Thursday, June 3, 2010

Projekt Oyster Garden

This Memorial Day Weekend brought on a projekt we've wanted to do for a while which is to start some oyster seeds and watch them grow. We started the day with Grandpa and Grandma at the shellfish farm where we picked out 1000 baby oysters. On the way home we stopped at the local bakery for some treats, then headed down to the beach to put all these little oysters in their new homes. We had a great low tide to work with on Saturday. They will grow to harvestable size in 12-18 months and in the meantime do their job of filtering the waters of Puget Sound.
It will be fun to watch them grow!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chew Toy Bliss

Special Directions from Mark and Bebeth:
"Just don't let Kuja chew on the purple handle of
the ' Tug-of-War' toy!"
It looks like that's the best part!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Walk in the rain

Had a great walk in the rain at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful fall colors and big changes to the delta dynamics. There is a big celebration, opening, and unveiling of the new dike system on Thursday the 12th of November.

Friday, October 9, 2009

I spy goats!

Sabine's first hike to see the golden larch trees
on the Ingall's Lake trail.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Close Call

I was working on the patio yesterday afternoon with the chickens all free-roaming in the yard and out of the sky came a bird of prey. Heard the commotion and then saw the predator fly off as all the chickens scattered. It took Lilly and me 30 minutes to go find them all and put them back in their coop. They hide very well when frightenend. No one got hurt, it was a near miss thank goodness!

Here's a picture of the scene of touch down.
Never a dull moment!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Red Book, Black Book, and New Book

For those of you that have traveled with Grandpa Bob, you know where your favorites are. As for Maren, Julia, the "air compressor", and Grandpa Ted, we missed both your company and added volume.

A view into the goings on around a paddle camp on Hand Island

A week of perfect weather made this one of the rare camps where a tarp was not a central camp fixture and gathering area.