Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blueberry Netting

Our birds like our blueberries as much as we do, that is why we have to put netting over our bushes.  It's a family project!:)  Here we are, back in June, putting up the netting.

We have four different varieties of blueberries, and all but one are done putting out fruit for the year.  In a week or so, we will pick the last of them.  Due to the extreme drought last fall, our bushes did not produce abundantly this year, but we had a nice amount.  So we are focusing on watering them well this summer, and we put down some cedar mulch, in hopes of having more blueberries than we know what to do with next year (translated...some to sell! ).  :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Farmwife's Journal - July 9th

OK...I wrote this post over two weeks ago, but a busy life and a very unreliable Internet service do not make for good blogging!  It seems as though my service is either VERY slow or non-existent.  And I don't have time for slow Internet, so I just pass the computer by and am on to other things.  Hopefully they will get their problems solved soon. :)  Here's the post...

Life has been absolutely nuts lately.  It looks like things should settle down a bit this month, and I'm thankful! :)  Let's see...what has been happening around here?  Well, sweet Emily turned 16!  She wanted to go roller blading for her birthday, so we did that among other things.  Since she had outgrown her skates, she borrowed a pair...actually our friends said she could have them.  Well, she was working so hard at skating, and we were trying to give her tips because she seemed to be having such a hard time.  It was strange because she is such a good hockey player.  Then we realized (after we skated for two miles) that her wheels were falling apart!!  We immediately turned around. :)  Mike pulled her some, and I pushed some, with lots of laughs! :)  Every few minutes we would stop and peel another layer of rubber off her wheels, and then she would plod on.  She said it was a great workout! :)  We made some good memories that day. :)

Hope you all had a great Independence Day!  Here are some pictures of our holiday.  Our day started off with a very festive breakfast.  Fresh picked blueberries and homemade raspberry sauce...yum! :)

My waffles :)

Ben's waffle :)
Then we went to our friends for a 4th of July celebration.

On our way...a day off...yeah!! :)

Jonny and his friend, Eddie, in the three legged race

Em and her friend, Savanah, in the three legged race

Mike and I in the couples three legged race :)
We made it!  I thought for sure Mike would drag me to the finish line. :)
Boys lined up for the gunny sack races
Egg toss

Here goes Emmy! :)

Well, she caught it...right over her head...and then it broke! :)  If you look close you can see the egg dripping from her hair...a nasty conventional chicken egg too! :)

Pull boys pull!

The girls are beating the boys in tug of war! :)

Blind folded wives are going to feed their husbands pudding. :)

Faster honey, faster! :)
We had a great day, but were completely exhausted the next day due to spending the day in the extremely hot weather.  I think the temperature was over 100 degrees that day...and very humid! :(