Here are a few of the fun things we did with the kids that we actually remembered to take some pictures of...
First, in June we went and rode horses at the neighbor's house. Our neighbor Lena is so good about getting the kids on her best trained ponies and horses. We planned to do a lot more of this through the summer, but between farm work and my work schedule it didn't happen more than a couple of times sadly.
Lena was great working with Ellie on leading Twix by the reins on her own.
Another day we took the girls fishing again at a local reservoir. Ellie's early fishing luck continued. We couldn't believe she caught this fish - before we even had all the kids out of the car! We decided it was a little Blue Gill.
Another fun hobby we had this summer was watching killdeer nests. Our first nest got destroyed, but this second one got marked so it would be safe. Then one day Mama killdeer was going nuts - which honestly is amazing to me to see to this day - doing the broken wing act. We went and checked the nest and sure enough it was empty!
Ever wonder what 144,000 lady bugs looks like? They fit into just two canvas bags... We had a weevil problem in one of our hay fields and Steve and Ray decided to try using ladybugs to kill the weevil where the timing wasn't right to spray insecticide. So, when the ladybugs arrived, it was a family affair releasing the lady bugs into the fields.
So, there are a few of our mini adventures from the first part of summer. We had a pretty fun June, even working around pipe and my swim lesson and guarding schedule.