Sunday, August 5, 2007


On the whole a good weekend. Made a bit more progress on getting the yard in shape. One of my nephews lives down her while he’s in school and he put in a couple of good clean up sessions in the yard. He gets a good meal and about ten bucks an hour. He got the patio area around the crawl space in back set up so we can camouflage it. Relocated some of our surplice blocks and bought some landscape timbers to go on top of them. Make a nice set up for pots and garden art. It took some patience and doing one at a time but we got those babies where they needed to be.


Local nursery had a nice sale on their pottery so we were able to pick up some planters for our new creation. And picked up a couple of trellises to match the ones we already have. We’ll set those up on the other side of the house to screen part of that back yard. Honeysuckles or trumpet vines or some darn thing. We’ll worry about that next spring. Just getting them up will be job enough.


NN1 has been doing summer school this summer up in Corvallis. His little brother (who’s taller than him, I know the feeling and who will be known as NN3) came down this weekend to visit and they both came down for dinner. Other grandma lives all of two blocks from us so we had a nice party. Then between errands NN3 called to tell us they were on their way down again. Seems he’d brought graduation pictures to share and forgot to bring them Friday. Apparently he told sis he forgot to bring them and she told him to get them down P D Q. He brought down shots for both families and the grandmas did a good job of divvying up the goodies. He’s finally growing into his ears and hands. All five boys are going to be six foot or better. I feel like such a shrimp sometimes. Oh, and N3 will be going to school in Portland this year so we might actually get to see him more than once a year.


Weather’s great and it looks like it’s going to hold out for the low eighties for next weekend’s Scandinavian Festival. Four days of everybody claiming to be honorary Norwegians, Swedes, Finns and Danes. The Broiler Festival, the Filbert Festival and some of the others have come and gone while this celebration of good food, wonderful crafts, singing, dancing and people watching keeps going strong. Looking forward to it.


toonguykc said...

I love the pictures of your beautiful grounds, but have you ever thought of just letting it all go wild & doing its own thing?  Probably not.  I know you better than that.  My backyard is total wild chaos.  There might be man-eating plants in the corners!


tenyearnap said...

Keep me away from the pottery sale! I hope you have good weather for the festival. Break the diet for the day ;-) Cin

hestiahomeschool said...

It has been over a hundred here for a few days--and the drought is the worst on record... Global warming, anyone?

One of the ladies I homeschool with from Sweden..very nice lady who finds Americans amusing and sad...