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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'VE NOTICED A TREND

I've noticed that since I've started blogging on August 2, 2010 a lot of the bloggers are no longer blogging every day and it seems that they post less and less just like me, others blog once in a blue moon and others have stopped blogging all together and I wonder why but I know life happens along the way... I keep checking everyone's blog and comment even if I don't post just  because I feel like you are my friends.

 For me, I feel too tired at the end of the day to bother and I put it off and then I have so much stuff to blog about that I can't make up my mind what to choose so I don't blog. In the summer, I do pretty much the same from year to year, weed,  mow the lawn, feed calves, plant gardens, office work, meals, run errands and do housework so it's kind of repetitious. I don't have time to run around with a heavy camera around my neck and I don't have a Smart phone to take carry with me to take those awesome shots that happens when you least expect it.

Some of you have been after me to post so here it is today. For dear Kezzie all the way across the ocean, here are photos of  my last two little calves.


An overhead shot of the two of them. The shiny black one is a heifer calf named Lemmon and the other one is a bull calf that we don't name as he is sold. He looks small but he is about 130 pounds and very strong.


I tried to take a decent photo of the two of them standing and they just wouldn't stay still two second. After they were fed, they laid down and I got this shot. Anyone who has tried to take photographs of curious calves can tell you it's not easy. It takes another person to distract them while the other takes their pictures.


Daniel is sitting in his booster seat next to mama while James is sitting on the end.


James is trying out some pasta salad. It doesn't seen to be to his liking...



He said  he didn't like it before even trying but he must at least do the taste test.

Weeding... yes weeding...




I got many wheelbarrowful of these kind of weeds on the edges of the back vegetable garden. These long roots runs under the ground and spread and have to be totally dug out to remove them. If you cut them up they will roots everywhere.


This is what they look like where it grows  in the hayfield  along beside of the garden.




Weeds along the long bed by the driveway.  Mostly wood sorrel and so hard to get rid of.


More weeds around the big rock



Creeping Charlie weeds have taken over my my lawn.



A little row of snowpeas for stir frys.


Some spinach that is ready to be picked


Early cabbage and some chickweeds sprouting again after all the rain.



Some Roma tomatoes starting to grow.


A row of Spanish onion, a row of red onions and a row of yellow  onions


My little potato patch is doing really well after digging out those weeds with long white roots. Notice some Milkweeds have been left for butterflies on the left.


My peonies are starting to bloom



Some peonies way out by the shed have also started to bloom. 

Hopefully I'll be posting again this week. I have more family pictures and I missed some really good shots while being preoccupied in preparing meals.
 Thanks for stopping by.
JB