Shake the hand of those who feed you

I thought I’d have a few more delurkers. I’ll forgive you. It was the weekend and spring break and I’ve been a little boring. Really. It’s ok.

Our vacation was fantastic but a little short. Short as in time wise, but also in the bed we slept in. We’re broke so we stayed with some friends and their guest bed is a futon. Futon+6’4″ husband=cranky. Sadly, the futon was the only thing the entire weekend I didn’t take a photo of.

The weekend started with a lovely lunch with Suzanne and the kids. Her children joined us too. We were treated to home made bread, wonderful soups and delicious mac and cheese. The children toured us around the house and took us to see all their animals. Dandy and Chickadee tried to teach the boy to jump off of a giant spool, but my child was having no part of that. He did succeed in rolling around in dirt and goat poop. This was not the last of the animal feces my child would roll about in.

From there we drove south to Sam and Cari’s. They live in a great house on 5 acres out in the Farkleberries. Complete with cat, fish, giant dog that looks like a sheep and a horse. We spent our first evening doing what we always do with Sam and Cari. Drinking and playing cards. This is the couple that we would invent random drinking games with. (consequently, I don’t recommend drinking Uno unless everyone is drinking the same drink. reverse can be a little hazardous.) We added taking stupid photos of each other to the festivities.

Cari had a conference to attend all day Saturday so she abandoned me with a bunch of boys the entire day. We drove around in Sam’s giant truck mowing down up river Skagit county folk. (if by mowing down you mean going to Best Buy and eating Teriyaki then yeah… that)

We did do our “country” duty and visited a farm. The trusty husband had read about this farm and figured since we were within spitting distance we should check it out.

Thus we ventured into the farmland to visit Skagit River Ranch. We browsed through the farm store, bought beef and eggs, pet the dog and had a nice chat with the lady inside. Since we brought along the token child she asked the guy in the egg room if he had any baby chicks. No, but he did have a baby goat. Close enough.

I took the child to the potty for the second time and come out to find myself abandoned in the Toolies on a farm. Come to find out the guy from the egg room is George the owner. He took the trusty husband and Sam back to the garage to get the goat. Out come my husband and Sam carrying a 6 week old goat. And to think I didn’t get a photo of that either.

We pet the goat, talked to George and the boy rolled around in some more animal feces. Good time was had by all. Although my truck still smells like chicken shit.

Since we went all the way to Skagit County to see flowers we did the token daffodil field photos. Tulips aren’t blooming yet so we might take a trip in a few weeks when they start.

We spent Saturday night again drinking and playing more cards and taking more stupid photos of each other. Oddly, the majority of the stupid photos are of me.

Sunday found us packing up a little early and stopping by the outlet mall. I slobbered over some handbags and bought the child a few things.

All in all it was a great weekend. Not exactly relaxing, but fun. There were too many photos to link so here they all are in a slide show.

13 Comment

  1. Lauri says: Reply

    Love the pic of the boy with the flowers… and when did you get a hair cut and why you no bloggy about that… hmmmm?

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    Awesome weekend. Now, if I were a pair of shoes….I would probably be a pair of cheapo rubber boots from Wally World, covered in mud and deer poop. Oh the excitement of my life.

  3. Looks fun!! Love your hair. I didn’t delurk, because, for the life of me, I couldn’t think of a shoe that would describe me. I like to think I would be a sexy, black patent leather stiletto. But I’m probably more along the lines of something made by Dr. Scholls. Does Dr. Scholls make a stiletto? Didn’t think so. See? I live in a fantasy world.

    Anyway, glad that a good time was had by all!!

  4. Looks like a fun weekend!

  5. Kris says: Reply

    I would have delurked and posted what kind of shoes I am (funky rhinestone flipflops), but for some reason there was no form to post comments?!?

    Glad you had a good weekend away. Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

  6. Jenny says: Reply

    Your HAIR!!! Soo cute, perfect for summer!

  7. glad to read you had a fun weekend 🙂

  8. Goat poop is just hay in a new earthier form you know. It’s the poop of carnivores that really grosses me out.

    When you get a minute, care to fix my link?



  9. mom says: Reply

    Fun!! Getaways always bring back a certain freshness to life. Flower pictures were magnificent, too bad about the tulips. It all goes to show… you don’t have to go far from home to have fun. Oh yea…and I have more pictures to steal. Ha!!!

  10. I love the new lay out… very cool! Now beauty… I switched over to Larenim and Mychelle skincare and make up a while back. It is completely free of all toxins and safe enough for your skin that you can sleep in it (although I have no idea why anyone would want to.) (Also to help you remember the name brand: Larenim is mineral spelled backwards. There are several websites that help you research your favorite products to see if they contain any bad stuff try: or

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