Tim is doing a fantastic job on our gardens! He's out there several times a day watering, weeding, and tending to all the plants. Along with chasing the chickens off his new seedlings. We've discovered that they really REALLY enjoy the corn plants. Oh, and they've scratched and dug up or buried our sunflower plants. Geez, the sacrifices we make for free range eggs!
really likes it. Heather also brings her kids and last week
we brought a picnic to the park afterwards so the kids could
play. We got Mathew and Will in the tree together and actually
got them looking in somewhat of the same direction for a photo!
A lesson at Ride for Joy. They've moved to a new arena, so they
will be going nearly year round now. This is Will's third year with
them. At the next five week session he takes they are going to
start getting him riding much more independently - as in no helpers guiding him around. Should be interesting!
We've been out to Emmett three times now to pick up our milk. At the last visit we talked about some options for helping out on their bottling days and about coordinating some more families in Kuna looking for raw milk. Exciting stuff!!!
It's blueberry season and after we picked up milk we went up the road to a pick your own blueberry patch. We had never seen actual blueberry bushes before so it was fun to pick! Not bad at 2 dollars a pound! We ate them all week and also made blueberry ice cream from the cream I skimmed off the raw milk. YUM!
Here's Carmel hanging out in the shade of a big bushy plant. Will still likes to go out there and hold them. In fact, Tim caught him trying to hang one by the tail feathers the other day! He was giggling as the poor chicken was flapping about trying to figure out why it was being strung up by the tail. Tim had to remind him to be gentle and nice to the hens.
Cheap entertainment - take the dogs down to Indian Creek for a creek bath. Snoopy took some convincing to get in the water.
Once he was in his swimming instincts took over and he was a paddling pup!
4 th of July - we took a little drive into Meridian and parked up on a hill to watch the fireworks. As the grand finale was going Tim was frantically packing up the car to 'beat the crowds' trying to get out at once.
A group of model T's came through town and we went to check them out. One guy said he bought his for 50 bucks more than 50 years ago. Will pulled out his wallet and tried to hand him 50 monopoly dollars - 'I'll buy your car'!
Will has been at a day camp for this week and next. It's only for two hours in the morning, so no point in going home. We took the dogs for a walk around part of the Boise river.
Did a little family photo shoot for Heather. This is my favorite!
I've started a new blog to chronicle my food obsessions. I figured I would let you decide if you wanted to read about eggs and milk and fats and such. I'll keep it 'family friendly' here! But for those of you who dare, here it is - Keep it Real.