Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Celebrating National Hotdog Day

Life of Chicken

Moved to the chicken tractor. 

Meat birds destined for the dinner table.

Monday, July 7, 2014

4-H Camp

We dropped Dancer off on Sunday for her week as a camp counselor. 

We took Spark to catch the camp bus on Wednesday.  Hanging out waiting for the bus.

The kids humor me with all the pictures I take.

And he's off.  I am never quite sure what to do when the are gone, thankfully this year Dad had the days they were both gone off from work.

Happy to see the bus return on Friday!  Dancer was home but a couple hours and she was out with friends- I would have done the same thing at her age. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Two Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated Grandma Pat's birthday at a Mexican restaurant. 

Nikki, who shares the same birthday with Grandma, celebrated her 7th birthday with a can of wet dog food. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fourth of July

We went to Grandma and Grandpa's for a burger supper.  I like the way Dancer's shirt makes a rainbow behind her from their camper.

A pileated woodpecker has a nest way up in a tree.  People said you can see them feeding their babies, but we only saw one stick its head out to look around. 

They also have a par 3 golf course so the kids went out and hit a few balls.  Spark keeping his eye on the ball.

Dancer working on her putting, she didn't have a putter with so she is using the back of a iron.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

First Day

as a day camp counselor.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It Was So Wet in June...

How wet was it?

The wettest it has ever been since 1847!

Wet enough for this little crayfish to be able to crawl out of the creek, through the swamp and up to our patio - a long way from his home.

And when the rain came, it came.  We had one storm where our electricity went out.  After the electric company came and cut down a big portion of our tree down, the lights came back on.

A couple of the branches were charred, no good!  

Five truck loads of branches and lots of logs later we had most of it cleaned up.  The sun set before we were able to finish that night.  

Despite still having water coming in the basement from intense ground saturation and the driveway muddy, the garden, which is about 20 feet behind the house, is dry and we are watering it.  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Our Berry Best

Our second berry of the year and there is one more ripening in the garden!  Yep, our total crop will be three berries and we are ecstatic about it.  Why? Because we seem to be berry challenged.  We have tried blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.  We have mail ordered them from very reputable sellers, bought them at the local garden store and gotten free ones from patches where "they grow like weeds."  Seems the only place we can get berries is the produce section of the grocery store.