Saturday, April 7, 2018

Chicks, chilling, and changing the world

Chicks, chilling, and changing the world.  Here's what I mean by that: 

~ Chicks because of all the little feathered friends we are raising (and who are being babysat by our big dog Raka)...

~ Chilling because of jumping into insanely cold creek water (not me, but my crazy teenage sons)...

~ Changing the world (by sharing your wisdom and passion and lifting your voice)...

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Now for the chilling part:  We live in the beautiful wilderness in the Pacific Northwest.  Our creeks and rivers are freezing cold this time of year.  

Last week, our family went to one of our scenic rivers just a couple of minutes from our house, because we wanted to collect cottonwood buds for infusing in oil. It makes great medicine.

It was a cold day, with a seven-minutes and 42-seconds sun break.  During this time, my oldest son Kai decided to strip down and jump into the creek.  Clad with wool layers, mittens, hat and scarf, I watched in horror as he didn't just jump in once, but twice.

Naturally, his two-years-younger brother had to follow suit, what with keeping up the manly kind of dumb stuff they do.  So Luke jumped in, too.  I have it all on video, and his scream as he stumbles out of the chilly water is ear-splitting priceless.

You see the snow-capped mountains in the background? Yeah.

Lastly, but not leastly: Chicks.  Oh, we love those little babies.  They grow into adulthood in approximately three days, so you have to take advantage of their fluffy tiny-ness while it lasts.

For the first two weeks of their lives, they lived in our upstairs bathroom.  Our dog Raka was absolutely fascinated with them, and since she's used to feathered things and has never bothered them before, I decided to let her be a babysitter, mostly because she gets to lick their poopy droppings off the floor.

And she takes her role seriously.  The chicks like to come up to her and peck her nose, or hop onto her back.  She endures it all, enjoys it even.

My daughter's friends like to come over and play with the chicks.  We indulge them, because it gives us an excuse to head to the bathroom and play with them, too.

Hope you are having fun out there!

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  1. Oh, such beautiful pictures! Your boys are CRRAZY! 😂 such a treat for the girls, baby chicks. Love seeing Raka’s reactions. Thanks for sharing! 😃

  2. Just love your blog and see that you are quite the expert at Homesteading. We live in the PNW as well in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and have just started to Homestead and would love to maybe visit your farm if that is possible. Almost everyone that are homesteaders are on the East Coast or down south and so I'm just so thrilled to have found you. Our property is only 15 acres but our backyard is the Nat'l forest so we are on year three of living here trying to clear the land and build a subdivision with our four adult daughters and their families. We are about 2 weeks away from the county accepting our plans for the subdivision and two of my daughters can start building their houses. We are currently working on our 1/3 acre garden and getting it fenced as the deer and elk like eating everything. Please let me know if you would be willing to let us see how you operate your homestead. Thanks, Teresa


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