Archive for July, 2010

Jul 25 2010

Christmas In July

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For a daylily hybridizer, yesterday was a lot like being a kid at Christmas.  There wasn’t much sleeping the night before, and each daylily afficionado participating in the SMDS Daylily show at Bordines was eagerly awaiting the sunrise to see what mother nature would present to them in their garden beds. 

Our long day started the [...]

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Jul 22 2010

Pollinators Anonymous

On my last post, I talked about my husband’s every-morning activity in the garden.
Today, while he was out doing his thing, there were other pollinators in the garden along with him.  Here are a few shots of the company he kept:

I think this next fella was just trying to fit in.

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Jul 18 2010

Shared Affections

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It’s summertime.  And you know what that means?
It means I have to share my husband.
Every morning, from the time he wakes until right before lunchtime, he is in the their bed.
I really can’t blame him.  Just look at these beauties!

I try to keep up on my appearance.
I exercise.  Sometimes I even put on makeup.
I even get [...]

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Jul 17 2010

Oh, Deer!

Living out in the country has it’s benefits:
There’s the wildlife we see nearly daily,

Our ability to keep backyard chickens,

the joy of watching my children interact with those chickens,

and even the experience of watching the wildlife interact with the chickens.
We are also able to keep a large garden…

…which supplies us with a daily bounty during the summer,

…and even into the Winter.

We see deer [...]

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Jul 09 2010

Fresh From The Garden…

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…and I have plans for these guys tonight!  Stay tuned!!
Edit: We had these for dinner last night, made into one of our favorite summer dishes.   I had already been anxiously awaiting the first Zucchini of the season, just so I could make our Zucchini Au Gratin.  Click on over to for the step-by-step recipe!

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Jul 04 2010

Happy Independence Day!

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Jul 02 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For

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Recently, we started biking.

There have been some mishaps…

…and quick recoverys.

Since we were enjoying this new family activity so well, we decided to get some new bikes.
The boys got new bikes.

And so did we.

When I say “new bikes”, what I really mean is somebody else’s old bikes, but new to us. 
After all, we are frugal.
Tonight, for [...]

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