Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Camping, Chicken Coop,And A Little Gardening

Good morning, I hope all of you are getting nice sunny days. We have had a beautiful weekend and yesterday was just perfect.

Saturday after Hb got off work, we packed up the truck and went camping at the camp ground for a night. (HB took Sunday off,so it was nice little break)
After we got there we unpacked and the guys went down to the lake to try out their new paddle boat. They fished on the lake till dark.
The girls biked the trails to see who was there and they of course was lucky enough to find a new friend or two.
Franny and I went for a nice long walk all through the trails and came back,and settled by the camp fire with my crochet.
The girls went and had hot showers at the shower house and had a campfire when the the guys got back with popcorn and marshmallows.

Sunday morning after breakfast we went for another walk as a family down to the lake and the girls went for a dip.

 the mountains are just beautiful here.
 Jayne said the water was so warm
It is great how they rope it off for the little ones to go swimming.

After we had lunch the guys took off again for the afternoon and the girls went to play in the park and come back and forth to check in for a little break with me and Franny.

I spent the most of my afternoon alone,(But hey that's ok sometimes) I sat in my chair being lazy catching up on the latest issue of O magazine, and a bit more crochet.

They all found there way back to the trailer and we decided to go for another run to the lake so that the girls could try out the new paddle boat.
 and there off

 they went out very far.
 And they are heading back
Hi guys did you have fun?

After we brought the boat back up to the trailer and had a cool drink.
HB and Justin decided to clean up so of the wind falls around the trailer.

 Franny always loves going to the trailer
We had a visitor come for some peanuts. he is hard to see as he blends so well,and is very tiny. Jill has named him Chippy.
We made supper and cleaned up and headed back home before dark. We were all pretty a bunch of pretty tired campers Sunday night and went to bed early.

Monday was a beautiful day here. It got hot and muggy early, so the weeones were in the pool by 11. I decided after going into the chicken coop, it needed to be cleaned. Justin and I went for a small trailer load of cedar chips up at the planner. I  shoveled out what felt like a ton of chicken poo and laid down new bedding. We filled the nesting boxes with clean straw,and the girls washed all the dishes. It took a good part of the afternoon, but it was well worth it.

For the rest of the afternoon I cleaned out the rest of what was left in the green house for bedding plants. Jill and I filled all our hanging baskets and planters. Jill put a few in her garden and we gave everything a good watering.

I came in and made some mac and tomatoes with hamburg for supper just as HB was arriving from work. We had supper and heading back outdoors to do some more yard work. I cut the lawns and did a bit of whipper snipping and HB work in his garage getting my Beetle ready to drive for the season.

I worked outdoors till dark and came in with a terrible headache. I think I did a little to much, and got a little to much sun.

Today the are calling for rain late in the afternoon and for the next few days, so I need to get out early and weed my garden.
Justin needs to go to work over the road and mow a ladies lawn this morning. I am going to go ahead and make up a batch of pancakes for breakfast and then hurry and head outdoors.

Have a great day everyone.


  1. Your camping trip looks and sounds like so much fun! I want to go camping again now! I love your paddle boat. Quentin's dad has one and they are so much fun. Franny is so, so cute. I am dog sitting a mini wiener dog right now for a friend. :) I think her color is dapple.

    Have a great day!


  2. You all sure have busy! The camping trip looks like lots of fun. I hope your headache is gone. Working in the hot sun can cause that. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  3. Your camping trip sounds like a great family time. I bet the paddle boat was fun.

    Have a wonderful day with your family.


  4. You have been busy. The camping trip looks like you guys had so much fun. It is so nice to get away as a family. Seems like that is the only uninterrupted time we can find. Too much sun can make you miserable. Thanks for sharing.