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The Johnson siblings pose with their chickens, ducks, and string instruments in the backyard of their Littleton home.  Left to right:  Matthew, 21; Mark, 15; Timothy, 19; Nathan, 11; Laura, 17; Christina, 7; Joanna, 23; and Bethany, 9.  Lisa and Dale Johnson have 8 kids, ages 7-23 -- and all of them play string instruments.  We spend part of the day with them in their home in Littleton on Sept. 1, 2008.  (ELLEN JASKOL/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)