouth to feed! Ummm geee, thanks hun! Really though, he put a lot of thought into the gift and I am delighted because she is the sweetest little rat girl ever!
We had to travel to Kalamazoo this week for the oldest country kid to take the MSTEP state testing. He managed to finish both days in just one morning! Talk about a smart, focused kid. Here is hoping he gets good marks. I enjoyed the quality one on one time we got to share that day as it doesn't happen often.
We had to say goodbye to our alpha hen. She was over 5 years old and had been battling reproductive infections for some time. I knew the end was coming and tried to prepare myself, but of course this hard on the outside, soft in the center kind of girl ended up bawling.
So what made me smile this week?
Even though her body was failing her, Grumpy Goldie still had an
appetite for a mealworm and grape salad!
My Mother's Day gift, a baby rat girl. I do so love rats!
Grumpy Goldie slept in the house and
enjoyed breakfast and cartoons.
The oldest country kid turned 10. We had a nice mother/son lunch.
Grumpy Goldie left big wings to fill and Buffy has stepped up to take charge of the chickens.
Betty the duck has taken it upon herself to become yard boss, keeping everyone in line, chicken and duck alike.
Little Maria, my Cuckoo Maran. I see grumpiness in her eyes
and wonder if one day she will reign above all as our alpha hen.
Don't all homestead rats live in a barn?
Buffy, undermining our foundation on the quest for the perfect dust bath.
Silly girl, you know I will just fill the hole back in!
A wonderful birthday party for the oldest country kid. I think he had a great time.
I so love throwing him themed parties! I had so much fun coming up with ideas
and putting it all together!
Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!