|Birthday Chacos and my favorite McCoy Pottery flower pot.|
The tomatoes are doing pretty well but a few are starting to get these cruddy leaves and I’m not sure why. Hmmm
Strawberry patch! Glad we have the kind that keep producing instead of just one harvest.
BASIL! I’m so proud of this year’s basil. This is my best attempt so far. It’s definitely Pesto-Time.
Best lettuce crop so far as well. We are going to have to start eating more salad to keep up.
Daniel bought me a Fuscia at Lowe’s the first spring we were dating because we walked by and I exclaimed how pretty it was so he made me let him buy it for me I’ve gotten another one every spring since and hung it on the front porch and killed it every year. This year I moved it out back where I actually remember to water it and it’s on it’s 2nd or third batch of blooms! I get to look at it more than I would if it was out front too.
I’m still shocked at how well these three tomato plants are doing. I really did not expect the spindly little sprouts to survive, let alone be thriving the way they are!
Still have Poppies from Daniels’ Grandma
My little patch of volunteer petunia’s is getting big and blooming like crazy! It has lots of weeds around it because I refuse to mow it over so I have to be careful mowing around it.
The cucumbers are still really stunted but they are starting to climb a little.
Sweet little Yellow Squash
I was told I could trellis the zucchini and squash. I think that might have been a terrible falsehood.
I had to stop Daniel from picking this one. I practically threw myself in front of him screaming, “IT HAS TO TURN RED FIRST!!!!!!” This bad boy is going to be delicious!
What’s that? A tiny little soy bean pod waiting to become my Edamame? Oh yah.
The pumpkin was doing GREAT until we left for the weekend and it got a tiny bit crispy. Will have to do lots of watering this week to make up for that little mishap.
Also, it’s kitten season. Luna chased a little and mama kitty out from behind the shed this morning so animal control brought by a trap to see if we can catch ‘em. Fingers crossed. It didn’t work last time we tried.
We have had pretty eventful weekends for several weekends in a row. Several weeks ago Daniel and I decided to finally bite the bullet after two years of talking about it and we bought ourselves a couple of kayaks! The only way I could get myself to do it was to call it our 1 year anniversary present, PLUS my birthday (this month) and Daniel’s birthday in the Fall.
|Our sweet friend Grace gave us the car rack for a wedding gift last year. Thanks, Grace!|
|Luna was very concerned about Daniel out on the lake testing a kayak without her.|
|If she had stayed in the kayak with Daniel she wouldn’t have been soaking wet and she wouldn’t have had to watch from the shore. That’s where she swam to when she dove off the boat.|
So this weekend we finally got the chance to try out the kayaks as well as Luna’s new doggy life-jacket on a float trip with my family. The river I grew up floating on is about three and a half hours away so we decided to camp too. My uncle and two little cousins camped with us and we had a wonderful time telling scary stories (Hayden promised to “Scare your face off”) and making banana boats. Banana Boats=Banana+chocolate+marshmallows+whatever else you have +tinfoil+campfire. So fun.
|This was the most organized we were going to get for a group shot. That’s my kayak in the front. Isn’t it pretty?|
|Luna’s 2nd time camping. She slept without her crate for the first time ever and did great in the tent!|
|Luna is a great car-rider. But she worries when Daniel is in the gas station.|
I don’t have any photos of Luna riding in Daniel’s kayak or mine because our waterproof case broke for the still camera We’re hoping we can glue the broken piece back together. I did take the Flip video in its waterproof case so I’ll post the video once I get it edited. Luna did SUCH a great job for her first float trip! We all came home exhausted and looking forward to doing it again next weekend for my birthday.
OK, so it’s a little goofy that we’re not making pizza on the Friday night that I institute “Pizza and Pinterest Fridays” but we USUALLY make home made pizza on Friday nights so the name is staying. The plan is to do a little bit of discussing about whatever pizza we make each Friday and the recipe we use. We’re still searching for just the right dough recipe and I’m pretty sure I keep repeating recipes and wondering why it feels like I can never get it right. On top of the quick pizza recap (Which is mostly for my own record-keeping) I’ll post a Pinterest “Pin of the Week.” Maybe something I have tried out or something that looks cool and I want to try out or maybe even something completely ridiculous.
Tonight I made tacos instead of pizza because Daniel had pizza at Guy’s Night last night where they all hung out and watched hours and hours of Alien movies (you know, Sigourney Weaver eating her way out of an alien that ate her. Or something like that) in anticipation of the new one coming out. Gag. I am sometimes invited to guys night when it involves movies (I felt like Queen of the Geeks when I went to see the new Star Trek with them) but I declined this time on the grounds that those old Alien movies freak me the frack out.
Tonight’s Pin is a recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. See her pretty pictures? She’s way better at photography than I am. But, I use my iPad for most of my blog photos so I’m going to blame that. Yup. Not a lack of skills on my part. Nope. Definitely not.