Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Little Helper


Kiley and I made cupcakes for dessert,  she mixed the batter,  and watched them bake,  then helped ice them. 

She took her job very seriously. 

She didn't ice them all,  for her Mommy doesn't care for frosting,  and she said she had to take her Mom some home just plain. 
She sneaked her some icing while working,  but isn't that the thrill of cooking?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Summer endings Fall beginnings

The changing season has me smiling again.  It's been a hard summer so far,  and with the end of summer approaching,  comes a new mental mood.
I welcome fall,  the cooler temperatures,  changing colors of all God's nature,  the work to be done in preparation of winter.
I so missed my usual summer of gardening.  Weeding,  mowing,  canning,  and enjoying fresh veggies from my garden,  which I didn'i have this year,  due to the heat wave and drought that most of the country suffered from. 
So,  with the end of summer,  I am dedicated to my list of to do's,  and the challenge of getting it done before the first snow falls. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Winter forecast - Wooly worm coat color

Not sure if you can see the wooly worm here, but it is totally black with a brown head.
Does this make for a predicted hard cold winter? I saw 2 and they are marked exactly the same.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Another atempt at Green Beans

Harvest is done for the summer from my garden. Such a disappointing year. Grasshoppers feasted on the final crops after we finally got rain. We didn't have many bugs this summer during the heat and drought. Which was nice, but couldn't sit out and enjoy the outside anyway. Summer just sucked.
So, after the ground got saturated, I am trying for a fall harvest of green beans, zucchini and cucumbers. So far I am pleased with the growth. Now hoping the temps hold and they can produce something for us.
Sa far, the beans are spotty coming up. But more rain has helped the beans sprout now. Finally catching up on the mowing and weed control. The weeds were just waiting to bolt up out of the ground with natures watering. I have missed being able to hide out at the farm this summer and work. Got lazy hanging out in the house. Gotta get back into shape.

Kiley's 3rd Birthday Family Pictures

Aug. 19th we celebrated Kiley's 3rd Birthday. Fun day for all. Aug. 21st was her birthday, and when we told her happy birthday, she said she wanted another party. She loves parties now.
Steve, Kiley and I. Proud Grampa and Gramma.
Aunt Leslie and Kiley. They call each other "best buddies."
Dave, Kiley and Melanie. Proud parents and we are so proud they are ours.

In my Attic

What you are about to read is things from my life in the real world as well as thoughts from my attic.
Attic: Storage space at the top of my head.
Some things will be just off the top of my head too. Beware, no view warnings will appear on posts. Enter my blog at your own risk.