Monday, January 17, 2011

Koala and More

Stacey and Rhett set us up with visits to some fun places when were were their guests.  This was a Christmas gift to remember.  The first gift was a day at Gorge Wildlife Park.  Warren and I finally got to hold a Koala.  With a big bag of peanuts in tow we spent our day seeing wallabies, several varieties of kangaroos, wombats, quoklas, penguins, alligators, pademelons, herons, ibis, egrets, camels, wombats, meerkats, cockatoos, wallaroos, and one lone Tasmanian Devil .   We saw the dingos and afterward we were sure they were capable of eating our babies.

 We were in hopes Sage would be big enough to hold a koala but as 
the ones they had to hold were rather large the handler deemed him too small.

He had no trouble making friends with any of the animals.
Both kids were old hands at feeding the wildlife.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Because we have family living in Australia, Warren and I have been asked by countless people if our family is near the flooding.  We are happy to report that they are far away from the awful floods.  Our hearts are filled with sadness for all of those who have lost so much in the past couple of weeks.  Because we farm, the plight of those who have experienced several years of extremely dry weather and now horrific rains are especially on our minds.  Yet it is the loss of lives that is the biggest tragedy of the floods.    

In the Midwest we had some snow overnight.
Our guess is that 4-5 inches of new snow covered the ground this morning.  
 Nothing that hardy Iowans can not take in stride. 
Earlier this winter we had some lovely picture taking days.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sage had an animal there party for his sixth birthday

Sage and his snake cake.  We used all the red food coloring in the house.

The real snake!!!

Sage with his friends, Charlotte, James B., and Jack.

More animals!!


This little snake did not have a name.  It came away with the name of Sage.
His friends gave the suggestion to the handlers.
Most of these animal were rescue animals. 
My Mom said she would not have rescued the python.
This was one GRAND party!