Saturday, July 24, 2010

This, That, and the Other Thing

Why do we always think that summer is going to allow us so much more time than we have through the rest of the year?  I always think....when summer gets here I'll get that done.  When summer does arrive we find ourselves busier than ever.  There is the garden to plant, weed, tend to, and water.  Then there is the harvesting, freezing and canning.  Animals start having babies left and right, and they need more water hauled as the temperature rises and the algae forms.  Mowing has to be done regularly (which, here, is no small undertaking).  Some opportunities present themselves only in the summer.  I mean, you can't just wait until things calm down to go swimming in the creek behind the water mill, now can you?  Once the heat index rises over 100 it's too hot to do much work anyways.

Since we've been running to and fro and doing a little bit of this, and a little bit of that...but nothing in particular, I thought I would share a little bit of this, that, and the other thing.

Kasi weighing down the ice cream freezer at Matthews Living History Farm Museum.

Alea weighing it down now....and ready to add some peaches.  (it was yummy!)

One of the kittens napping with my potted plumeria (before she went to her new home)

Our newest chick.  I think only one has hatched.

Has anyone had this happen?  Our almost mature corn gets surrounded by 'baby' ears.  We had dozens of them do this.  And, by the way, the mature ears weren't all they were cracked up to be
.....very under pollinated.

Here's another one  (one of MANY)

A loom a very nice new friend loaned to Kasi.  She is wanting to sell it (for a wonderful price) and let us borrow it to see if Kasi is serious enough about weaving to invest in a loom. 

We've been tie-dying.  We did several onesies, t shirts, and cloth diapers in all sorts of colors.  We are thinking of giving in to peer pressure and opening an etsy shop to list them, my soaps, and Alea's knitted and crochet items.  Opinions? 

Cloth diaper or burp cloth.   Love me some color!


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Michelle said...

I love plumerias. My favorite flower. Each year we'd go to Hawaii we'd bring home a plumeria and one year a stinkin animal came along and stole them all. I found them weeks later all shriveled in the backyard :( No more plumerias and can't get to Hawaii anytime soon. I'll watch yours grow instead :)

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