I try to keep the boys two to three days a week, maybe not all day, but enough that they aren’t responsible for getting meals all the time or just sitting in the house. They may sit in my house but that is just better somehow. Anyway, we went fishing and to the zoo the last couple of weeks. We have also played with water balloons and cooked and went to the store. Little things but it keeps the boys pretty happy. We are looking for more things that don’t cost a lot too. After all, there are only four weeks left before school starts. The hard part is having the age difference. Eight and fourteen are pretty different.
So fishing. We do this every summer and this year the weather was just perfect. Not too hot!
And gets rewarded first with a catfish. No, we do catch and release and I am on the lookout for some snelled barbless hooks. We had to cut three hooks off the line and I just hate it. I have found the hooks but not snelled. May have to learn how to do it myself. How peaceful.And then Zane got one! Yea. Zachary ended up with three and Zane one. One of our resident swans.See you have to have snacks to fish.This is really nice.
This week we went to the zoo. It is a small zoo but they are improving it all the time. I was surprised the boys wanted to go but I think it is just a nice out of the house activity. And it was a beautiful cool morning and the zoo is in fantastic shape. All the animals look sleek and healthy.
Monkeys are always our first stop. We used to have a bunch including babies buy we found out these three are all males. So no babies even though one is so fat he looked pregnant. Very well fed!They were like the Three Stooges following each other everywhere.The lemurs were in rare form with their screaming. Whew. They were noisy.We love the lions. They were so content and quiet – for a little bit anyway. When they roar they shake the ground at the zoo.We have three black bears. They are behind a plexiglass enclosure so you get a pretty good clear look at them.Watching the bears.I want a coat from this fur. The second tiger is even sleeker. Beautiful animals.Both foxes were sleeping. This one is red and the other is grey. Cute little fellows. We usually have coyotes but the enclosure was being redone so not sure if we don’t have them anymore or they are just waiting.Bobcats. Three last I could see.Checking out the wallabies. One red one and one small dark grey.These are new. Pretty colors. Not a good picture.Not ocelots. These are servals. They are just darling.This sheep is kind of hard to spot on the rocks. They are even harder to see in the wild!Buffalo of course. There were four total, and two or three elk and a couple of antelope.And our huge turtle. We used to have two but I only spotted the one. Such old men.
That’s all. For now. Thanks for visiting!