Life is in full swing around here and it doesn't look like things will be slowing down anytime soon.

A few of our hens have started laying eggs. They haven't figured out the nesting boxes yet, so my current favorite morning chore is searching for eggs. It's actually more like an afternoon chore since they don't lay until about 10:00 or later. We find them all afternoon long. Here's Marsh. He's one of the two roosters that are left. A few days ago after we fed some scraps to the chickens Mason said, "bye Marsh, have a nice weekend." I don't know where he comes up with this stuff.

Speaking of the big boy....he officially gave his crib to Emma and now sleeps on his big boy bed. We just put the mattress on the floor for now, which is a good thing because we find him sound asleep in the middle of his room quite often. He's a roller. The first night he wasn't so sure about it once we said our prayers and turned off the light. I rubbed his back for a few minutes, but left before he was asleep. The next night I laid down next to him and after about 30 seconds he said, "you can go into the living room now, mama." Geez...thanks. I am thrilled about the easy transition though.

We got about 8 inches of snow this weekend. The snow-covered peaks are just beautiful. Mason bundled up and played outside for quite a while on Saturday. He loves the outdoors.

Emma had her 6 month check-up on Friday. I got to meet my cousin Lacy for breakfast. We had some of the best chai ever and chatted the morning away while Emma made squaking noises at everyone coming in for their morning coffee. She's weighing in at 16 pounds.

I snuck in a couple hours of working on my portfolio this weekend. I made up for it by sewing with a friend and starting a good book.

Ryan and I are making our way through three boxes of apples, tons of green tomatoes and piles of acorn squash. We pulled everything out of the greenhouse since it got to 34 degrees the other night and pulled all of what was left in the garden. We're trying lots of new recipes, so as not to waste any of the produce. We have lots of seedlings for our fall greens ready to transplant into the greenhouse. As soon as we quit building towers that is.

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