Books, Games and Mud.
This week was very busy. We have had friends in the casita. Their names are Molly and Gary.
Molly brought me some spanish books. She knows I have to learn spanish because she reads this blog! She is really good at picking books for kids because she used to be a book seller. These are just a few of the books she brought for me.
We had three days of rain. It just kept coming down. When it does, the dirt and mud come into the canal and then drop into the sediment ponds. So it was time to clean the sediment ponds this week. My dad, Jonathon and I did it. Unfortunately, my boot got stuck while I was shoveling and I ended up falling in the mud. It was like incredibly stinky quick sand.
I read about how to survive quick sand in my worst case survival book. It says to lay down a stick or branch and hold on to it and to spread you body as big as you can so you are kind of floating on the top. I tried to lay my shovel down but it wasn't really deep, and I didn't really sink down so I guess it wasn't quick sand, just mud.
We talked to the people at the feed store about our white chickens. They told us they are definitely meat chickens - for eating, not laying eggs. They also said we needed to to butcher them soon or their hearts would explode. Their bodies are to big for their hearts. The chickens are 14 weeks old. We were supposed to butcher them when they were 8 weeks. The feed store also said they wouldn't lay eggs but I noticed when I picked up the eggs this week that there have been some very small eggs too. They're called pullet eggs. They are usually the first eggs layed by hens. Like practice eggs.
My dad said on Monday, him and Martin and Jonathon are going to butcher them. I think its very sad. My dad says if we don't, their hearts will explode anyway and nothing good will have come from their lives. If we butcher them, then several families will have food because of them. It makes more sense that way, but its still sad.
Peter and Jo were still here too. When they first got here, I got to teach them how to play Quirkle. Then, when Molly and Gary were here too, we all played together while my parents made dinner. It was Molly's first time playing Quirkle. She is now a Quirkle shark.
Molly and Gary and Peter and Jo are gone now. But we have new guests in the casita for two days. Emmie and Tim. They're from England and have really cool accents. They sound just like our friend Kevin. I think Bobbie understands them better.
Its getting better with the wild cats. I can now hold one of them and the other one almost lets me pet her. She always changes her mind and runs off when I get really close. This one is Saladin.
And here is the interesting insect of the Blog. I think its some type of Beetle. There are lots of different Beetles here.
1/22/2018 01:19:55 pm
Hi Q -
1/22/2018 03:43:18 pm
Wow, a starring role. We really enjoyed getting to know you better and are looking forward to seeing you in July. I really like Quirkle and like playing it with you.
1/23/2018 10:46:31 pm
Well Q man, you sure stay busy! That was very true about what you said about quick sand and mud could be even more dangerous than quick sand, but you have the right idea. Its always best to work in at least two people teams just in case you , fall down. Each and every day you are learning so many things, like the chickens. Remember, everything in the world has a purpose, we just need to find out what they are.
1/26/2018 06:46:21 am
What a great blog of yours. Although you had a busy week, it seems like you still enjoyed yourself. Like you, I also have to learn to speak in Spanish as well. And in addition, the pictures of some books that Molly gave you were quite interesting and fun especially the La sirenita. They really caught my attention because I am a book lover myself. On the other hand, since you have mentioned something about rain, I don't know why, but I don't like having rain because I can't do the things I want to do and it was so hassle for me. But of course, change is the only constant thing in this world that is why I am sure that this feeling that I have about rain will still change.
1/26/2018 01:09:14 pm
Hey Q, glad you like your reading hammock.. sounds like your having so much fun! Can't wait to meet the cats next time I come visit. How Bobbi with the cats? Does she like them ? have you been playing your game I got you too? I'm sure mama wants you to learn more and not play it haha
1/26/2018 01:45:29 pm
Hello Q Man! Good thing you have a survival manual, because it looks like you live in a place with a few hazards. Glad your language lessons are going well, and that people are helping you out.
1/29/2018 05:35:52 pm
Another great blog post Q, thank you. I love seeing you guys working hard cleaning the sediment pond, it brings back good memories for me. Give Bobbie a hug for me, thanks ;)
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