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Life in the country

I’m sure many of you folks out there live in the country.  If you do, you probably already know there’s a surprise around every corner.  I’m really not exaggerating either (for those of you living in the city).  On any given day, Ty is at the door with frogs, lizards, worms, and other creepy crawly things wanting to bring them in for me to see.  If you’re not into this stuff, I completely understand.  But, somehow, I was blessed with little boys.  Oh, believe me, I’m not complaining.  In fact, I’m not really sure I’d be able to handle little girls…unless, of course, they didn’t like pink and were able to get dirty now and then without squealing.  I’ve never been a girly girl if you know what I mean.  I was always the tomboy in the bunch playing every sport imaginable and loving to be outside.  I’m definitely not afraid to get dirty – although my husband may disagree a bit.  When I say get dirty, I really mean getting dirty while playing – NOT WORKING!  That’s different, of course.

So, anyway, last night was no different from any other night.  We were all outside enjoying the nice weather, driving our golf cart through trails in the woods, listening to music, visiting with the neighbors, and various other things when we discovered these…

is he not the absolute cutest thing ever…so cuddly…
This big guy wasn’t shy at all.  We actually brought him in the house to crawl around the living room so the kids could get a really close look at him.
Josh says there’s a trick to telling the age of a turtle, but we couldn’t remember what it was.  Anyone have a clue?

Meet Pearl.
She’s the old gal dog next door who loves to come visit us from time to time.  AND then, there’s our sweet Josie who has decided it’s more fun at Pearl’s house and pretty much stays there most of the time…luckily they like having her around.
She’s getting a little gray, too.  But she sure is a pretty girl, isn’t she…
I don’t have a photo of Zipper (our black lab) to share today since she’s usually riding in the golf cart with us.  If we hop out so does she and the second we’re back in, she’s right there with us…Big turkey – who would’ve thought a dog liked riding shotgun in a golf cart.
Okay, so maybe these last six photos weren’t taken here on our land.  They were taken at Bella’s birthday party at the little country zoo down the street.  But, you never know what might show up around here.  I’m just keeping you guessing a bit.  After all, we did catch 4 tadpoles, a couple of toads, a snake (tiny one), and the baby rabbit and turtle all in one evening. 

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  • cynthia - May 9, 2008 - 7:08 pm

    ok…what is that “thing” under the photo of the white rabbit?
    i had no idea!

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