1 First Asparagus!
Glenn noticed the first asparagus peaking out from under the soil last week. We watched it every day, waiting for that perfect moment to harvest it. It survived chickens, dogs and gophers and it had one more day to grow. Then the poor asparagus met Oliver. Oliver came running in the house yelling, "I found the most awesomest asparagus for Pearl! She will love it!" In his dirty hands was our first green vegetable. Pearl really did love it. She is now a huge fan of asparagus.
2. Goat Riding
I think the photograph speaks for itself. Hopefully this will convince Glenn we need a pony.
3. Pasture Camping
We haven't had a chance to go camping since Pearl was born, so we thought it would be fun to put up the tent in the front pasture. Here is Pearl watching the Discovery Channel on our flat screen TV.
Pearl and Oliver lounged and played in the tent for hours. Oliver is spinning with Pearl in the picture below.
4. Raising Chickens
The chicks have been a source of hours of entertainment. We moved them into their newest home yesterday.
5. Hiking with OliverOliver wanted to show Pearl "Golden Pond" this morning, so we put on our hiking shoes and walked to the back of the property. The wildflowers, frogs and lizards are out and the stream was flowing. It made for a beautiful walk.
They finally made it to Golden Pond!
I'm sure one day riding on goats and hiking will get old for Pearl. Her fantasy life may be in the big city or in some other country, who knows. I just hope when Pearl becomes an adult she will feel the same way about her childhood as Glenn and I feel about our own: it was happy and filled with love. I know that kind of life is possible in any setting.