aaand 2 months later

-I’ve had many great intentions to update this blog but of course those intentions stayed intention and never turned into success.
-our internet SUCKS beyond worth. I’ve actually called and complained to our horrible provider and basically there are too many people (4 families) on the internet line. And there’s nothing they Will do about it. they Say there is a new thing (called fiber optic for those who know about internet savvy stuff) coming in in the fall and we will be on it, buuuut i’m not holding my breath on it. So when the internet sucks, I can’t exactly load up any pictures on here. And what is a blog without pictures? An essay. A short story. A novel. Boring.
-It’s almost August. August. Lets see what happened in June+July.
-garden garden garden. I’ve been spending SO much time in the garden and I love it. Everything is up, flourishing and lots is producing.
IMG_1223
-the flowers {zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, bachelor buttons, yarrow, poppies, and a random collection of other seeds) are all opened up or still yet to open within the next few weeks.
IMG_1312
IMG_1326
^^my mom gave me this vase and I LOVE it. I love how it looks with the sunflowers and know it’l look sharp with the bright zinnias too
-the corn has tassels. the beans we’ve been eating. the potatoes have flowered and appeared to have died down. the tomatoes are growing. (I ate the first one today!). The zucchinis/squashes are going crazy, of course. the strawberries are done. the peppers are finally flowering. the tomatillos are taking over. the onions have flopped their greens over. the beets are a good size. the greens are likely bitter. and i’m not sure what i left out so it’s not that important.
IMG_1219
^^when we got back from 2 weeks up back home

-and the chickens. I have 16 little 13 week chicks. well 7 are about the same sized as my ones that are nearly 1.5years old!
IMG_0895
^^these are by far the favourite…3/5 silkies and a mille fleur d’uccle. So unique looking and really gentle+friendly
-When we left for Canada, Nosy Nancy had been sitting on a dozen eggs for about a week. I figured she would hatch them out right when we were due to come back. And she did. just 1. there were 8 eggs in total when I got back. One had cracked the shell and then I saw half the shell off, but a sac still on the chick, so thought maybe I found it mid hatching. But half hour later still nothing. And it had died oddly. Then I attempted to ‘candle’ the eggs (shine a light under the egg to see if there’s anything inside). 2 eggs I was sure was just unfertilized, and so I threw them in the pasture far enough so I wouldn’t smell it but close enough to see if I was right, and thankfully I was! Anyways. She is currently sitting on 4 eggs now but I don’t think anything will turn out of those ones. It’s been longer than normal. Will see.

IMG_0821IMG_1232
^^day 1/21 of her sitting                                        ^^first chick!

-and we went to Canada. Took us a total of 5 days driving. Good grief.
IMG_1043
^^Lake McDonald, MT {Glacier Park}
IMG_1064IMG_1099
^^Moraine Lake, AB {Jasper Park}
IMG_1197

-we finally arrived after 3 days driving
-rest of the family arrived by the next day
IMG_1126

^^teaching Sophia how to bake!
IMG_1140
^^someone brought out allllll the lego so it kept everyone (except mom as she was busy making good food and such)busy at all times!
IMG_1148
^^playing a fun lawn game

-and we all got to go to hythe conv. so that was extra special!

11693849_10152828536416504_8808188708000826450_n
^^sisters with our favourite niece!

11224060_10152828535076504_6464326485534996556_n
^
^and the whole family

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s