Thursday, June 18, 2009

We have gotten quite a bit of rain these last few days and we really needed it. Our area had been in a severe drought and now we are only moderately dry.
Our potato patch, with ninety hills, is really looking good. We planted Yukon gold and a variety of russets. The Yukon gold were a lot slower to come up than the russets, so they are the smaller plants.

This is Cheese. Don't know why the kids named her that.

Meet Pinky. We give all the animals funny names and this batch of pigs are named Pinky and the Brain.

Lily and new baby Molly.

Molly is a beauty.

We have the pool all up and running.
And that one frog Cal found the other day has apparently called all his frog friends in, because last night we had an amazingly noisy frog symphony going! There must have been dozens of them!!
Yesterday I went clothes shopping with Kris. It was a lot of fun. I don't know why her sisters hate to shop with her. It was completely painless, especially since she was the one shelling out the cash. Then we had a fantastic lunch at Olive Garden.
Yesterday they all went fishing and caught some trout in the huge pond that is on Grandpa's land. Grandpa has a secret recipe for grilling fish and they all loved it.
Grandpa, his brother-in-law and the kids left OK this am heading back this way. Not sure if they are going to drive straight through or spend the night somewhere. We can't wait to see them!!
The local fair starts today and runs through Sunday. Cal and Colton have to work the FFA concession stand on Sat and Sun, so we will be spending some time there.


crochet lady said...

Your kids are just gonna have so many great memories from those weeks spent with G+G, what fun!

Great animal pics!

Alicia said...

It's not so much that I hate shopping with's that she Hates, with a capital H, shopping with me...I take too long, I'm indecisive, I ask her opinion and then don't take it...the list goes on!

I love your blog...and all the pics of your farm life!

From Alicia...Krissy twin!

PAK ART said...

I was going to say, it's the other way around. Kris hates to shop with us, not us with her. In fact, I've never had so much fun as shopping for dresses with Kris once where she kept making all these funny faces and pulling the clothes on her body funny. We laughed so hard we almost peed our pants.

I love your farm animals. I need to see more pig pictures please! I love pigs.

janice said...

I love your pic's and finally finding Krissy's friend that enticed her to make the big MOVE! She is amazing and so brave.


tainterturtles said...

You did a good job supporting Kris with her shopping adventure. When she came to work on Thursday I was so surprised to see her in a skirt/skort....Kris looked beautiful! She even had her toenails painted. I was so excited about that, that I went home and painted MY toenails too! I'm so glad you two are good friends.