Tuesday, May 27, 2008

MUD ... the Joy of Spring.

Mud IS good. (click for some serious mudding!)

We are still without internet on our new homestead, but I suppose that gives us more time to enjoy the great outdoors rather than the great Wide Web (But oh, how I miss the web). I have so appreciated your recent comments and e-mails ... and I hope that you will continue to check back here even though my responses and posts have been few and far between ... please stick around ... as there is much I look forward to sharing with you all.

Life here in the city is better than good. I see my best friends nearly daily. My son walks to his grandparents house every morning for a brownie and a glass of milk (a traditional Renshaw breakfast). My Mom and I hang out our windows to chat with one another. And I have developed a regular thrift store schedule (oh the bargains!). Life is good.

I hope you all are well. I should have internet in a week or so :)

Much Love,

Jodi & Family

Monday, May 19, 2008

Squirrel Haven.

My dad feeds the squirrels on our new property - alot - he feeds them ALOT. And therefore, they stay - lots, and lots and lots of them stay. Everywhere. And we love it! Here is a new friend of ours --- eating a burrito. Without the aid of any "beano". Poor Mrs. Squirrel.

Hope you are all well.

Lots of love,

P.S. Still working on the house :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

We Are Moved In & Still Constructing ... but Happy to Do So!

We are happy to be in our new house ... but oh so busy with making it into a home :) I hope you are all doing well. And I SO look forward to sharing more with you all as soon as we get our internet connected. For now, I am using a friend's connection in order to give a "shout out" to my "peeps".

Much love to you all,


P.S. I have just listed several more goodies on Etsy ...

Friday, May 9, 2008

On the Move.

Hooray, Hooray, we are finally moving our furniture into our new house! It is going to be a busy weekend, as it is also the 2nd Anniversary of Isaac's homecoming (can you believe it?) as well as a well earned Mother's Day :) I shall post pics as I can. Meanwhile, enjoy your Friday night.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Making "Nice" With Chickens.

Yesterday, I taught Isaac the fine art of digging for worms... truly one of my favorite outdoor activities. Hands digging through damp, sweet smelling dirt is always a treat for the senses. And he - being a boy and all - thought it was great too. We found lots of wriggling worms ... which Isaac thought were pretty neat ... then I showed him how we can make some very tight friendships with the chickens if we offer these worms up to them as treats. Well, then he thought this endeavor was down-right amazing!

Hand feeding chickens ... who are generally skiddish by nature ... can be so much fun. And the chicken you see here is among our friendliest. She is my favorite bird in all the world ... Chicken Jane. I hand fed her as a baby chick. So, whenever she sees me digging through the dirt, she comes a-running and joins in the feast. Now Isaac is learning to form his own relationship with her - and it is wonderful to watch.

It is so important for our childrens' souls that we parents model kind and respectful behavior toward animals. We nurture such tender hearts that way. And my Isaac has such a great respect for life because of it. I am so proud of him. And let's face it ... to make friends with a chicken is just so cool! Especially when they follow you around the yard ... cooing ... and cuddle up in your lap when you take a rest on the lawn. One of the greatest treats of the spring/summer seasons.

Oh.. But then Jack often comes around to ruin it all ...

(Notice the fleeing chickens ...) Still ... we also love Jack too :)

Enjoy the day,



Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Penobscot River Crests in Major Maine Flooding...

... and Isaac, Auntie Missy and I were there to watch some of it ... from a safe distance, of course.

Here is hoping that our friends and neighbors stay dry...