I love these people so much.

imageI forgot how much I miss having family.  How much I miss sitting around talking and laughing and reminiscing.  I have loved Justin from the minute he entered this world, and I am lucky that I get to be a safe harbor in the storm for his family.  Jenn and I stayed up late talking and woke up early for coffee.  Noah and I got to play a vicious game of Monopoly.  Nate and Ava giggled, laughed and played…reminding me just how awesome little kids can be.  Nate saying “hey guys, I got an idea.”  Ava peeking her head around the corner each morning while I got coffee ready.  Helping How I could to make sure they knew our home was safe for little kid ds and nothing mattered more than them having fun.  I cried when they said they were leaving.  I wish my family lived closer.  I need more days like thIs.  I would spend every minute I could with these people.

Thank you thank you thank you

you have no idea how much I appreciate the concern for my family, the offers of living space and goods to help keep my family safe.  I respect everyone’s choice to evacuate or stay, everyone I know in Florida knows they have a bed, a room or a house to stay in if they decided to leave while Irma does her thing.  I am forever grateful for my friends who prove once again how kind and giving they are and how we are forever bonded thru friendship and love.

Custer!

IMG_1072Our friends at Bramble Hollow had an extra nice rooster that needed a home.  We had been sitting the fence on another rooster, but this guy is easy going and has a bum leg.  Perfect for us.

IMG_1074We have been having issues with some bossy and jerky hens that make life miserable for the other hens.  So Custer to the rescue.

IMG_1076Our dominant hen was the first to try and show Custer who is boss, and well, she discovered it’s Custer.