Wednesday, August 3: The kids are still doing their garden class through the library. It takes forty-five minutes to get there, but Hubby and I decided to have them follow through on the class. It only seems fair. They planted the garden and they should get to see it come to fruition. Beyond basic maintenance, on this day they turned their worms loose in the garden, but only after measuring their length and manhandling them. They also studied eggs and the different insects, reptiles, birds, etc. that lay them. The teachers brought in an incubator full of eggs and a cage with two Guinea keets (chicks). The Guineas were hilarious. The kids got to feed them four grasshoppers and those birds went nuts! I keep hearing how good Guineas are for insect control, and now I'm thinking I might have to get me a few.
|Investigating the worms|
|Even Thane got in on the worm action.|
I had a doctors appointment and all is still very well. My doctor is a very bizarre individual. I call him Dr. Jekyll. He is insanely nice, however he makes me remember why I don't like doctors.
Meme and I have decided to do something that we both have been wanting to do for some time. So we spent this evening throwing bowls. As in making pottery. I have no picture proof of this since it is hard to take a picture when you are covered in clay. Meme and I each managed to make two bowls in our two hour class. And they are beautiful. Trimming comes next, then a firing, then glazing and the final firing. I can't wait to be done and have my final project in hand. I do believe this is a hobby that I will do for the rest of my life. What a feeling to sink your fingers into the clay and feel it move and form under your hands. And then to have something that you can actually use as your end result. It is going to be as addicting as knitting. Which I need to pick up again...
Thursday, August 4: I have no pictures of this day. Not a single one. We had the opportunity to meet a fellow blogger today. I found her blog along the side of another blog that had been featured by GRIT on Facebook. Whoa. That's a convoluted way to find someone that lives an hour from you. Linda blogs at http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/. They are selling their harvest of hay and we just so happen to need some hay. So we made the drive and after a visit in which the children soaked in the wading pool, checked out the old truck in the barn and were taken on a four-wheeler ride, we loaded the hay and headed out. We only took one bale just to make sure the goats liked it. They do. So we will be heading back again for more. This time hopefully we can bum a truck and maybe trailer so we can get what we need. Another drawback of driving a Subaru Outback. You would be surprised though at all of the things we can cram in there.
In the evening we drove to Paonia to listen to music for the yearly series called Pickin' in the Park. It's like a mini festival every Thursday night in the month of August. We were lucky enough on this night to listen and witness the band called March Fourth Marching Band http://marchfourthmarchingband.com/. We have seen them before and they are awesome entertainers. We hula hooped, played dress up, played at the park and danced the night away. It was just what we were needing.
Friday, August 5: Today was a catch up day. Hubby went to work and I did laundry and cleaned house.
|I love baby clothes drying in sunshine.|
Sunday, August 7: Happy Birthday to my niece, Kalli! I can't believe she is fifteen. She is as old now as I was when she was born.
Hubby and I are procrastinators to the bitter end. We were up until midnight helping Spencer finish his record books and display board for the fair. It all turned out lovely, but made me reminisce about eighth grade science fair. Display board, rubber cement, last minute hustle. This seems to be our M.O.
Monday, August 8: Got up early to make it to the fairgrounds in time for Spencers interview with the fair board judges. He looked so sharp in his white button up and Wranglers with his boots polished and his hair combed. Even Maycee dressed up. He did great in his interview and we will find out the results of his project on Tuesday.
|My handsome boy|
And this brings us to Tuesday which will have a post of it's own. Thank you for reading and allowing me to catch up.