Yesterday was our first day of work at our new house.
We started with the outside partly because it will get out of hand fast if we don’t and partly because we are still trying to decide the best place to begin on the house itself.
There is a small pasture across the driveway that the kids enthusiastically call their “meadow”. As Christopher worked to tame the edges of the meadow, Oliver explored its middle.
At one point Oliver came running out into the yard yelling something and kind of giggling. He had gotten too close to a baby bird and was chased away by its mamma and several other nearby birds! This interaction delighted him. It was perfect for a kid whose self-given nick name is “Turtle Boy” after the host of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman“!
Oliver and I walked back in together to photograph the baby. It was vigorous and determined as clung to whatever it could find in the sea of grass.
By the end of the day the lawn was mowed and the tall grasses looked like they had been steam rolled to the ground.
Progress was made, but it is hard to tell. 🙂