~ 77 ~ Walk With Me on Our Nova Scotian Homestead

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I Had My 2 Best Helpers Home Today

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The roads were way too icy in the morning, so we hung out and made cookies. They wanted white chocolate chip/oatmeal/raisin cookies ... I didn't object.

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They're so great at measuring...

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Usually. Ooops got a little vanilla on the floor hehehe...

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And they're also usually really great about cleaning up their own messes. I have competent and capable sons, I'm proud of these dudes every single day.

The Part They Always Fight Over

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Even though everyone always gets a turn.

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Nothing beats using the beaters when you're a child. I love how happy they looked.

Almost Done

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Boom.

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Some cookies are more equal than others

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So I gave Stryder two.

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By the Afternoon Things Were Melting

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The icicles on our home will be getting pretty epic soon...

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We don't have any eavestroughs so the melting snow on the roof does some pretty cool stuff to the plants within dripping distance, as well as growing massive icicles by February all over the edges of the roof.

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Kiedis was digging "igloos" into the snowbanks. Stryder running around inadvertently scaring the poor chickens. Chickens...what aren't they afraid of? No one ever wants to be called a chicken.

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Whom are you calling a chicken? I was merely running in the opposite direction because there was a very important matter I had to attend. Thank You, Good Day.

And yes, @karencarrens, that is little Parker...I know, he's really blossomed into a beautiful cockerel, and looks so different now, but that's your little man :) :) :) Trust me, we only have 4 roosters. I can't get em mixed up :) :) :)

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The Igloo

Treat time for the Gals

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And as usual, everyone's allowed to eat except...

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Poor Big Smokie...on the outside, looking in...one day he will have ladies of his own, until then, Mr. Pendock makes sure he doesn't even try to help feed anyone. Feeding the #chickenbitchez is Mr. Pendock's job and he takes it very seriously. He doesn't need a rookie like Smokie fucking it all up.

Chicken Rugby

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This is where someone finds a golden treat in the compost bowl that I give them once a day. Today the golden treat is a stale bun. They will fight over this until the whole thing is gone.

One gal will have it, but she needs to set it down to take a bite, and as soon as she sets it down, another hen snatches it and runs off to a place where she thinks she'll be able to set it down...and so on and so forth.

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Some Pretty Things

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Thank you for coming on another #WalkWithMe, I hope you enjoyed today's shots! I'd like to go on a walk where you live too, so if you get out there for one, take a few pics, and post about your walk using the tag "walkwithme". I'll check the tag regularly to upvote and give encouragement. Let's earn Steem by getting fresh air and fitness together!

Here are a few of the today's walks by fellow Steemians who got out there in the world, and took us with them!

See life through their eyes.

Walk WIth Me I Saw a Drought Dam !! OH NO... By @lidiasteem

Following My Heart--As I Walk Along.............. By @francisk

#Walkwithme around the homestead this frozen morning By @schoonercreek

Mother Nature...Please Make Up Your Mind By @bluelightbandit

A Quiet and Deserted Walk in the Snow By @cognoscere

WalkWithMe #2 - Family, Friends & Food at Peace Valley Park By @devilonwheels

Walk with me thru DIA... 5 STEEM give away By @davedickeyyall

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Magical pictures babe.
Seeing your lads cooking with you gives me very fond flashbacks of cooking with my Mom back in the early 1970's.
It's a great thing to teach kids the art of providing home made food. Especially cookies 😃
You're a great Mom Lyndsay 😉

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Sounds like you have a really great Mom too Percy! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 She raised a strapping Lad!!

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Hey @lyndsaybowes first of all those cookies look amazing!! and secondly your yard is really starting to resemble an ice skating rink .. I would love a skate lol :)

Seriously though it looks as though you have a stunning winter wonderland. Absolutely magical pictures! I've still got my fingers crossed we get some snow .. until then your pictures are giving me my much needed snow fix :D

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I hope you do get some more snow before winter is over, are you growing tired of the Fog yet?

