Ok, lots of sitting in the car this weekend, we drove out of state to see DH's family and an old friend who is close to passing away. I am glad we went, but it was exhausting too. Just over a week until the kids and I head for SC. So much to do! We now have a bear in our neighborhood We came home to our bird feeder bent over at 90 degrees to the ground with two of the feeders completely destroyed. It was interesting to see what the bear was after - the sunflower seeds and the suet. All that yummy fat! It also spread our trash across the whole place - our landlord was nice enough to pick it all up again. It did take us a while to find the trash can though! It makes me worry about our chickens - it would not take a bear long to tear the little coops apart to get to them I have not said anything to the kids because I don't want them freaking out. But we are looking into getting some electric fencing to cordon them off from marauders! YIKES.