May 28, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend - Day 2!
We haven't shirked all responsibility this weekend, we managed to get quite a bit done in the yard today in spite of very hot and humid temps, and knocked off at about 1:00 to get ready to other things that didn't involve sweating buckets!
My new friend - he decided to ride in my tool caddy around the garden while I planted a few annuals. When I was done, I told him he had to go do some work and he hopped out into the pea bed :)
Ladybug eggs deposited on a pepper plant!
Hubby and Finn creating a place for my pumpkin plants, this area was otherwise a wasteland full of weeds with a perfectly good fence asking for vines. He rimmed it in a few pieces of scrap lumber for me so my newly amended soil wouldn't wash away in the next big storm, and you know it's coming!
After we all got cleaned up, it was off to a picnic at Gina's house! You may remember that Gina of Back Bay Botanicals is a fellow blogger that lives nearby. Her place is fantastic and the kids always have a great time there. We had a relaxing time just wandering around with some good food, her place is really pretty and perfect for a summer picnic!
Their new farm stand is nearing completion, and looks fantastic! Those are all cutting type flowers, zinnias, etc growing in front so from the road the farm stand will look very cheery and inviting!
More Cornhole playing... I think the boys are going to want daddy to build a set!
I was pleased to find one of my "native land" brews for sale on base, so I had to grab some, in spite of the fact that we brew our own. It's a nostalgia thing :)
One of the backwater canals of Back Bay runs right through the property there, very pretty -
No visit to Gina's is complete without the chickens of course!
Gina, Loch noticed you left the keys in it, haha!
The girls relaxing in the breezy shade
Gina made sure to instruct everyone where to bring their watermelon rinds when they were done! Good times for us, good times for chickens :)
Tomorrow will start with chores no doubt, as we have a long list of things to do, but we are determined to fit some fun in as well. Not sure what it will be yet, but we have to take advantage of the weather while we can. It's hot out, but a little breezy and storm clouds are constantly passing by, dimming the sun a bit at least. We actually had a bit of rain today and dark skies, but it passed quickly without incident. I feel lucky about that since it seems everywhere is experiencing some very trying weather. What's next - locusts???!!