|A daily ritual is called "Finding Patches" so we can give him a bowl of milk!|
Mom's birthday she requested a hot dog roast in the late evening. Just simple. Hot dogs. No side dishes, no fancy desserts or salads. Just a hot dog roast around the fire pit. She's so dear!
Our corn crop deserves its own post, but I'll just write a bit about it. Josh tilled "the rock pit", Dad helped me plan and plot the rows, the kids planted the seeds, and after weeks and weeks of weeding, hoeing, watering and fertilizing, our rock pit produced the most beautiful crop of Sugar Buns and Ambrosia corn! It made a beautiful fence to give us a bit of privacy from the neighbors, and I loved looking out at it every morning and see how it seemed to literally grow overnight! It was such a fun project! One of my favorite memories was watering the corn in the early mornings with my Mom. She'd come over and help me as the rows were getting established, and we'd talk about everything and nothing. It was so sweet. Definitely a memory I'll keep forever. Just Mom and me - working and talking together.
Josh planted me two rows of beans for me, because he KNOWS I love green beans! Little did I know how well they would produce. Bushels and BUSHELS of beans! We couldn't keep up with them, and gave lots away. We were expert "Bean Counters" by the end of the season.
A few of the local events: The Cache Valley Cruise-in, where people from all over bring their vintage cars and their cloth diapers and lovingly buff them as we all stroll past and admire their automobiles.
Our summer was capped off by a trip to the Oregon Coast. Josh's cousins had planned a combined family vacation back in December (when we lived a bit closer). We stayed in a cute little condo with a kitchen and cable, so we all enjoyed watching Food Network and HGTV, while making food and enjoying the sand and surf. The first day was the best weather, and it was great to watch the kids experience the ocean waves for the first time.
|Nice fire, Scouts!|