Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I keep track of the weight of the vegetables that we get out of the garden. This way I can tell if we are doing better from year to year. I also like to find out the current price to see how much money i am saving by growing and putting up our own vegetables. So I went by the stores and no one has fresh okra. So I got online and the only fresh okra I could find was $25.00 a pound. That can't be right. So why does no one sell fresh okra. I have plenty that I could sell but what would you charge for it. Not $25.00 a pound.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
We have been really busy lately to busy for me to get on the computer and write it all down. I regret that because if I don't write it down then iIforget it.
We took the kids to the park. We didn't intend to feed the ducks but the ducks had different plans. They would actually eat right out of your hands. My husband reached out and caught one of the babies. Three adults came after him. Only two of the ducks could have been the parents I wonder what interest the other duck had in the situation.
The garden is doing well. yesterday I got a lot of weeding down in the afternoon. It was the first time in weeks that it was cool enough to work outside for any length of time. I am going down the hill shortly to check on the blackberries. This weekend is the forth of July and my parents are coming and they like blackberry cobbler. I hope the blackberries are better this year and I will try a different recipe for the cobbler.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Emily likes to wear flip flops like the older kids but can't keep them on her feet. She also just woke up and wanted her big brother to tote her
The restaurant use to be close to the main highway but when they redid the road they bypassed the restaurant.
You have to cross an old bridge to get to the fishing hole. The fish are raised a little farther up stream and then released down to the hole that is separated from the creek.
Here is where they run the fishing hole from. They also do the cleaning and packing here
Here is where they raise the fish and separate from the creek.
Not the best picture but I wanted to see if my camera would take pictures of the fish in the water. We had a wonderful time. Kyle found out that if you stick your fingers in the water you will get bite. Fish don't have teeth but can still draw blood. Leave it to Kyle. He is all boy
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I have had a very busy past few weeks. I haven't had time to write anything down and that is disappointing to be because then I forget things. I have a lot to do today as well so i will just post garden updates.
The corn is doing well it went from behind to the tallest in the area with all the rain we have had lately. I had my four year old stand in the corn to give a perspective of how tall it is. It desperately needs weeded, but that will have to wait for another day.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Next Sunday is pioneer day at church. They will have song and testimony. The choir is suppose to dress up. then we will have supper on the grounds and walk to the creek for a Baptismal. I did not have anything old fashioned, so I decided to make something. I was not looking forward to making a dress. My mother suggested a skirt like her grandma use to wear. So we modified a shirt I already had, then made a skirt and bonnet. The apron was one my mother had made for my vacuum cleaner lady a couple of years ago it just happened to be perfect. I think it makes me look huge but I agreed to have my picture taken anyway. Be looking at http://letslearnthat.blogspot.com/ . I am sure that she will explain how it was made in more detail
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The biddies have moved outside. This a picture of the great escape from the brooder box. When they start flying around and getting out it is time to move them outside if the weather is nice enough. After moving them the first night it rained and we did lose two. So I put the heat lamps outside and cover them at night or when it is going to rain with a blanket. We haven't lost anymore.
|I didn't notice until i seen the pictures. This picture has two ducks. I only ever saw the one|
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Yesterday was ditch digging day. We have to get power and water to the shed. My husband keeps wanting to wait until we can afford to rent a trencher. I find when we wait to rent something, it never happens, but when I go out and start something then he comes and finishes it. So yesterday I went out with a shovel and started digging form the corner of the house to the shed. I made it to the front windows when he came home. He was tired. He picked up the pick, that I can't swing, and would loosen a couple of feet for me than he would sit down. Well his daddy came while he was sitting and I was digging. A man usually cannot stand to have his wife out do him in front of people, so he took the shovel and started digging. They made it to the shed while I cooked supper. I made meatloaf, macaroni and tomatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, and brussell sprouts.
I still have some digging to do today. The ditch has to be deeper here to get below the frost line, but I think I will have water and electricity maybe by the first of next week
|Emily playing in the hole Robbie dug|
|Casey cleaning out the ditch|