Friday, June 22, 2012
In March, this house was started across our street. Look at the progress!
The man with the hat is bending rebar.
The little hut in the back is where the night watchman slept. They mixed their cement right there on the street.
See the pulley? Hard work!
They have been really diligent and creative with their resources. I'm impressed.
Posted by Alicia at 2:25 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We have welcomed four chickens into our home.
We got them when they were just little peeps, about 5 weeks ago.
The kids call them Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin.
Now they have grown bigger, but not necessarily wiser. They are funny and skiddish animals, travelling in a pack. Once I poured out some ends of green beans to see if they would eat them. At first they were afraid, eyeing them but not moving. Then one pecked one of the ends and ran with it in his beak. The others followed him, trying to steal his treasure (not realizing that 75 more bean ends laid right under their feet). Made me laugh and reminded me of (dare I say it?)...teenagers!
Hoping for some hens in our foursome, we invited our neighbor over to see if he could tell if they were female or male. Well, he knew a trick. He held them and pulled their neck out and then by the way it bobbed or shook he could tell what it was. I kid you not! He concluded that we have 3 roosters and 1 hen. Good thing that the hen was named Sam...Samantha now!
Feeding time brings out some anxiety in them. They see one of us coming with the plastic bag of grain and they get giddy. One flies up and pecks the bag causing a stream of grain to pour out. The others follow and make little noises. When the grain is poured into the dish they all start to pick-a-little, talk-a-little, pick-a-little, talk-a-little, cheep cheep cheep, talk-a-lot pick a little more!
I told Patrick today that I'm really enjoying having farm pets on our little patio. They make me laugh!
Posted by Alicia at 3:51 PM
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
For those who think the avocado sounds wierd, it's not. I think that we tend to associate avocados with guacamole and salty. The protein and fat offset the sweet so nicely, it's creamy and delicious. But if you still don't believe me you'll just have to visit and try one!
Posted by Alicia at 2:33 PM