Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just the Facts

What's new in the yellow house since my last post an eternity ago?

Allow me to fill in a few blanks.

A sweet little robin's nest in our grapevine. After spotting it and keeping an eye on it from a distance we realized that this little egg wasn't meant to be. Maybe mom bailed because of the throngs of kids in the backyard. Maybe she isn't the bird brain?

My vegetable garden continues to make me very happy. Pounds of pickles, buckets of beets - there is much pickling to do. There has been quite a haul made so far this year. Just ask the baby bunny that checks it out daily and has an affinity for organic green beans.

Blackberries. Lots and lots of blackberries. Blackberries free for the taking.

Max masterminded this ice cream Pac Man cake for his birthday. I love the way his mind works.

Ella blew into the double digits! Not to be out done by her brother - chocolate cake, chocolate mocha glaze and a crazy dark chocolate frosting. I love the way her mind works.

Apricots. Four pounds of apricots. Two pounds of apricots. Ten more pounds of apricots.

There has been cheese making, preserving, a really cool new kitchen toy and the 2nd Wing Thing is in the works.

You really just need to stop by the house again soon. There is lots I can't wait to share!

1 comment:

Georgine said...

I made the apricot jam. Very good. Of course, I didn't have enough white sugar, so I used brown too, and it still came out, just not as orange as yours.

Happy Birthday to Max and Ella, how is it possible Ella is 10?