Friday, April 27, 2012


Someone had her 31st  a birthday in April.  This certain someone also happened to go buy herself a camera for her birthday, from her husband of course.  He was there when she bought it so it was technically from him.  She has been taking a lot of pictures and experimenting and trying to understand how to use a camera that is more than a point and shoot.  Photography is always something I have wanted to learn more about.  I love taking photos and at one point (a very long time ago!) wanted to be a photo journalist.  Sometime in between wanting to be a doctor or a chef or a baker.  Yes, I wanted to be a baker.  I actually wanted to have a bakery with a soup kitchen that was supported by the wonderful goodies I baked all day.  Then I realized what time bakers have to get up in the morning.  So I became a mom and we all know mom's don't doctor, bake, cook, or get up early!  lol  All right back to the topic, my new camera.  Its a Canon Rebel T2i and I am so excited to learn more.  Now that the kids are older I may just be able to take some classes even.  So prepare for random posts full of photos of kids and trees and views and clouds and rocks and plants and anything else I happen to be standing next to when I feel the urge to play with my camera.

Birthday Tulips, my favorite

This one is also learning photography and is working
through the 4H photography curriculum.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

PNPA Poultry Show

We went to the Spring show of the Pacific Northwest Poultry Association last weekend.  Madeline loves attending this show and works really hard to get ready every year.  Marah showed as well this year.  It was a beautiful, sunny day.  We spent the day looking at all kinds of poultry, both girls participated in showmanship, visited with friends, and went the the great playground that is next to the fair grounds.

Congratulations to Madeline who won Reserve Champion in the Junior Showmanship Class.  Marah participated in the primary class and did an excellent job as well.

View from the fairgrounds

Marah with Snowgold 

Watching the primaries

Junior showmanship class

Showing the wing

She just heard the judge announce she won
reserve champion in showmanship.  

This is her "Don't take my picture" face

This year Maddy is showing chickens and a miniature donkey.  Marah is showing rabbits and chickens.  Michael is showing rabbits.  I never thought I would be the mom with a house full of animals.  At this time we have: 8 rabbits- 3 of which are pregnant and due in a week or so, 2 cats, 2 rats, 7 bantam show hens, about 15 (or so) bantam show chicks, 4 market pullets (Maddy's auction project), and 8 new laying hen chicks.

Do you have any animals in your house or out of your house?    

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring is Here!

Hello baby bunny!

Silver Seabright (Hope)
Soon to be Laying Hen
Mille Fleur d'Uccle

Tomatoes, Peppers, Flowers, and more!

Asian Pears

Baby Mini Rex (Thunder)
and Mama (Chocolate Chip)


Bantam show chicks for 4H projects

It must be spring here at Lally.  
Baby chicks, baby rabbits, and baby plants!  

What has your spring been filled with?