Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Too Hot to be Too Funny

Not much funny going on around here. It's just been too hot and muggy for joking. So I thought I'd share a pic of something we saw the other day. If you look closely, the dog is actually wearing googles and a yellow bandana that matches all the other riders in the very large motorcycle group.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Heat Sickness

The summer heat has finally made me crazy. I just took 4 teen boys to the grocery store.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Too Hot

Record breaking temperatures this week, over 90 degrees and really high humidity to go with it. Of course, three mother rabbits were due this week and I am almost embarrassed to tell what I did for the rabbits. I had CBS run an electical cord all the way out to the shed to run a fan, put ice cubes in their water bowls and put frozen water bottles in each pen 2 times a day. So far so good, no babies lost yet. A litter of bunnies that were born just 2 weeks ago decided it was too hot in their nest box and jumped out. They were hardly able to walk, let alone hop, they were so young. They then suprised me by eating some wild carrot stem and licking the frozen water bottle.
It seems that the tomato blight is back, so I am not optimistic about my tomatoes. The plants looked so good, really tall and thick-stemmed, but I see some wilting of the leaves. Even some of my sunflowers have some strange curled leaves, don't know what that is. And the sunflowers are only about 4 feet tall when they should be 6 feet tall by now. I grow them right next to the chicken run, so the chickens can get some late afternoon shade from them.
A nice suprise from my garden this year is the fact that the pumpkin seeds turned out to be zucchini seeds and I finally have succeeded in growing some nice zucchini. I made some zucchini bread today and will try to fry some up tomorrow. Now I just have to keep that darn woodchuck away from the zucchini. Last year he ate big nibbles out of every single one of my acorn squash. I really need to get DH to use his archery skills and get rid of that bugger.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bedtime questions

In an effort to procrastinate at bedtime, my kids ask questions. Alot of questions. I don't know why they are thinking of these things right before bed. Thinking that much before bed just gives me weird dreams. Here are some of their questions:

  • what is a corpse?
  • how many hippos will fit in our living room?
  • if you were sucked into a black hole, where would you go?
  • what time are we leaving to go to Nana's? (when vacation isn't for another 4 months)
  • what does "the exact opposite" mean?
  • what does "objection" mean?
  • what would you do if you went to use the microwave and you discovered it was a bomb and it was activated and there was only 10 seconds left before it blew up?
  • what is the day after yesterday?
  • what would you do if Kid Rock knocked at our front door right now?

Sunday, July 4, 2010