Thursday, June 8, 2017


This is an acre of dirt, soon to be an
acre of vines and watermelons.

I have a friend who asked for help 
planting  watermelon seeds, 
on this acre of dirt.

We each got several rows and 
a cup full of watermelon seeds.
We were to poke a one inch hole in the dirt with our finger.
Insert three seeds.
Cover  the seeds.
Count out four feet and
do it again.

Getting our instructions

These were my rows.
And these were my seeds.

Now I know
I'm not in Redmond anymore,
I'm in country!

Everyone had their own style of 
planting and pace.
There were mothers with young children.
Teenagers racing each other.
And then there was me...
I had so much fun being apart of this 
gathering and planting.

The watering process is called,
 flooding irrigation.

A long, large tube runs the width of the field
and then the "shoots" open up, every foot or so
and the water runs out.
The water then runs down the rows, 
until the field is
flooded or soaked.

Water running down the rows of  just
planted watermelon seeds.

Harvesting will be in 85 days.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dinner, Made By Lulu

Our grand daughter, Lulu got this book for her birthday from her Papa (Tom).
He had one request...
that she make something for him.

To celebrate the first day of  summer,
Lulu invited us over for a  special dinner.

She picked out all the recipes,
and cooked us a 
Little House On The Prairie dinner.

Lulu with all the ingredients:

Come and get it! 
Dinner is ready!

Waiting for their turn...

We had Buffalo burgers
Creamed carrots
Oyster soup
Pickles and Tomatoes

After dinner Lulu and Levi put
 on a performance of 
new songs that they had learned.

Lulu on the violin...

Levi preformed an original song...

Isaac didn't want to be left out.

Other performances by Silas and Isaac.
Summer saults instead of dancing!

Thank you Lulu for a fun and
very special dinner.

Welcome Summer!!!


"There is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven,"

~Ecclesiastes 3:1~

that our grand daughter


" Do unto to others as you would have them do to you."

~Luke 6:31~

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