Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Gardening

With Fall temperatures finally arriving, I couldn't wait to get my hands dirty. The strawberry beds needed thinning and weeding. Alex and I had extended the bed by half this summer, so I had more room to plant the extra plants from the thinning process. I made 5 rows that are 10' long and I still had extra plants. So I planted some more plants in pots and placed them on the back patio; the rest of the plants I just threw in the flower bed and covered with the extra dirt. I am hoping for a bumper crop this spring so Brayden can pick and eat till his belly nearly pops. And after the strawberry harvest is over, the blackberry vines (along the fence) will be loaded with big, juicy berries ready for Brayden to pick. This is why I use no pesticides or herbicides, because we like to eat what we pick right there in the garden.

While working in the strawberry bed, I could enjoy the sights of all my other backyard favorites: morning glories, canna lillies, lantana and sweet potato vines.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Brayden, the gardener

Future garden enthusiast? Brayden loves picking flowers and studying them. Here the lantana is in full bloom and the little bright red and orange blossoms were just to pretty to resist.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Going Green & Deer Friends

This is our redneck neighbor's attempt at going "green"; the engine runs on photosynthesis! But these guys who have been sneaking into my backyard along with an army of armadillos by night, run on flower power. Yes, they have been taking bites out of my lantanna and morning glories.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brayden spends the weekend

Tabitha and Sean bought me a video recorder for my birthday. I just had to try it out. I took this video last night when Troy, Brayden, and Candy were playing around on our bed. They were really having a good time. It looks like I will have to work a little bit on my video skills :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fun at the Zoo

Here are a few pics of the animals we saw with our two grandsons a few weeks ago (see Debbie's entry below). I was pleasantly surprised with the improvements that had been made to the Little Rock Zoo since last time we visited. The animals have new open air compounds instead of cages. There seems to be more animals and exhibits. The grounds seemed cleaner and better kept. All in all we had a good time except of the stifling hot weather and the sudden thunderstorm, but who do you blame for the weather? Can you guess which animal reminds me most of Debbie?

Fun at the Zoo cont.