This picture isn't our first harvest (it was taken a couple days ago) but we needed to show off our strawberries. So much better when they're from your own garden.
On Friday May 27 we drove down to Cedar City to stay at the Tkochs' cabin. This time we didn't spend the whole time lounging around. We got out! We were active! We grabbed the bull by the horns! On Saturday we went swimming at the Cedar City pool and then went to our new favorite Cedar City restaurant: Centro Wood-fired Pizzeria. It was some of the best pizza we've ever had! And silly us we took no pictures. But it's well worth the visit. It's at 50 W Center Street (near the corner of Center and Main).
We saw lots of deer while we were up there. I think at one time we saw nine all at once in the backyard. Here's a pic with six of them (one is hidden in the bushes on the far right):
We drove back home on Memorial Day and left early enough to beat the traffic. It was a nice drive, the kids did pretty well, and we had a wonderful weekend. We're on the fence about taking Daisy on longer road-trips. She did okay but we definitely had to make a lunch stop and get out of the van for a bit in order to stop her screaming.
Last week we noticed that there was a snake in our chicken coop - it appeared to be a "Western Yellow-bellied Racer". It didn't harm the chickens and the chickens just kind of stayed away from it. I decided to leave it in there on the off-chance it might prevent mice from getting in but it ended up finding a way out. Maxine named it "Charlton Hisston".
So now that summer break is underway the kids have really hit their stride. They've been getting along together wonderfully and the boys are very good about keeping Ellie involved in their play.
Epic Daisy Pose.