Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Digging for thunder eggs.

Our 3 + hour drive to Bend last night was uneventful...except for a puking Kitsune during the last 30 minutes. Another major bonus to feeding your dog a raw diet, in addition to the healthier dog, cleaner teeth, almost nonexistent poops...is very little and totally non-smelly vomit. All the pro's are good, since it is a little more of a hassle and a bit more expensive to feed raw.
We got settled in and passed out around midnight...but were up bright and early to go digging for treasure.

A little funny from this morning....
While loading up the kids to hit the ranch. Jericho was of course not listening. When we all got in the car and spent 5 minutes telling him to get in Jason and I decide to start driving away without him. He started crying before we even got to the end of the driveway and the trio were yelling at us to not leave him. He got his little butt right in the car. Then Xander said "you guys almost left your son, do you want me to take you to Dr. Phil?" LMAO.

When we got to Richardson's Rock Ranch the kiddos we super excited to see peacocks and chickens roaming the grounds.

Once we got our equipment we drove out to a couple different digging sites. The place is HUGE, it takes almost 15 minutes just to drive from site to site.

Everyone got right into the swing of things.

It was a beautiful and hot day.

Jason and the kids did most of the hard work while I, um, documented ;)

Kitsune had a great time running all over.

Even did a little digging for thunder eggs herself LOL.

Driving from site to site we had a few close encounters with the bovine kind.




There were some pretty amazing views!

When the kiddos got a little bored with digging they had a blast exploring.


I could spend all day out here, but after a couple hours we had enough eggs....for now, we will be back.

We ended up with 10 lbs of eggs, we had a few cut open there but Jason is going to cut the rest open later.

I would say our hunt was a success, everyone passed out as soon as we got in the car LOL.
























We got to have dinner and a too short visit with Auntie Stacie before we headed home. Never again will we make a trip to Bend with less than a two night stay...that drive back to back is a killer. What a great trip though!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

School trip to OMSI.

The triplets school rented out OMSI for a private school wide field trip, it was awesome to have the whole place all to ourselves! We used to be members here and came a lot, but got kinda bored with the place so today's visit was our first in a couple years. Much more fun when you don't come all the time. Also a lot more fun now that the kiddos can do a lot more of the activities.

She almost made it the whole way without touching the sides.

Jason showing the kids one of the experiments.

Round and round.

All the kids LOVED this air machine. Paper cones were a flying.


Touching the critters was up next. Everyone touched the snake.


Next the Australian walking stick, this one is a female...apparently the males have wings and can fly. The only thing more gross than this bug would be one flying at me. I would much rather touch, hold or heck even kiss a snake than touch this thing. Glad my kids don't have my big icky bug hang ups LOL.

Though some liked it less than others...Jericho, my bug squisher by nature, only managed a couple seconds of hold time.

I think Haddie quite liked the bug, she held it for a long time.

Ewww this pics gives me the creeps LOL.

Lily Bugs turn.
She also liked looking at bugs under the microscope.

Always so much fun stuff to check out at OMSI.

Lots of interactive things too.




Everyone loved the mazes.







After almost 2 hours of fun we headed out to a beautiful sunset...and a 3 hour drive to Bend.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Easier chicken care.

Now that the princess have been booted out to their coop and run full time, YAY I was so tired of cleaning their brooders, Jason made me an awesome DIY feeder and water system.

Big Home Depot bucket, hose, PVC pipe and drip nipples.

Works great, the girls caught on to the nipples right away, and now I don't have to fill water dishes every day...and the water stays totally clean!
Got another Home Depot bucket plus a big planter tray and bolted them to each other, cut 4 or 5 holes around the bottom edges. It doesn't quite hold a full 40 pound bag but it's close.

The girls have been dealing with their first few days over 70 degrees...they are pretty hot, hopefully they will adjust soon. Poor things panting like dogs.

I got to get away for a few hours tonight for my friends Bday. I had a great time, up until it was painfully obvious I am too old to be out drinking like I am still 25 LOL.