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I have my fingers crossed, and no fog for a few days .. although I'd best not speak too soon! :D

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I have to commend your sons for one thing: The LOVE of raisins! I have always loved raisins in things and alone and even as a child often found other children did not. Even as an adult I often get 'the face' if I suggest raisins in things. I also love old timey boiled sweets/ribbon candy and fruit cake. But, I've been an old granny since I was two, so there you go. Well done your kids for being raisin positive.

Isn't it funny how it never gets old watching chickens play the "I have the coveted treat therefore I shall run about squawking and drawing attention to it, even though I want it for myself?" It always makes me laugh. Most Chicken antics do make me laugh.

My broody hen has already dropped the ball in motherhood, however, as I put some quail eggs under her to give her a go and she left the nest and decided to sit on some other eggs the chickens had laid, fickle! But, she is a new hen so I'll cut her some slack.

Lovely photos as always. It does often look like round here and wonder if I might walk outside and see you poking about with your camera, but alas you are far away up the coast.

Happy days, and think "Melt" and "Spring", It's my morning mantra!

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YAY little old Granny when you were Two hahahahaa that paints the cutest damn image...

Totally yes about the "squawking and drawing attention to it" hahaha, not very stealth at all! Sorry to hear about your teenage mother broody...that sucks.

I feel the same when I see photos of your icebergs...we have such similar terrain...all that divides us is an invisible boarder <3 <3 <3

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You DEFINITELY live on the RIGHT side of that border, that is for sure. When I travel overseas sometimes I just say, "I'm Canadian" it's just easier, who wants to be an American?

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What a lovely activity to do at home! We never have the problem of ice and snow as we live in Bangkok, but during April it gets so hot we often have to stay inside. I remember eyeing up my mum's electric beaters as a child, it was always my favourite part to have a go with those! My son and I will have to do some home baking, he is always keen to try science experiments and I often find him mixing up different liquids in the bathroom!

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HAHA right on @theexplorer! I'm very familiar with boys' experiments...most of my beauty products have become them haha!!

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That's great that you're instilling such a love of cooking in the boys.

My mother was a great cook but for some reason I never caught her spark. Always happy to appreciate someone else's efforts, though.

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Awwww....I hope my boys keep it up!

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Those two helpers made the best cookies in the whole world. yummy :))

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You have trained your sons very well! You must be very proud of them. It's quite an entertainment to watch chickens running around and fighting for food. At the end, everyone gets a few bites. :-)

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HAHAA Thank you for your approval in their training @cheneats!! :D :D xoxo

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Imma need to come over and inspect those cookies to make sure they're safe next time...

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You would have loved them, all gone now unfortunately. Do you guys need any eggs?

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Always a good idea,yeah I'd love to buy a doz :) Gotta get baking some cookies! I have a strrrooonnggg hankering for some now, haha

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You can just have some eggs, we have a surplus right now :) <3 <3 Pick em up any ol' time.

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@lyndsaybowes ...is this 2 chef your champ? I am captivated by them, I see they are very smart to make a cake .. hehe
I want to taste homemade
I have fallen in love with these two chefs, besides being good at cooking them very handsome ..IMG_3600.JPG
I want to meet and cook the cake with them ,, I really hope someday I can walkwithme with you.
I also see chicken in your photo very healthy, different from the chicken that is in my house, they are thin... :)

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Our hens need all the feathers they can get, but under the feathers, they are very small and thin animals. I'm glad you love my two best helpers. Thank you for this meaningful comment @lidiasteem :)

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:D means the chicken is fat because its fur ...
I am very happy today, 8 chicks I hatched this morning, and I have immortalized my chick photos, in my opinion they are very cute...
you are welcome @lyndsaybowes :)

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67
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Aww, congrats on your new baby chicks!

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Sure looks pretty today, even if it is cold and slippery. Those cookies look amazing. Great Chefs. I think you still need to rent them out! They even cleanup! Wow!

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Oh Smokie 😍 I really like the chickens with the pouffs on their heads! Oh my, they are the cutest. I hope the icy weather is better today, although the ice makes everything soooo pretty! Plus you get to keep those cutie cookie makers at home😉

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Kiedis and Stryder , great job!! :) that's great to see how your children learn to bake cookies so fast and they're doing it perfect! :) great photoshoots and funny Chickens :)))

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Do you bake at all Davood?

