Geodes + deer + a new house = a new adventure for the Zelkovich family. Our house looks like a barn and on the left there is a matching garage. It's funny. Almost every night we see deer in the backyard now that the grass is growing and hardly being cut (hint hint honey)! Geodes are the special things here. Pretty much they are rocks with mineral formations inside that look like crystals. Carolyn loves hitting them with hammers and taking the crystals out like little treasures. It's funny. We're right at the nook of the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers now. It's pretty country up here and the smaller town life hopefully will suit us soon.