Well, well, well. Just where have I been? It has been a while since my last "real" post, and I can tell you that I have NOT been idle.
(DotnFL, Jerry, Cordie, Mom, Me, ZBoy - and the southern half of Kida)
We had guests at the farm a couple of weeks ago. DotnFL and her daughter Cordelia Naismith showed up with buckets of blueberries, bags of peaches and big hugs for everyone. Cordie was especially interested in seeing the mobile chicken coop that my dad had built - after all, she was the inspiration for it! See, she was reading Omnivore's Dilemma, talked about it on her blog, Mom bought it, Dad read it - and the result was the Eggmobile! Cordie finally got to see what she started!
Some pictures - This little feathery person kept coming to the feeder, but it had run dry. Dad finally refilled it and this was one happy little hummer!!!!! And I remember when I was that flexible!!! It's been a few years though...
Kida and Deacon paid rapt attention to DotnFL as she picked blueberries.
We've had a little success with our plot too - we brought home these lovely eggplants from the farm. The cabbage (named Cabegee) was part of a project at ZBoy's school. It grew and grew and the more it grew, the more the slugs and snails found it attractive. They'd pretty much turned the leaves to lace when the stray pumpkin seeds from last fall's jackolantern sprouted and they turned their attention to the new kids in the bed. Except the pumpkins didn't agree with them and they disappeared. The pumpkin vines have been going great guns, trying to take over the driveway and the sidewalk. We've pulled out about half of the vine in this picture.
In the meantime, Wilbur's been standing guard over Cabegee and lo and behold - there's an actual head of cabbage in there! We may get to harvest something yet!
Oh, there's more, but it's late and I still seem to need lots of sleep. So I'm crashing now.
By the way - prayers, positive thoughts, healing vibes - all those things work. My blog buddy Nikki got good news from the doctor today and hopefully will be burning those miscarriage papers in celebration! Keep those good thoughts coming!