Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Usual, Plus a Little Adventure

Not a whole lot changes around here. We still have chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a garden. But this month we decided we needed a little excitement. We took a 'working' trip out to Utah. Hubby worked most of the week, and then we visited our families on the weekend. We went to a wedding. Oh yeah, and I turned the big 3-0. And then we brought back a little brother (Hubbies), for a few weeks. Now come the pictures (Y'all know how much I love pictures).We were able to fly out of Branson, Missouri (which is a little over an hours' drive). The above is a picture of what the airport looks like. We are in the Ozark Mountains, so, they had to make some flat land. It was pretty neat. The seating was made to look like log furniture, and there was only one restaurant and one shop, to go with the three gates and one baggage claim.Here is Mount Timpanogas Temple. We were lucky enough to stay about four blocks away. We were only able to go once. Hubby had a lot of work to get done. We have learned to appreciate the opportunity when we do get to go.Here is Hubbies, oldest of the little brothers, and his new wife. We were so glad that we were able to go and support them. Their wedding was beautiful and they both looked so happy.

Also while in Utah we visited with Hubbies family after the wedding and half the next day, then we went up to my Dad's and spent time with my family for my Birthday. No, I don't have any pictures. Turning 30 for me was hard, so my normal exuberance to take pictures was nonexistent. On Sunday Hubby and I made dinner for my family. We showed them what we'd done to a family recipe and I think that everyone was pleasantly surprised.Here is a view from my window as we were descending into Branson. It was raining, but it was so green.
Wanting to share cooking skills, Hubby showed Little Brother how to brule' bananas and strawberries. They were very careful and Hubby even pulled out the fire extinguisher "Just In Case".

Back home, we got back into the swing of things.
Before we left, we transferred all the babies from the brooder to the white house. Well, we decided that they were old enough to range. They mostly keep to themselves, and some don't even leave the house. The babies are in the background and the big chickens are in the foreground.
Here is Little Brother out picking corn. It was all done when we got home, so we wanted to preserve some of it. He picked a bushel and I got about 12 cups, that I blanched and froze. Little Brother has been a great help. We've given him some chores, like chickens and garbage. Here are our little watermelon. They were about 4 inches in this picture. We found about 3 or 4, but I'm sure there are more.I also found a couple of 1 inch fuzzy cantelope. I'm looking forward to these.We've also been getting a lot of tomatoes. The peppers have suffered with the over growth of the tomatoes they aren't getting very much sun. Here are the 'Duckens'. Big Red as begun hanging around with them. I think he just likes the new hens.The ducks and new hens have began to lay eggs. They are laying in weird places so we don't always get them. They are very white and the size of the big chickens eggs. The new hens eggs are small still, but they'll get bigger.
We've got some projects in the works and are always busy with something. Hopefully I won't take so long to post again.


Jolley's said...

thank you for posting a pic from the wedding. That was the first one I've seen.