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Children who are diligent especially smart make cakes very happy, love of children can not be replaced, they are happiness hearts and treasures of the most valuable.

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A great home you have there looks so relaxing, also very good photos.

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Thank you so much for liking our day :)

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We made cookies yesterday too. 😊
And I'm gonna need a gif of chicken rugby. That sounds highly entertaining! 🤣🤣

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I took a short video today of chicken rugby, it was kind of a shit match though...

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wow,so so yummy! filled my mouth with water...
HaHaHa
very nice capturing and the fight is too good of hens ,it could be be a story too on their fight and we can take that pictures as story theme.and the name should be "Fight for the RIGHT"

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I love it, Fight for the RIGHT hahhaha! :) Good one @nee-belovedofart.

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Your post really speaks about life and living it with a smile. Your beautiful boys are lucky in their nurturing. The eye of the photographer provides us with a look in on lives being lived in a happy space, full of warmth even on the coldest of days :)

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Thank you so much, I'm happy you feel the love in our home <3

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Look at your lovely sons, good job with the cookies, they looked great.
Like what you said about chickens, they are pretty fearless indeed, wonder where that saying came from about being a chicken.

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Thank you very much @trucklife-family :)

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Boys - mother's little helpers and a mother's pride. The cookies look delicious. Yum-yum :) . I see that you are all together well spend Your day. Chicken Rugby is fun. Thank you for the pleasant walk.

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Do your chickens play rugby too? I think the answer is yes.. <3

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hahaha! Of Course, Yes! But still they have a favorite game - " well ka take away ". This is how someone first takes liver from our rabbit. They run after him and try to take away his favorite cookie.

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Hallo @lyndsaybowes Little chefs....... Glad they can offer a helping hand. The icicles hanging on your roof creates a beautiful picture and the chickens...... Hahaha, they are a funny lot. Thanks for sharing

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Thank you for loving my little chefs, and chickens xo :)

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Our kids are always a source of joy to us and oh they always do cute things (plus all the mess they make). Your chickens always make me green with envy, poor big smokie should be pitied by his folks ,I feel his 'pain'......lols. The melting ice and the icicles are a beauty to behold
And yes...... No one wants to be called a chicken. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

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Thank you, as always, for your great comment @edith4angelseu <3 <3

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Really awesome walkwithme this one was. Im visiting prince george again and was thinking of doing a walkwithme up college heights. What was your old streets name? Maybe i can take you for a walk there. Anyways great shots.... big smokies time will come to get the ladies

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Omg that would be so crazy and incredible....okay, I lived in St. Lawrence Heights, on 8263 St. John Crescent.

AHHAAA!! I'd even settle for a pic of my old high school !!!

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Hopefully i will be able to do it because we might leave tommorow and today my parents said they didnt have time... even though I knew they just didnt want to lol. Ill try

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Good luck! Thanks for thinking of me!

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I couldnt do a walkwithme post at your street because we drove there on the last day when it was sorta dark and my dad was in a rush but my mom did record when we were on the street so ill see if i can post that video

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Lovely country there! I am always a sucker for icicles!

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Thank you good Sir!

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Little chefs....... Glad they can offer a helping hand. The icicles hanging on your roof creates a beautiful picture and the chickens...... Hahaha, they are a funny lot. Thanks for sharing

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Thank you for getting some joy from our day @eleaza <3 <3 xoxo

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Thank you too, ma, for great posts

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I look forward to reading some of your posts again one day too! :) Make sure and let me know if I missed one xo

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This is a rare privilege and honour

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Your kids did a great job helping out!

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Me Cookie!!!!

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OH MY GOD those cute kids & theor talent to make cookis is really really awesome ♡

That icy weather made me chilled in my warm blanket too :P

Lolx Chicken girls are enjoying their party witout any tension of cold weather.

Amazing photography and beautiful Nature.
I am now a regular reader of your Morning walk blog and it always gives me happiness.

