Just a little bit of everything

I did so good the first year of blogging keeping up with things and posting everyday. Lately though, I feel like I barely sit down and if I do, I don’t sit down with my computer. Then my computer got sick. I mean some kind of crazy virus that didn’t allow us to log in. My boys freaked out. I had no idea what to do. Thankfully my youngest Denton found what is called a FIXME STICK. It plugs into to your USB port and then cleans your computer. Again, thankfully, it worked! We can now log in and use the computer.  So here is a little bit of an update about what has been going on.

 

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Town Celebration have started! Rose Festival Parade in State Center.
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Thanks to Squeaker for having 5 more babies! They are growing and adorable, but need to find new homes. Soon.
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We have been getting everyone out regularly to exercise and eat grass.
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Thank heavens we didn’t get all the stupid Musk thistles last year. I was worried we wouldn’t have anything to do.
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Raspberries have gotten ripe with all the heat and rain in early June.
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Speaking of rain, got caught on a walk and was waiting for it to stop. So took a couple pictures of the beautiful drops.
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Dolly was indeed bred. She had one large buck, our last Blaze baby.
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And just duplicated herself. Seriously, they are identical.
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Took Piper with me for company one day. She loves exploring and was exhausted by the time we were done.
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I took Landon for company too. But I made him work. He’s pretty good help when he isn’t complaining.
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I have seen more wild life this year than any I can remember. Baby deer, big deer, pheasants, turkeys, coyotes, wide variety of birds, and even a few babies!
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I love these flowers. Instead of trying to take mom flowers that have wilted by the time I get back to her, I send her pictures of her bouquet. 
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Another cool nest we found another day. Couldn’t believe how neat the nest was wound onto the plant. 
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The garden is growing, but so are the weeds. Grrr…
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Our Wednesday nights are busy with Guinea Pig Agility classes…
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and Rabbit Hopping. This is not hopping so much as breaking. Miss Kitty lays out like this when she has had enough!
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The kids are busy training their animals for fair. Raider the lamb is not loving his halter!
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Our 8th annual Petting Farm at Collins Days Celebration. The 4-H kids did a wonderful job with their animals and posters for it!
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There were a bunch of pictures of the parade, but here is our new sign for the club carried by two of our members. I truly love these kids and what they do.
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Finally, I took Landon last Sunday and dropped him of at his Naval League Cadet Corp Basic Training Orientation. For a WEEK. No phone calls, no letters, no contact, unless there is a medical emergency. Since we are about half way through Friday and his graduation is Saturday at 0930, I assume he has made it through. I have missed him terribly and can’t wait to see him and hear all about it. I am so proud of him but this mommy likes having her kiddos at home with her!

So that pretty much gets us through the month of June. It’s been busy and I hope I have a chance to get back on here again before July is over, but if not, be well and enjoy the beauty that is all around you!

 

 

The next day.

So the next day I got started early and headed back to the garden.

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I got the seeds and all the tools I would need out. Remember my awesome neighbor that tilled? Well he thought I should borrow his planter! What a great guy. That really sped up the planting process.

 

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Sweet Corn Patch

 

These pictures aren’t that exciting now but they will be as soon as things start popping up! With the warm weather we are having and the moisture already in the ground, I hoe that is soon!

 

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Pea wire up and peas and beans planted.

I got everything planted and marked. I am happy to have everything in the ground.

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The whole thing is full and ready to grow! I can’t wait to see it as it start to come up!

 

Finally!

I am not sure how many of you noticed, but it rained about every other day in May. At least that is the way it felt to me! I talked to my super excellent neighbor who tilled my garden last year. He was happy to help out again. We set a date and it rained. So we set another date and it rained. We then set yet another date and it freaking poured. Seriously?!

Finally on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, I stopped by. He planned on heading out to his nieces house to till up her garden early that evening and would stop by on his way back into town. Perfect!!

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It takes him no time at all to till the whole thing twice, and when he is done the dirt is perfect for planting.

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While he was working, I ran to yet another super excellent neighbors house to pick up my push mower. It wouldn’t start so I took it to see if he could get it running. Of course, he did and it runs better than it has in years.┬áThank goodness! Another one big enough to use it!

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Once my neighbor was all finished to his satisfaction, I started planting right away.

 

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Tomato cages my Grandpa Beavers made years ago.
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Tomatoes in!

 

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Peppers were next.
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Along with Eggplant, cabbage, and broccoli.

Since it was getting later and about supper time, I finished in the garden by planting my Herb Garden in the wash tub Sister gave me for my birthday last year. I set it at the end of the strawberry patch.

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Speaking of the Strawberry Patch. Holy growth again this year! This thing is crazy!

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They are so tall and completely loaded! With a little sunshine and warmth, we will be picking daily! I did a little peeking around under all those leaves.

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Won’t be long. I then had gotten a few plants and flowers that needed taken care of.

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My flag border was a gift from yet another super awesome neighbor. Have I mentioned that I seriously have the best people living around me?

 

I didn’t get a lot of plants because I wasn’t sure where I was putting some of my containers. But these two I knew what I was doing. I have a few weeds to continue to get rid of for sure!

Then I walked over to clean up a corner I had planted with asparagus, rhubarb, and raspberries. I wasn’t even sure what was actually over there it was so over grown. My asparagus is still spindly and not spreading. I may look for a couple more plants. The rhubarb is growing perfectly. I picked some and weeded around them. The raspberries surprised me. A few years ago a friend of mine brought me over what looked like two sticks with roots. I thought what the heck I will dig a hole and put them in it. And look what we have now!

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They are spreading too! Yeah! I would love to have to walk through my yard to pick raspberries instead of through the timber and weeds and bugs! (Although, I probably will still do all that, it’s one of my favorite things to do early in the morning with my sister)

I was feeling better about the chances of my garden that night!