Wednesday, August 17, 2011


We've been anxiously hunting the yard in search of an August Easter treasure, and finally after a weekend away we arrived home to a little prize. One skinny brown egg! The littlest chicken, who we've dubbed 'Dinner', is the culprit, explaining why she seems a bit distant from the other two. The next day we found an egg in the shed, lying happily on top of Travis' drill. If that isn't a 765 chicken I don't know what is.

And let me tell you: fresh eggs make the best dipper eggs.

Friday, August 12, 2011


The green mystery orb is indeed a miniature watermelon! It is about the same size as a grapefruit and while it might not feed a crowd, I think it would be a pretty sweet addition to a sack lunch. I'd trade my apple for a pint sized watermelon.

This heat hasn't made watermelon growing the easiest. We had alot of marble sized melons that succumbed to the temperatures, turning black, falling off and leaving me to believe I would have a massive watermelon plant with no fruit. But Eagle Eyes spotted this little guy hiding in the shade of the zinnias, staying nice and cool (relatively). We've got one more sweetening up in the garden and hopefully more to come.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

From Our Yard

This little beauty came out of our yard today.
Now let's find out who knows what it is!
Let the guessing begin...

{fruit? vegetable? dog toy?}

Friday, August 5, 2011


There really isn't any other way to put it. It's HOT.

Does everyone out there know what a heat index is? Well, I guess I never really had much of an index to pay attention to back in California, so here's what I've learned about said index:
        "An index that combines air temperature and relative humidity in an attempt to determine the human-perceived equivalent temperature." (

While The Weather Channel says it is only going to be 95 degrees today that 95% humidity that we are currently swimming in is knocking it up to at least 105 degrees. Kind of like a sauna but you have to wear clothes unless you want to get arrested. 

Needless to say this has left our motivation for projects a little low. Maintaining the Zinnias and tarantula tomatoes is enough outside work for me. We'll be back with more as soon as we don't need snorkel gear to be outside, promise.