Monthly Archives: June 2016

Watch out France! She’s coming back!

Once again, Katherine is leaving us... for six weeks in France!! She left today from Rochester for Lyon, to see Manon and her wonderful family! Here she is on our doorstep with her brother's French flag. Saying "bon voyage" at Nana & Grandpa's house before leaving for the airport. Dad was the lucky one to…
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Erik Day!

Erik Day was full of fun. We received a call from the post office that our second batch of meat birds had arrived. This meant that we needed to move the "teenage" meat birds out of the enclosed coop and into the chicken tractor. A chicken tractor is a movable outside chicken coop. It allows…
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Historic Fort Snelling

In 1805, Zebulon Pike arrived in Minnesota with the mission of building a trading post. The site he settled on was the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. He purchased the 100,000 acres of land for $200 with of trade goods, a keg of whiskey and the promise of building the trading post. Fifteen…
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Shearing Day

"Rise and shine Erik ... It is Shearing Day!" The Alpacas and the llamas were corralled for their annual haircut. Erik and Harrison initially stood on the sidelines and watched the llamas get their trim. The llamas are much bigger animals than the alpacas and while they are fairly tame they can be intimidating. Zipster…
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