After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DUCKS! Day 3

Guest blogger Grace is blogging about her attempt to hatch four duck eggs as her 4-H project.


On Sunday we put the 4 eggs in the incubator.

The eggs will take 28 days to hatch into ducks. I have to turn the eggs at least 3 times a day. My mom made me a duck egg turning chart. I put what time I turn them on diferant days. It doesn't matter when I turn my duck eggs. It  does matter that I turn them at least 3 times a day.

The temperature is suppose to be between 99 and 100 degrees F. If the eggs are cooler or hotter than that they won't hatch. I think it will be hard to hatch the eggs. I am glad I am not a mother duck so I don't have to sit on them!  

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Over the next few weeks I'm super pleased to have Grace join me as a guest blogger.  She is signed up for 4-H and is very excited to get some ducks for her poultry project.  We're also using it as a home school project.  I'll let her tell you all about it!



This morning we got four duck eggs from our neighbor and got our incubatur set up. I don't know how many ducks I am going to have though, because never count your chickens (or ducks) before they hatch!

When we got them they were really dirty and we weren't supposed to wash them but we washed them anyway because they were very very very dirty.  I used a pencil to put a X on one side and an O on the other side of each egg. I am supposed to turn them at least 4 times a day and the X and O help me keep track of turning them.

Super dirty eggs

Cleaner eggs.  Marked and with a chicken egg for comparison.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A sign from God

Tonight on the way home from town I happened to glance into the heavens.

Today, the heavens are smiling on me.  And it totally makes me smile. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sure sign of spring

Today it was sunny and 55, the kind of weather that draws my kids outside.

Grace came in yesterday and announced that there were 12 days until spring.  Based on the events of the last hour, I think I probably could have figured that out even if she wasn't quite as on top of it as she is. 

Daddy is taking them all to town tomorrow to make sure everyone has proper muck boots.  I think that's a good idea.