Monday, March 29, 2010

Just call me Florence Nightingale

The Florence Nightingale of animals, that is.

Being a friend of all animals great & small has is pros and cons. Ever since I was a little girl, I've been bringing in the injured, the sick, and the dying. I've been rescuing those in distress. Whether it has feathers or fur, wings or a tail, I have always been there to save the day.

Sometimes it makes me feel like more of a superhero than it should (my husband is the REAL superhero!), but if I can help or rescue or rehabilitate a tiny, innocent creature...I'll be there to save the day.

On a side note: you start to look at your dog a little differently after he's had an itty bitty baby bunny in his mouth...

I found 5 little tiny, newborn bunnies in a little burrow (dug by the mother) in what seems to now be a small animal branch & twig sanctuary in our back yard. Buddy found one first - the little thing was still alive, thank goodness - and I found the rest and took them to a local vet.

Some of the mothers fur and grass that was in the burrow:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In Spring We Begin Anew

Matt and I have been trying very diligently to incorporate more environmentally friendly ways of living into our daily routines. We feel like our generation is being called to a greener, nature driven way of life. (I will use Jenna - Cold Antler Farm - as a prime example of this: We have a yearning for a large, delicious veggie filled garden. We want to make our own soap (regular & laundry) and household cleaners. We want to use cloth diapers for our future little ones. We want to bring back a bygone era of living off the land. We want to teach the next generation how to care for this one world of ours.

We're starting with baby steps...but we're doing it.

Our first purchase was everything necessary for starting seeds. There are a few pictures on our last blog taken the night we planted them. Here they are just about two weeks later:

Here is our biggest (literally) purchase yet:

A rain barrel!

And as a special treat, because it's my favorite time of year, here are our irises starting to show their pretty little leaves:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Life in March

Life goes by so fast and one of the ways that I catch it's most interesting, intimate moments is by taking photographs. The photos in the slideshow below are all from this month, March. The slides begin with our anniversary weekend in Kansas City (March 5th-7th) and end with our drive home from David's graduation, in Denver, this past weekend. Enjoy! :o)