Look at them in their new school shoes, ready to go! Today was Gus' first day in elementary and Abe's classroom visit; tomorrow will be Abe's first full day of school. It's such an exciting time and a little sad for the mom of course, but not at all for the kids; as it should be I suppose.
Other firsts, my mom's dog got another chicken and Gus' Sapphire would appear to be a rooster. So...
These we've brought to our house and are keeping in a dog kennel until they are bigger. We are handling them every day so that they will grow up more tolerant to small people in their space and to being petted (Although really, treats are the way to make that happen! So I guess we're also going to be raising soldier fly larvae for our chickens; more on that later.). We thought we'd go and buy an older hen but no one could resist the little chicks.
And Gus' first time roller skating!
I think I could accurately have been described as a roller rink rat in my early teen-age years. I lived for Friday nights and roller skating. It was so much fun, and I was never a particularly good skater either. Next time I'm renting skates and hitting the floor too!