Monday, July 19, 2010

The Summer is Flying

I'm grabbing a few moments at my lunch today to post an update on our summer.  It has been flying by.  Our grandson is visiting from Washington, DC and this is keeping me very busy and very happy too.  He's a delightful young man, and is quite interested in just about everything.  He love helping Mr. D with the tractor and various stuff that needs to be done.  He loves sleeping in his tent, though we've had a couple rainy nights we brought him in onto the couch to sleep. 

We went to Dorchester Old Home Days on Saturday.  We participated in a tug of war, ate ice cream and Brandon got to ride a pony around and around and around... no one else was in line when he got there, so they just kept going.  He really enjoyed that.  We saw a man talk about his work with black bear... very interesting... then we came home and went to a birthday party for a young friend from church.   We had ice cream again, then Mr. D and Brandon played a game while Spot and I went for a little dip to cool off in the river.

so serious here... not sure what he was thinking about, but probably about the car.  He had asked hundreds of questions about it, how did it start, were there lights, how old was it... etc...etc...

Our poultry have been reproducing.  Momma Muscovy hatched 12 little muscovies this weekend.  She's Mommy #1.  Mommy #2 hasn't hatched her brood yet, but will probably within the week.  We have another RIR who is setting, her sister hatched 4 chicks who are almost ready now to join the ranks now.  We're just waiting for her to take them outside. 

The garden has gone wild.  It's hard to walk around out there without stepping on something.  We had to consolidate the squash a little this year, so they are crowding out almost everything else.  We ate zucchini last night and the night before and will probably be looking for unlocked cars soon.  The Jacob Cattle beans are coming and I snitched a few last night just for munching.  Basically the garden is a sea of green.  Thank you Lord for the wonderful weather.  I brought some cukes today for a friend at work who loves them and eats them everyday summer and winter.  Next week we'll be doing pickles, no doubt.  We make a garlic dill.  Very crispy and excellent on burgers and even on pizza (OK, I know that sounds goofy, but really they are excellent on pizza).  The pizza thing was discovered by some kids we were working with at the time who actually did it for a joke, but turns out they were really good.

My garden pictures didn't come out too well, but I'll include a couple.  It was kinda late in the evening and was cloudy too, so the pictures were a little blurry.  Guess I'll need to get down and take some better pictures.  I like to document the gardens successes/failures for our garden journal.  If I don't hop to it, there won't be any pictures this year.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, Mrs. Doug ... nice garden!! And so many YUMMY things to eat. We've had our first tomatoes given by garening friends and are SO thankful. I actually forgot some corn today that another friend brought me from her garden.
    ANd I'm so glad you are enjoying your grandson! :) What fun things to get to experience.
    ALSO, thanks for your comment on my "40" post. You mentioned you graduated from Clearwater when you were 40 ... and TODAY, just today, my pastor (I worked at the church office today) came in wearing "work clothes" and he had on a Clearwater COUGARS tshirt!! Ironic, eh?! We've had several of our Christian school kids go to Clearwater - with one heading there this fall! :)