Sunday, April 25, 2010

Earth Day pictures

Earth Day

I saw a mother goose that was going to have goslings. She was sitting on a nest at Eastgate Park. But when Tracey tried to pick up an empty bag near the nest the mother goose just stood up and hissed. She had a bunch of eggs she was keeping warm.
We were at Eastgate Park for a clean up and picnic. We picked up some bottles, and plastic and yucky cigarette butts.
The best part was seeing the goslings with their parents in the pond. We threw bread to them, and fish and turtles ate the bread, too. There were eight babies.
My brother grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and we ate salad and brownies, too. It was lots of fun. Lisa and her daughter Lauren were there. And Margie and Andrew and Austin. Tracey and her daughter Cynthia rode their bikes over. Kirsten brought her dog, Tyler. Marley would have just tried to chase the geese, so we left him at home. Ryan and Allen were there, too.
By the time we left it was pretty dark out, and we accidentally took a couple of bags of trash home!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tracey Woodward has a farm....

Wednesday I got to visit Tracey, who lives close to us. She has four chickens! The one on her head is named Rocky.
Tracey was holding Rocky when all of a sudden Rocky started flapping her wings and hopped up on Tracey's head. Luckily she didn't try to lay an egg up there!
The chickens lay eggs every day, and the eggs are all different sizes, just like the chickens. In the other picture Tracey is holding Sara Redneck, a pretty little bantam hen who lays really tiny eggs.
I think it would be a lot of fun to have chickens. But I'm a little worried about what Marley would do. My mom has to hang on to the leash for dear life when he sees a rabbit or goose in our neighborhood.