Animals Chickens

Baby Chickens

Our First Chickens!!

Well I finally decided to go ahead with it and get some chicks today. I wasn’t sure I was going to get them this year with going to LA twice and being gone a long time for my wedding. So I researched and talked to a lot of people that have chickens and I was assured they were very low maintenance so whoever house-sits for me wont have a hard time taking care of them.

I decided to get 5 as sometimes they don’t all lay at once and I use about 2 eggs minimum a day so I figured if I get extras I will give them to mom. I went with a variety of colors but made sure they were all good layers and friendly. We decided to give them fun farm names too…. so far the black is Buttercup (named by a friend), I named the yellow one Daisy, and still not sure on the golden ones. Ashton’s favorite is the muti-colored brown one, I said she looks like a hawk so that name seems to be sticking. So if anyone has any fun names please throw them my way.

Right now they are in a big box which will hold them for a few months while we build a coop. One of our many summer projects!!


Ashton's favorite, Hawk

Rosco Snow

It Snowed in April!

Yes it did. It snowed yesterday, and today. Yesterday’s snow actually stayed for about 12 hours. Today’s snow melted almost instantly.

In this picture you can see the snow, our hammock, Rosco, and our two closest neighbors (those are both 2 1/2 story buildings).

Rosco, Snow and our Neighbors!

Heres a picture of the mountain behind our house today, as I was driving back home from town.

Snowing in April!


Animals Mocha Rosco


New Puppy!

Anna has been talking about getting a dog for over a year, but we’ve never had a yard big enough for one. The day after we moved into our new house, Anna tells me that she’s going to stop by the pound and see if there are any puppies. I’ve never had a dog and can’t wait.

At about 11 o’clock, I get a phone call on my cell from a Montana number I don’t know. It turns out to be a friend of Buddy’s (Anna’s step-dad) who has a puppy that needs a home!

To make a long story short, he arrives at our house within an hour with our new puppy!

Meet Rosco!


He’s a German Shepard, Rottweiler mix. (Body structure of a German Shepard, coloring and fur of a Rottweiler, and the intelligence of both.) He is such a fast learner and a great listener! We don’t have to tell him anything more than twice. He always learns on the second.


What Rosco didn’t know was that we have a cat named Mocha and she’s not used to dogs.

Meet Mocha!

But Mocha is very curious about this new family member, and has been slowly getting used to him. As long as Rosco isn’t looking at her, she feels safe:

Mocha Sneaks up to get a sniff of the new dog.

Rosco Adopted our family immediately. When his owner drove off, he didn’t even notice. Anna has taken him everywhere and he loves every minute of it.


Animals Mocha Snow

Mocha’s First Snow


It is so cold we got our first snow for the year up here. We couldn’t believe it last night all of a sudden the grass and plants were covered, we got about 5-6 inches! I feel bad for all the little kids cause it’s gonna be cold on Halloween. Oh and all those pretty flowers and plants are officially covered up and dead 🙁
Here are some cute pictures of Mocha in her first snow she really likes to play in it!