Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Happenings

A lot can happen in a week.  

These . . . 

robin eggs
some of you asked if I edited this picture.  No, I did not, but only because I don't have enough skills to edit.

. . . can turn into 

baby robins
photo by Maddie


And one kill-deer egg in a nest can become one of four with a sitting mama.

Yes sir, lots can happen in a week.

My niece Maddie came to stay with us for nearly a week and during that time . . . 

Calvin and Maddie making chicken-fried venison steak

We lived regular life.  Maddie came with me to school and she helped in the kitchen, garden, and gathering the eggs.  In fact, she taught us how to hypnotize a chicken just in case we should ever have the need.

Maddie got the chicken to focus on her hand and then drew a line in the dirt over and over.  The hen's pupil got larger and smaller, larger and smaller depending on how close her finger was to it.  Eventually the chicken lay there motionless with her eyes open.  When Maddie clapped her hands the chicken got up and ran away.

Maddie and Calvin weeded the garden and planted a few more things and we had a wiener roast.  Then Calvin taught Maddie how to shoot a black powder gun.

This next week we're going to see Ty, Michelle, and Afton.  I can't wait to see that hair, smell her, and see those dimpled knees.

Lots can happen in a week.


Deidra said...

Looks like Maddie had a great time! Enjoy that sweet baby girl!

michelle said...

Those bird and egg photos are incredible!

Lucky girl to spend a week at your house.