Monday, June 25, 2007

We had a Great Time In Idaho

Mike and Susan's home is just beautiful! They have a home on almost 2 acres that was previously owned by someone who knew a lot about landscaping. The yard is nicely landscaped, and Mike and Susan have put many of their farm equipment in the trees and flowers to help with the decor. We had a lot of fun wandering around the yard, and seeing the animals in the backyard.

They were asked to speak in church last Sunday on Father' s Day, and Susan told how Mike and she had had chickens and ducks at their Farmington home and also their Syracuse home, and then she asked if anyone had any animals they wanted to give away.

Mike couldn't believe she said that! And, before they even got out of their seat, the man sitting next to them asked if they wanted a duck.

The gentleman ended up giving them a duck and two chickens. They are two small, wild, brown little chickens, both layers.

Previously, Mike and Susan raised chickens to eat, but only want the eggs now. They don't want a rooster because Mike finally has an opportunity to sleep until 7:30 in the morning rather than rising at 4:30 AM like he was doing in Utah to get to work at the Bountiful Temple. He works at the new Rexburg Temple and only lives 7 minutes away. He had to drive 20 minutes or more to get to the Bountiful Temple.

Susan kept calling the duck a he when I first got there, and later said, "oh he just laid an egg. I was dumb enough ask, "a boy duck can lay an egg?" She laughed and said, "he is obviously a she."