Saturday, May 21, 2011

And we're back!

 So had a great week last week.  Liam had a wonderful baseball game, hit a walk off home run and then followed that with a game winning grand slam!!!!  Notice Big Sister Kara in the background, who was obviously very proud of Liam!
And the sun was out for a few days anyway.  Got the lawn mowed and a little bit of a tan.  Kara took advantage of the sun also and reclined on the front porch and got a little bit a tan, too.  She and her friends went to Lake Goodwin on Friday after school.  She said she had fun, but it was cold.  And yep, the weather changed back to clouds again and now this morning it is wet outside again.

Rob and I are going to be planting pepper plants today and perhaps the mangels to feed the chickens and pigs, more corn, and some more beans and pumpkins, so we have the "three sisters" going, corn, beans and squash.  He had tilled a spot of the front lawn down by the fruit trees, but then it kept raining and was way to soggy to do anything with, but because it was nice this last week, perhaps now we can get it planted.

Might even harvest a little spinach this morning, too, as some of the leaves are large enough for salad.  The strawberry plants have lots of flowers/berry starts on them, so can't wait to actually get some.  Need to get some netting so the birds don't get them first.  haha

The beets and more lettuce have come up also, yay!  The broccoli and cauliflower are doing well and the tomato plants are holding their own so far.  The cherry trees had lots of blossoms on them as did the apple trees, pear tree and Asian pear tree.  So I've got my fingers crossed we get some fruit from all of them this summer.  I haven't seen much action from the new peach tree, but I really think it just needs to be sunny more, but hey, it's gotten enough water to keep it going, right?!

Rob just came in and said the coffee is ready, and it smells sooooooo good!  Off to have coffee, homemade yogurt and homemade granola for breakfast!  yummy, yum yum!  Later.

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