Friday, August 3, 2012

Such a busy Summer

Autumn Meets Baby Goat Jack
I haven't posted since July. Not enough hours in a day.  We have had our Lovely little Grandaughter here with us over summer and she goes home on Monday.  We enjoyed her visit.  We did so much, besides helping Grandma and Grandpa settle into the new house, we worked in the garden, got baby chicks, went to the Emmett cherry Festival, The Boise Music Festival, Boise Zoo, The Stampde Rodeo, Camping at Cascade Lake for her Birthday. Went to the Movies, Made crafts... she discoverd paper punches and glitter glue. So that was a lot of fun.  Our garden is producing like crazy and Ive been busy putting food up for the winter.  I also have learned how to make raw milk butter and am on trek to make homemade cheese.   Love this Country life.

At the Boise zoo, we were in the Butterfly Garden and they liked my hat.
 They landed on Kens hat too.

Taking a walk over a bridge on the Snake River.

Autumn loved our Friends chickens so much that we went and got our own.
 Holding one of our two day old chicks. We ended up getting 6.

At the Stampede Rodeo

These Cowboys are so crazy!
and so are these guys......

Our Garden is Thriving.

A Visit from friend Beth and her Man Bud.So good to see them.
They just spent 3 weeks Fly fishing the Madison River in Montana.

 Autumn took a picture of me working in my craft room.  I was designing and making class kits for a class I was teaching this past week.  The books turned out adorable. With a EiEio Theme .  Fun.

This Big Garden shed was in need of new siding and paint.  It was old, worn out and downright ugly. So with a lot of work, we turned this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.  will post a new picture of the finished garden .
Dehydrated Zucchinni gets Sealed then tossed in the freezer. Then in the winter I will throw it in homemade soup.

Autumn Loves to pick vegetables from the Garden.

Jumping on a Trampoline is so much fun, its even more fun when Moo the Dog joins in.

Camping on the water of Cascade Lake is so relaxing. Ken got to do his favorite thing... he got to go fishing..... a LOT.

Autumn got to swim
and She had a BIRTHDAY while camping... so she got Presents.

Carin Flys in From California for a visit.

Meet Loretta and Paul
They like to play on peoples backs
especially Kens

Because of Loretta and Paul, we decided that next year... we will get our own Goats.

Raw Milk Homemade Ice Cream is So YUMMY, go ahead and ask the Ice Cream Expert.

So, as you can see its been a busy summer. We've been unpacking, gardening, building, going places and having fun.  The Country life is a life for us. We don't miss the hustle and bustle of the busy life we had in California. Love retirement and love being able to Breath.  Yes, we miss our friends and family in California but for us... this is exactley where we want to be.

Winter is fast approaching... so I have been sooooo busy here.

Harvesing the garden and not to mention all the herbs. Tinctures to make, soaps to set to cure...  I do love my life here on this little plo...