I don't post here a lot, but I check in every day. What have you been up to this summer?
In July I drove my mom to Hopkinsville, Kentucky (from Minnesota) so she could attend her 60-year high school class reunion.
This year's garden is a disaster. Too much rain = too many weeds.
We rented out our hay field this summer to a couple local farmers who are planted corn. It's over 9' tall.
Lars bought fencing to enclose the new chicken house. We may get chickens this fall.
I met my newest cousin, Claire, on Tuesday. She's 6 weeks old and adorable.
As my Grandma Olson used to say, "Now you tell one."
We had a great summer down in Nikiski at our place on the beach (South of Anchorage, AK).
I went for walks collecting agates, did a little landscaping, planted a garden,
put up some garden fencing because the rabbits got to everything before we did,
and brought our lawn back to life. The weather was beautiful!
I read a number of pages on WWII this summer as well as
Edmund S. Morgan small book "The Meaning of Independence".
My love of history has been life long.
Started a new crazy quilt in May and am almost in the home stretch, that's probably how I'm going to finish my summer. Bought three books on selling crafts online and need to finish reading one so I can donate it to the library hopefully. If they don't put it in thier permanent collection , I might give it to the quilter's group in town to start a co-op. Put in raised beds this year and they're kind of small but I like them and the tomatoes , beans and beets seem to like them too. Got into the crawlspace yesterday and finished insulating under the addition . Wish me luck on my fuel bill. I also bought a pellet stove and had that installed.
Two that come to mind right away,
First, I quit my job to take a less stressful one. At this juncture in my existence I do not need the buffoonery associated with climb-the-corporate ladder at all costs raving career obsessed yuppie types trying to micro-manage me.
Second, I attended my 40th high school reunion. Shocked to find out classmates that never gave any indication I actually existed back then now want to hug, kiss, and talk to me. I guess they all changed since I'm still just as asocial. Seriously, it was a fantastic two days of drinking and showing off our scars.