Well hello everyone from lovely Pasco, WA.
Had a great easter with all 7 of the grandkids, and the grown stepkids and spouses. My kids loved the easter egg hunt with the grandkids. Hubby even did great concidering his ex-wife (my fellow chicken fanatic and our good friend) His ex mom in law and her hubby and 2 of his ex brother in laws were there too. YIKES!!!!!! He stayed in the kitchen and helped to cook the meal so he didn't have to deal with the ex bro in laws. No yelling or screaming so it was an awesome holiday. Kids went back to school today after having last week as spring break.
Today made hubby's 34 yr old agoraphobic, highly opinionated, annoying son cough up his rent money and took him to the store to get him to get food for himself so he will quit eating all of our 2 kids treats and leaving empty packages in the freezer. Oh now that was fun
Got home, hubby went to work and 34 yo went back to his apartment/room and hid. So me and my 2 kiddos went out to do some planting in the garden... my 8 year old son who knows not to bother animals w/o an adult there decided to pet one of my quail. So he opened the cage and one quail jumped out and got promptly caught by our bird dog (a brittany) who thought it was a toy to toss up in the air. Poor quail died and now I only have the one. Oh I was so mad. It was my female quail who just started to build a nest type area in the cage. Now I only have 1 boy coturnix quail. ugh... I did manage to not kill the dog but put him on his chain for the rest of the night. It just makes me so mad and not sure who to be mad at...
Realized that the dog is trained to get birds like quail and ducks but beings there are no puncture marks on the quail I don't think he bit it to death probably just gave the poor thing a heart attack. and the dog definately needs to have more training especially on dropping things when told... not just sit there with a dumb look on his face.
So to get in a better mood I took my 6 mud puppies (rouen ducklings) put a lot of water in the corner tub of mine and let them swim and enjoy. It was so much fun to watch them play in the water. Now to just clean my tub before hubby gets home in the morning lol.