Monday, June 02, 2008

Work, work, work, an unexpected visitor and a slight case of the sickies....

Lots of work going on .... we worked on laundry, organizing, cleaning, and Eric mowed and worked in the garden. Saturday was a busy day! I believe I hung out about 6 loads of laundry (no small task since I still walk up to Granny's) and cleaned and stayed busy all day! Eric cleaned the mower, had the blades sharpened and mowed the yard then worked in the garden too..... the kids helped out but then went down the street for a birthday party for a neighbor's son. Believe me it was a good day for work.... the temp was around 92F but felt more like 96.... but there was a light breeze, so although it was hot it was not completely unbearable. And this is just first of June.... can you imagine the temps in just a few more weeks!

Eric motioned for me on the way down from pulling the last of the laundry off the line Saturday to show me an unexpected visitor to our neck of the woods.......




..... a huge snapping turtle! We knew there were some up in the ponds in the back fields but this guy was out for a stroll...... and boy was he fast.... Richard tapped him from behind on his shell and before he could pull his foot away the turtle had snapped Richard's boot..... Let's just say we kept a respectful distance!!! Here are a few more pictures.....





here he is crossing the drive to go into our yard...




and there he goes.... he just used our yard to pass through to the fields behind us....

It was really neat watching him make his way across the yard.


Sunday we woke to a thunderstorm and hail! Yes, pea sized to marble sized hail rained down along with lots of much needed rain for a good hour ...... most of the day then was hot and muggy until another storm formed and gave us a good rain.... oohhhh, how the garden is growing!!! (Must take some pics)
Sunday's storms, also gave Eric a migraine.... and Jed was running just a bit of fever (not exactly sure why...perhaps he is cutting some molars .... either that or perhaps just a bit of a cold) so we did not make it for services. Eric's migraine was not any better by the time for evening services so I took the older kids with me and left Jed with Eric since they were both snoozing away in the floor of the library.



Today, we have gotten more work done.... more laundry, cleaning and I put together the 2 bookcases for Eric's office.... so now he can get the rest of his office books unpacked! We are nearly all unpacked!Yippeee..... still need about 3 more bookcases..... man, we have a lot of books! Dinner tonight is pork chops (baked) with hashbrown casserole and green beans.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Woa...busy lady!! The pics of the snapping turtle were cool! (92F????....argh! I would melt!!!)

Love, Tina :)