Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chickens Growing

It's been a months since we brought home our week old chicks. They sure have changed!!! We don't know for sure yet, but we are afraid we probably have at least one rooster in the mix, maybe as many as three. (We wouldn't mind, but our neighbors probably would, so if there's a boy amongst the sisters, he will have to get shipped off to a real farm.)

All five babies love to crawl up in my lap and snuggle down, but I don't have a picture of that (yet) because I can never get up to reach a camera with a lap full of poultry!

The End

Friday, April 15, 2011


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Monday, April 4, 2011

Musical Genius?

Bad news: My 108 year old piano has had the ivory keys defaced.

Good news:
My 5-year-old can properly identify the A-G keys from one end of the piano to the other.
I didn't know he even knew the concept of a musical scale, much less the ability to properly identify (and mark) every key.

In the interest of full disclosure I must admit that one octave reads "A, D, C, D, E, F, G," but out of an entire 52 white keys, I'm chalking that up to classic 5-year-old reversal and still saying he correctly marked the entire keyboard.

Thank you for the 25 Facebook comments worth of helpful cleaning advice, especially the non-allergenic options that are safe for antique ivory, when this first happened last week.

I think I've decided to leave the piano as marked, as part of our family legacy. I'm posting these pictures at my Mom's request. ;)