Saturday, June 14, 2014

Where does the time go?

How can it be that I last posted at the end of April!?

In the last week (or two) we've seen tons of friends, spent the night in Baraboo, hoola hooped, played baseball, grilled out, walked the dog, gone to a movie (just one I think), watched Fringe (thank you Netflix), gardening (lots and lots), etc.

Summer is finally here, this means travel. Last weekend we put about 150 miles on the car in one day! We took Baxter out to my parents house to run around and pick asparagus, they were camping for the weekend and needed someone to check the house. It seemed to make sense to take a family drive. We finally found a place to hang our wind chimes from Brett's grandparents, and had to pick up another hook to hang them from one the way home... i.e. stop at Farm and Fleet (where I yes, bought more garden seeds). We were able to get the new seeds in the ground, just before it started raining. Hoorah! Believe it or not we called this day, a relaxing day.

Sunday brought sunshine, some clouds and baseball. The Stoughton Merchants took on Waterloo's Firemen and won 5-3! The girls, dogs and I also got in some exercise pregame - that's always fun! Oh and my vacuum died, luckily we have Brett's as backup.

OK - so, the garden. I'm so excited to be doing one this year! We've planted the following: climbing peas, pole beans, bush zucchini and cucumber (zucchini is already huge and we might have to move one set), tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, a chocolate pepper, jalapeno peppers, carrots, basil, kale, spinach, onions, corn, oregano, parsley, rosemary, creeping thyme, blueberries, and a whole bunch of flowers too. We originally just had the 4x8 raised bed, then we tilled another section (about 5x10), we're using the laundry line poles to help the peas and beans climb, and put the cherry tomatoes in a large pot on the front step. I better learn how to can and freeze pretty quick!

As always I try to take Baxter with us/me whenever I can so we walked to music in the park last week. Brett was playing baseball against Milton in the Fort Atkinson tournament series (they won!) and play again this Friday night. Not a bad turnout at the park, we ran into a few people we knew and we stayed for about 20 minutes before getting him home to cool down and rest.

On tap: We've got friends moving, visiting, and making plans. In the works a tubing trip, lots of Merchant baseball, helping move, biking, Brewer's baseball, camping, strawberry picking, more gardening, a trip to the farmers market, road trip to Nashville (pipeline), family time, and of course our trip to Ireland. That's coming up this fall, along with maybe... the purchase of a new car.

We'll see where God takes us in the meantime.

Cool bumper sticker of the week: Imagine Whirled Peas

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