Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
So the corn got REALLY TALL! The corn in the fields is so deceiving! I never knew it was 6 feet tall!! These rows were actually planted a week apart to "stagger the harvest".
This one has three ears growing!
This is some "salad bowl" lettuce
And this is "Green Leaf" lettuce. We can all see the difference right??
Lots of Yellow Lillies
These are the bush beans I planted. I only did two "squares" of them, which means a 1'x1' space. We have quite a harvest from only these 18 plants! I will definitely plant these again.
Kavan and I picked the first round of the beans just last night. He loves to help in the kitchen.
Here's Maddie holding the first beany bounty in a gallon ziploc. Can't you see how excited she is to get to eat those later?!
Well, that's it for this Splitty Yard update. I do hope that I am feeling better soon, because I would like to try a fall garden. A lot of people prefer it because of the more comfortable temps and the lower amount of weeds! Both sound good to me!
P.S. Edited to add: I would be remiss not to mention that Kelly has been working super hard to get our huge pile of branches and such taken care of from the very back of the yard. He has reached his goal and the whole pile has been burned! Thanks for your help Tony! Kelly also took on the herculean task of mowing the entire yard with the push mower this weekend, since our rider has a broken part which is apparently difficult to find. Let's just have a moment of silence for the hours spent toiling behind that lovely push mower in the balmy sun all over 3/4 of an acre, shall we? Thanks, I think Kelly would appreciate it. We raise our tall, icy cold glasses of lemonade to you hon! LOVE YOU!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Prairie Dog Tunnels
Brody the dancer...Always performing!That's her motorcycle mamma face...her Grandpa Dave would be so proud :O)Even away from home, Thomas the Train is his favorite thing! Brody liked the little girl just as much as the trains... That's my boy! This was a big hit with Maddie and Kavan, a space shuttle with working lights and sounds that had a launch sequence that they could activate as well. Pretty cool.
Cutest fireman ever!
We met up with lots of our friends for the music and mozzarella part of the evening. Yummy!
See, we took up the whole side of the lot! Utica was representin'!
Seriously Mom, do I have to wear this thing, it is SO embarrasing! Hard at play...
She painted her OWN face this time, and she did a great job! :O)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we all hung out for the day having some great fellowship whilst watching our little ones play outside. Everyone headed home early in the evening since there were long drives awaiting them. Later that night Maddie, Kavan and I went over to a friend's house to watch fireworks with lots of our favorite people. It was a late night, and mommy was WAY TIRED, but it was a fun day and worth the long hours. Here are some fun photos from our day. Hope you had a grand Fourth and a Happy Independence Day!!
Saturday, July 5, 2008