A couple things keeping us busy are the pets. Suzy, the one with the puffy cheeks, was our backyard "rescue" in April 2011. She's survived the coyotes, bobcats, falcons, hawks, etc. and is now on her second litter of babies this spring--VERY prolific and a very diligent mother.Here's a video of her gathering nesting materials: http://www.youtube.com/krisandden
Fuzzy, on the other hand, was a from a friend who got a hedgehog. A week later, she looked in the cage and there were three! She's not the friendliest pet--quite a contrast to Suzy. She interesting, though and getting her to come out for a run gives D and I a project each night.