Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to an awesome husband and father. You are an awesome role model to our boys of what it means to be a man who loves his family and works hard for them. I pray that they follow your example when they grow up and create families of their own.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Time

After spending most of the spring in long pants and jackets, summer time is finally here! 

It's time to jury-rig our kiddie pool and water slide together to make a backyard splash park.

Time to slather the boys in sunscreen and kick them outside at 8am to make their own fun.

Time to make homemade popsicles out of orange juice.

Time to drape soaked swim trunks and beach towels on deck railings.

Time to fire up the fire-pit and stay up past bedtime making s'mores with kids.

Time to stay home all day with nothing to do and nowhere to go.

Time to sit on the deck swing in the dusk with my honey and talk about the day's events.

Time to have our family meals on the back deck.

I think summer is my new favorite season.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Because nothing compares with the electric-yellow yolk of a home-grown egg.

Because pastured, organic eggs can't be bought at the grocery store.

Because fresh eggs from pastured chickens is about 7 times healthier than store-bought eggs.

Because it puts us one step closer to sustainable living.

And because a friend had a rooster they were looking to get rid of...

We're getting chickens!

Starting to build the coop. Mark tells me this is called "framing". 

Benji "helping" build.

Almost complete...

Boys helping to paint. They actually painted all the red seen in this photo. They were awesome helpers. I just had to touch up a few spots they missed afterwards.

Here's a conversation I overheard while the boys were painting:
Ben: "Tommy, I'm done."
Tommy: "I don't think you're done. I think you're just tired of painting."
Ben: "Yeah, I'm tired of painting."
Tommy: "Well, I'm tired too, but I'm still doing it. You just need to do it!"


Tommy bonding with one of our baby chicks, currently being raised by Mark's mom.

Chicken secrets.

Stay tuned to find out what's next on the Knapp Farm!