A Small Adventure
With preg checking mostly behind us, this week was dedicated to crazy costumes and recovering from cow work. It was homecoming week at school and this included daily themes for costumes for the kids. While on some days I struggled to find inspiration, I think Quinlan was great on “Class Theme” day as Harry Potter, Even though we owned no Harry Potter official paraphenalia, and Lorelei was the cutest hippie you ever did see on “Throwback” day.
The guys spent the week keeping the calves happy in their new homes and doing some small projects including fence work, paperwork and the like. The break in work couldn’t have come at a better time because the weather the last few days has been nothing but cold and rainy. We are even looking at getting snow this week. I’m not sure I’m ready for snow but, hey, neither was Montana, so I should probably just be thankful for small amounts of accumulation.
Last Sunday we took advantage of the nice weather that happened to fall on a weekend and went for a hike. Carol had a place in mind and so some us got together and went for a small adventure. Carol had heard tell of dinosaur bones on the top of a nearby ridge. A former owner of the place had told her he was building a road and stumbled upon a site of fossils. He had always meant to tell Carol where they were but unfortunately never got the chance. She was eager to see if any eyes, big or small, could spot a bone sticking out of the earth. We wandered along the top of the ridge, winding between the rock formations and juniper bushes, but alas, no luck.
While we didn’t get the chance to discover a new archeological site we did see some great views. I think the kids felt like they were on top of the world looking down over the edge. It was a perfect day for hiking around and getting into mischief. We had to teach the kids what juniper berries are good for: throwing at your loved ones, of course. I am so glad we took advantage of the good weather while we had the chance. I hope wherever you are you get some more nice days before you have to start bundling up for outdoor activities.