Monday, June 28, 2010
I am doing a little research project. It is all about finding the sweet, juiciest watermelons. My theory is: If the watermelon has scars, it must be from the bugs (not sure what kind) trying to taste it. The watermelon in the picture had a huge, almost hole-like, scar with little scar lines running along the big one. It was one of the best watermelons we have eaten. Please tell me your secret to finding a good watermelon.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Challenge # 22: Does anyone know the name of this flower? It had a beautiful fragrance and was growing near the banks. We took a little family outing to go fishing. It was very peaceful and the lake was calm. The girls wanted to swim, but it was a bit overcast. Notice, everyone beside the sunbather are wearing jackets and long pants.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
We are so excited to announce the arrival of our baby swallows. In my previous post I called them sparrows. The adults are a blue/green color on their backs and a white color on their breast. The mom and dad have been swooping around in the evenings eating the bugs. I hope they get all the mosquitoes. I have already felt them swarming my head and arms in the garden when I am trying to weed. I know I really wanted blue birds to nest here but I am enjoying the swallows and am glad that they don't mind me taking pictures of the brood.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
My daughter made a bluebird house in her 4-H class. We hung it near an open field away from trees. We hoped a lovely bluebird couple would move in and enjoy it, but the sparrows seem to have signed the mortgage papers first. It has a lid with hinges so that at the end of the season we can remove the nest and hopefully a bluebird will come in. I looked inside last week and saw nothing. Two days later my daughter looked in and saw an egg!