No, these two things have nothing to do with each other. I just wanted to share both, and it's easier in one posting. lol
The story behind the bucket o mice. I was at Jerry's grandpa's farm looking for him, but we had just missed him. HIs grandpa passed away in May, but his wife Bev still lives there and Jerry had to check on something for her. This farm was a pig farm and is still currently housing pigs for a neighbor and his son. The kids love going there and there were piglets so they were in the farrowing house while I was talking to Bev. When we were getting ready to leave, Todd, the pig farmer, gave my kids a bucket with a lid and told them not to open it until we got home. I teased him and asked if there was a piglet inside. He just said "Maybe, and you can't bring what is in here back."
So we get home and the kids are so excited for me to open the bucket. We open it and this is what I see....
I couldn't believe all of these young mice were in a bucket! Todd was so lucky I didn't have his cell number! lol Of course I can't kill an animal, so we took them way out back and let them go in this area that we let grow up and then we mow it. It gave them places to hide and I'm hoping they are far enough away from the house and don't venture this way this fall and winter. I'll be taking them back to Todd if that happens!
Ashton and Sawyer both love Lincoln Logs. I love it when they play and build with them together and I don't hear any arguing or fighting. It seems that those times are rare in the summer now that they are getting older. The bickering between the three of them gets so old! I now know how annoyed my parents must have been when my brother and I argued all the time. It just wears on you. So this was a beautiful and blissful hour that nobody was fighting and they played so well together.
Ashton took these pictures of their creation when he was done.