Saturday, June 26, 2010
Good bye old apple tree - we will miss you! We will miss your yummy yellow apples. We will miss the boys playing on the picnic table under your branches. We will miss picking fresh apples each day in the fall after nap time for a snack. We will miss your applesauce, apple butter, apple crisps and apple pies. Good bye apple tree.
During the storms last night our old apple tree fell in the wind. Our new apple tree that was just starting to produce apples was taken out by a nearby dead tree a few weeks ago in a storm. Looks like no more apples around here for awhile. We will need to plant some new ones in place of our beloved old tree.
In other news, the garden flooded this morning. Hopefully the water drains off quickly. We know that with heavy rains and flooding years the areas of the garden that will flood so we only plant our extras or items that aren't of as much value (like decorative gourds) in this area. However, it rose up in the garden higher than normal so much of our corn crop may be gone. Drat!
After taking stock of the damage I did go to town and go to some garage sales with a good friend and garage sale companion. We each found some good deals (after we found the garage sales)! I found a nice juicer so when I need fresh lemon juice I have a hand held juicer to better get the juice out. Which after doing some reading on utilizing fresh lemon juice I found that you should use them at room temperature and roll them between your palm and the counter to help squeeze out more juice (just a helpful tip of the day). Other than that just some clothes for the boys (no exciting finds in the ISF competitive arena).
This afternoon I ironed out my cross stitch pieces. I have narrowed my collection down from 12 to the best 6 but I need to get that down to one (for that size class). I guess I will have to give them a more critical eye when it comes to the stitch work and choose the best. Other than that my extent of working on ISF projects involved cleaning up the house; especially the kitchen so that I can start working on some more entries next week.
And finally - Grant has figured out how to open my cupboard doors. He managed to grab the box of couscous and it spilled all over the floor. He started to cry and moved as far away as he could get as fast as possible. Not sure if a. he knew he did something he shouldn't, b. didn't like the feel of the stuff falling on him, c. it startled/surprised him, or d. all of the above. I think answer D. He did leave the cupboards alone after that. In fact, he stayed away from the kitchen after that incident. No fears, he'll be back at it tomorrow.
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