May the Creator bless you with more prosperity & joy

Stay blessed, steem on

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May Creator bless you too, always. I'm glad we can give you joy with these looks into our lives.

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I am so humbled with your kind words My Lovely Friend :)

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another awesome walk with me post! so much happiness in so much cold - i am impressed. those chickens are tough little buddies.

i've been known to fight over bread, too, so i totally get it! LOL

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Mmmmmm....especially garlic bread? With melted cheese on it?

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oh honey yes, you are so speaking my language right there! :)

LOL

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Hiii @lindsaybowes,

Good Morning with #walkwithme.

All the pictures are much pretty look and attractive. These Scenes are adventure for me, always love to see them.Thanks a lot for sharing.

Cuteness

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Lovely

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I'm happy you enjoyed these winter scenes, and they didn't make you too cold!

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@lyndsaybowes, Wow...that's pretty awesome cooking skills have both of your kids. I guess you've nicely gave training to them for chef course. Super delicious foods made both of kids. Finally made nice cookies. Chickens enjoying with cookies and snow balls.
Nice reflection photo clicks uploaded here. You've nice vision and scenery. Thanks for inspire me.

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Thank you so much for finding interest in our day @madushanka!

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Nice post, I'm getting cold just looking at all those chickens out in that weather, don't know how they handle it!!!

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They're tough assed #chickenbitchez that's how! hahahaha!!

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Loved seeing the kids in the kitchen! The snow and ice you can keep ;-)

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Oh comon now, you're hurting my feelings, why don't you want some of my snow and ice? ahhahahahaa :)

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I had some already... Nasty cold wet stuff that had my joints screaming.

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OOoh that is NOT a sight for sore eyes!!

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Who licked the beaters?

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I did hahaha! They for some reason didn't want to this time...hmmmm....do they know something I don't?

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Hopefully they were saving their appetite for later!

Can’t make any promises.... but I might have a unique walkwithme blog for you on the weekend!

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Oooh that's awesome, I really look forward to that!

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Beautiful pictures. I love seeing a family working together.

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Thanks very much @bowentroyer :)

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"Chicken rugby" I love it! My favorite shots are of the ice melting off of the plants. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Hhahaa, have you seen chickens do this before?

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Never have I seen chickens do this. I would highly suggest you invest in some crocheted team jerseys so we can keep up with who's winning!

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Looks like you have talented helpers in the kitchen. This is how it should be. Everyone should have basic kitchen skills. 👍

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That's awesome.. I used to bake cookies with my aunt all the time.. y'all are building memories that will last a lifetime..

Cool to see chicken rugby.. it's so comical to watch them running around carrying the prize.. until they drop it

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Nice you have such great memories of your Aunt <3 <3 <3 xo Hope the vaycay is going good!

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The boys are cute with those big aprons.

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Hey Lyndsay, nice to see you here. Slowly I feel at home now.

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Hiii, so good to see you here @rastalady!!! :) :)

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beautiful pics, so great to get time to bake with the kids :-)

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God bless 'em for you and bless you for 'em

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Smart mother, good at educating children. Little hero

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great little friends, they make things nice and these little helpers was doing great work and you enjoying, and your hens are also doing great job, and nature beauty always beautiful

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Smart Kids ! They are awesome !! Its great that you have two helping hands ! Beautiful photos ...I enjoyed your post my friend ! Deserves upvotes !!

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Your boys look super cute in their little aprons :) Pretty place.

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Those little cheffs are cute 🤗

Are they twin? They look so alike

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They are 14 months apart, almost twins, but not quite :) :)

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I always follow your post @lyndsaybowes. And I really like your child, They are very handsome.

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handsome men are learning to make cakes in winter.

😀😀😀😀

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good children, families will be happy if many small children, especially those very cute. i like your family 😊😍

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fantstic post and thanks for sharing.

you do amazing and different

all over this post are amazing

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its very nice photo and post. i am excited and impressed to see this post. i am waiting you next article. so thanks...keep it up

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wow lovely photography medam..
i like your nature photography.. resteem & upvot done..
if you dont mind please chack my blog..

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Beautiful moments captured nicely
Thanks for bringing a smile on my face this morning