Thursday, August 4, 2011

July's Garden

This is a little late:) It's the first week in August and I still have yet to get a red tomato. By the end of July I am usually giving tomatoes away because I can't keep up with them. It has been a cooler summer than past summers. I have been harvesting pickling cucumbers,zucchini, basil, chives, I pulled all my onions except for a few. My peppers are growing nicely. I pulled my carrots last week and a friend came over and helped my can them. I am finally getting some green beans!!! We got 3 apricots off our tree. The prune tree will be ready in September. Is it winter yet?? HaHa

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Camping 2011

A few weeks ago we headed up to the Cascades to do some camping. Rob likes to "rough" it so we went up about 2 miles past the last campers. It was a great spot except no river for the kids to play in and cool off. There were lots of old logging roads to hike on, beautiful wildflowers to pick, and great views. The second night I heard what I thought was some wild cat outside our tent, I woke Rob and asked him where the gun was. The animal went away. Then about 3:50 in the morning I thought I heard a truck trying to start down at the campground. I kept hearing it and was wondering why they couldn't get that stupid truck started. Then the whole sky just lit up...aha...not a truck but thunder. I woke Rob up again (poor guy!) he looked outside and said we should get the kids in the car and pack up and head home. Ten minutes after we got the kids loaded the thunder and lighting stopped (figures). So we headed home and got home about 6:30 in the morning. We had a great time!!