Saturday, August 30, 2008

New friend

Here is a picture of little K holding...

...and carrying around his new friend.

In case you can't see his new little friend, it is a black beetle that unfortunately for the bug, fell into Kash's bowl and is now the delightful play-toy of our 18 month old!


My friend Stephanie and I had been trying to get to Chattanooga to take our boys to the TN Aquarium for a while now. We finally got the opportunity to go. We stayed overnight with Ryan and Alice. They have a really nice house with a great view of a lake and nearby dam. Stephanie's little boy is 2, mine are 3 and 1. They played so well together. They wrestled ALL NIGHT long! All three of them, it was really cute and fun to watch. We were so glad they played so well together. They were all on neutral territory, I think that helped.

The Aquarium was great. We had a really nice time. It was a beautiful day, also good for driving, the boys had good behavior and we saw lots of aquatic life. We'll have to do it again soon.


...and more wrestling

Ryan, Alice, me and boys

Boys packed up in their car seats, heading to the aquarium

The boys really liked the big saltwater tank. Here they are closely watching two sharks swim by.

Here we are inside a shark cage.

Outside the penguin exhibit

Fencework and Goat fights

We have been busy adding fence, fence posts and gates to the ranch. We just completed a third, goat-secure pasture. Our friendly goat, April escaped within 4 hours. We think she jumped over the fence from a high spot inside the pasture. This new pasture is full of heavy brush. We took some BEFORE pictures and are looking forward to see how quickly they clear it out.

Our bully, Samantha, is not being nice to April. She just butts her for no reason, just because she is in the same vicinity. I feel bad for her. I'm considering getting rid of Samantha. I would really like to have really docile herd. The bad thing is that she is probably our best looking nanny. So it may be April that goes, if anyone. We'll see. Konrad thinks we should just keep them both. I just want them to be one big happy family. Why can't we all just get along?

Fencing Crew

The new corner! all three posts are new.

The gate is up, the job is complete!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Well, I think I let the corn go to long on the stalk, about half of it was dry and shrively. Many ears had bugs in them also. Anyway, we'll do better next year. So I picked the corn Thursday adn then yesterday I picked more okra and another red pepper. So for dinner tonight we are having smothered okra and corn on the cob. Well gotta get to church, more later...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday's Harvest

As you can see my garden is doing well. I am so excited that we actually have food to eat from the garden. I found a great recipe for Smothered Okra. What's better is that I can use tomatoes and peppers from my garden in the dish as well. You can see an ear of corn in there, not sure it was totally ripe, but I will be picking them soon. Happy Harvesting to You!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Grand Opening

Well, today was the day, the grand opening of the new Chili's restaurant. I attended the momentous occasion with my friend, Amy, her two boys (ages 3 & 1) and my two boys (ages 3 & 1). It was an adventure but fun was had by all. It was just our luck that a couple of fireman were also taking the grand opening so there was a shiny fire truck in the parking lot that the boys just loved. I wish you could have there Teeny, but know that you were thought of and talked about. I miss our weekly lunches, and the waiter knowing my order without having to say a word. Ah, the good old days.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


This is what usually happens when Gordon rides with Daddy on the lawn mower...notice he is still wearing his ear protection.