A Visit to the Bro
A Visit to the Bro

A Visit to the Bro

In late October I flew down to VA and spent 2 days with my brother Seth, his wife, and their 2 girls.  Their 2 older boys are both in college and I will have to wait until Christmas to see them.

Their house; their bunny Milo, who is like 7 or 8 years old:


A few of their chickens enjoying a dirt/dust bath in an unused garden bed:


We went on an awesome 3 mile hike to see a waterfall:

The trail was full of Woolly Bear & Giant Leopard Moth caterpillars.  I’ve always loved caterpillars ever since I was a little girl:


I flew down Saturday morning and stayed overnight.  On Sunday morning my youngest niece, Kristen, made amazing waffles.  She made me a “flower” with a small and large waffle.  Later that morning I gave Milo some baby carrots.  I loved how he put his claw on one carrot as if to say “MINE”:


Their Pomeranian Milly kept an eye on me the whole time; their chickens running around the yard:


My brother was laughing when a chicken speared a piece of banana on her beak:


At one point 2 chickens were occupying 1 nesting box in the coop Seth built earlier this year.  There was a squabble:


Seth & his family live on 3 acres of beautiful land in northern Virginia:


I made friends with their neighbor’s cat, unfortunately only through a fence.  The sheep statues outside a shop we went to were decorated for Halloween:


I accompanied Seth & family to Wegmeyer Farms to pick out pumpkins:


Brother of the corn:

More chicken shenanigans and another view of their beautiful yard [they own the land beyond the black fence, too.  The fence is just to keep the chickens & dogs relatively close to the house]:


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  1. Jessica Verry

    What a lovely spot! Nice to ‘see’ Seth and the kids. Everyone is so grown up! Hard to believe two in college already. Good dog name too hahah (our cat is Millie).


    This was excellent, Alison!
    Their property is amazingly beautiful – actually most of Virginia is beautiful, and the climate is just about perfect. The chickens crack me up; they love wandering around, getting into Julie’s garden when they can, and just causing some low level trouble. I love the fact that they lay pastel colored eggs, each chicken with a specific egg color. How cool is that! What a fun visit for you and for them.

    1. It was a wonderful visit. I wish it had been longer. Next time I will stay 2 night, as my allergies (to the dogs) seemed OK. Their chickens are very entertaining! I love that they put themselves to sleep every night in the coop, and Seth only has to walk down and lock the door.

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