Some springtime firsts we’ve been experiencing:

*We’ve had our first listening of  the peepers singing their Welcome Back Spring song.

*Summer saw her first black squirrel ever!

*We put our first things in the ground!  Peas!

(Uh, and lettuce and spinach.  I promised myself I would NOT do a garden this year…too much going on with the new house, moving, etc.  We shall see.)

*We saw our first black bear out of hibernation….in our compost pile!

*We’ve had our first cruises “the back way” to Grandpa Steve’s and Grandma Connie’s!

*We had our first pigeon chicks hatch, and sadly, die.

*We’ve had our first gum vs. hair event.  (Which included a first haircut with a utility knife!)

*Today was the first bare feet day!!

*Daddy and John had their first springtime telehandler cruise.

*We’ve tasted the first green things that have come up!  (Even if they were only chives!)

*Summer got her first sunburn of the year.  (Oops.  Those April winds sure are deceiving.  I wouldn’t have thought it was a sunburn kind of day!)

*We colored our first Easter eggs!

They took the color quite nicely, considering they were brown to start!

About linzie2

Daughter. Wife. Mama. Homebirther. Lactivist. Nurse. Healer. Educator. Aspiring homesteader. Gardener. Tea drinker. Enviromentalist. Seamstress. Photographer. One happy camper!
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7 Responses to …Firsts…

  1. thewildsidepets says:

    The eggs look lovely Linzie! What are you using to die them? (Anything special?)

    • Cari Aida says:

      Weird… don’t know how I was “logged in” as the pet store… must not have logged out of the gmail account. Whoops!

      • linzie2 says:

        I think you’ve commented under the pet store email before. But I knew it was you anyway 😉

        We just used regular ol’ food coloring. I’ve done natural dyes before with onion skins, turmeric, beets and blueberries but I really just wanted a quick fun project for the morning. Just easier to pull out the dye!

  2. Cory says:

    What a great life you have going! And I love the stripes on the Easter Eggs. How did you do that?

    • linzie2 says:

      I cut thin strips of masking tape. I think electrical tape would have worked better but I couldn’t find any. (It was hard to get the tape to go smoothly around the egg.)

      • You can draw on the eggs with wax crayon too (to create areas that don’t take the colour) and then heat it and rub off with a paper towel.

      • linzie2 says:

        Oh yes! When i couldn’t find the electrical tape, I looked for crayons. LOL, couldn’t find them either (is that even possible? I know we have about one million crayons!) so I tried to masking tape. Voila!

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