These pictures are all from sometime in May. This post is my attempt to do a little blogging catch up.
I'll start with a llama because there can never be too many llama pictures.
We went to Llama magic that was held at a fair grounds in the cities.
At Llama Magic you can buy fiber and llamas in the same buildings. It was good we didn't bring the trailer with because there were some adorable crias for sale that might have found their way home with us.
Mother's Day we traveled up the road to see how high the water in the Mississippi River was and how fast it was flowing over the dams. FAST!
At one park the kids couldn't resist climbing on their unique play equipment.
Stopped at the dam where we usually go fishing. This support has a huge ledge around it that you have to climb up on to, now you couldn't even get close to it.
The mist was so high that we couldn't see across to the other side.
Helmets Required took a trip up to the Hinkley Fire Museum. This is a place has a fascinating story.
First thing rebuilt after the fire was the train station. Now it houses the museum which we spent a lot of time in because there is so much to see there.
The boys spent a good portion of the time hanging out in an Indian shelter. They all thought it would be super cool to have one in their backyards. I agree.
We stopped at the monument for the mass grave for those the survivors weren't able to identify.
The plan was to start out the day enjoying lunch at the casino buffet and then going to the arcade. After lunch, however, we found out that the arcade didn't open until later in the afternoon so we trekked back after the museum and boys played games while the rest of us watched and waited.
We toured a fish hatchery. Working there would be Dancer's dream job, growing little fish in to big fish to stock lakes.
Checking out fish samples.
Counting how many fish hatched.
Pumpakunchen just keeps growing.
The 4-H Junior Leaders made May baskets for a local nursing home. Like the lateness of this blog post, they didn't get them handed out until the middle of the month. I don't think any of the residents minded that they weren't on the actual day, they just like to have the kids visit.
This will be the first year we have a llama show in our own county so llama obstacles needed to be built.
Lots of painting and
hammering and we have ourselves a pretty nice set of obstacles to start with.
Helmets Required toured a military museum. The boys climbed on all the tanks to pose for pictures
while Dancer checked out a Jeep. I think she had visions of all the off roading she could do in it.
Our Monday co-op did a service project helping a member of the church we meet at clean out and
plant her flowers. With 14 people it didn't take very long.
We have enjoyed a few bonfires, always a nice reward after a busy day.
And we will end with a llama. They got their spring hair cuts. They will need lots more work before the fair but we did this much so they won't suffer heat stress.