Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Summertime

Sailboats on the lake Scarlet Tanager (I have NEVER seen one of these before and it is BEAUTIFUL) and hot as Hades all over the country. The higher-than-normal temps and the humidity add up to sweltering in my neck of the woods. I really really need to use the weedeater and trim around everything. The weeds have taken over, but that is another one of those things that I just keep putting off. I have the 'Scarlet Syndrome'. :D I can't believe the end of June is nipping at our heels already. Nathan and Amy are coming in on Sunday; that means I have a lot of dust bunnies to run off, clutter to pick up and move from one spot to another, food to think about (I really just don't have time that I want to give to thinking about grocery shopping/food preparation :D--there are puppies to watch grow, plants to coax into hanging in there during this heat wave, birds coming to visit that haven't dined at my house before, etc.). I still have some shrubs in pots that need to go in the ground. I did get four hollies and one maple planted last weekend; now I'm trying to keep enough water on them so they don't die on me. Had I known 92 deg weather was on its way I may have waited til another time to plant them. *sigh* Hey Den, I actually have little tomatoes on my plants!!! Yea!!!! Best luck I've had with them yet! I do have to water my zuchinni and summer squash plants today. They were really drooping last night when I checked on them.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Bayley-Darlin' Shipley, DOB 4-11-09, hand-delivered to the Shipley family on 6-6-09 And he's as much a little demon as he is beautiful! He is totally independent, head-strong, will definitely have to learn the rules of the house, and learn who is 'pack leader'. :)