|"Papa" reads to his little girls|
We spent quite a lot of our time outside, too. In the morning we looked after the chickens and the girls got a chance to feed the birds some scratch. They 'helped' fill the feeder and put down some more shavings for bedding. We have some rubber boots for them to wear while they are here, and they love to put them on and go the "farm".
|They love the chickens! They weren't too sure about them eating out of their little hands, though.|
|Like most little ones, they love to help. Time to get more feed!|
|Time to add some pine shavings to the coop!|
After that we went down to the garden and to let them do a little harvesting. There wasn't much ready, but we made sure they got to pick what they could. They were especially excited to hunt for pea pods that were full and ready to pick. There were a few picked that didn't quite make the cut, but we still had a ball.
We also went to out to eat a real sit down restaurant, did some shopping for chicken feed and a few groceries. Finally, because we're Gramma and Papa, we took the girls to Diary Queen.
|Two little girls' first garden harvest. It didn't take the younger one long to discover peas fresh out of the pod are yummy!|
No hot summer day is complete without a little time spent cooling off. Gramma and Papa were spectators for this sport. We also had one of the sprinklers set up for them to play in. It was so much fun watching!
|Heaven and Harmony discover the water right out of the hose is a little chilly!|
|They wanted a water slide and set one up for themselves. They did have a good time with it!|
|And so it begins!|