Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Visit our neighbor, Tamera's blog at: http://tamerasvanes.blogspot.com/
and visit our friend, Kimberly's blog at: http://kimberly-quietmysoul.blogspot.com/.
It is so neat to be able to go to your blogs, ladies and see what's happening in your lives now!!! Keep up the good work...
Monday, June 29, 2009
Another difference of today and yesterday was that my dad mowed all of the ditches around the place here this afternoon, so things look much nicer now. It's amazing how giving the grass a haircut can improve it's appearance so much! I guess it works that way with people too. :)
To hear the first sweet meadowlark of spring,
To hear the thrasher singing from the wood,
To hear the willet calling on the wing,
--That is good.
To feel the beat of clean and wholesome rains,
To see the wind, reverberating, swell
The fields of wheat and sweep across the plains,
--That is well.
To climb a butte when night begins to thirst
For draughts of light; to leave a world of strife
And at the butte's far top see sunrise burst,
--That is life!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The zucchini are too...
The corn is already knee-high on me--if I pull the leaf up! This is open-pollinated popcorn...
The next performance was by a yodeling cowgirl, but we had got to visiting with a couple guys Dad knows before we made it into the tent, so we didn't hear her whole performance.
That was our happy day~
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
This afternoon, Mom and I worked in the garden quite a while again and then decided to take a break from that and to plant our flower bed with the flowers we got from 2 different families who grew them from seed. I tilled the area up and then arranged the flowers and spaced them and Mother worked on planting them. I helped her when I finished with my job...
It's hard to see in the picture here, but we planted Petunias, Black Eyed Susans, Moss Roses, and a little pink flower which I'd never seen before and which I'm not remembering the name of currently.
Right before supper, Andrew got out the lawn mower he had been working on a while back (someone gave it to us, as there was a hole in the side of the motor--which he patched somehow) and he put the "Blade assembly" (or whatever that's called?) back on and took it for a spin... It worked really well and he was able to cut the grass faster with this mower than we could with either of our other rider mowers! Great work, brother!
It rained tonight, so we won't be doing too much haying; gardening; or mowing anytime real soon. It came just in time for a good day's rest!