Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Garden!

This morning the garden was a weedy mess but by tonight I think we are looking pretty good! We have tomatoes of many different varieties, beans (pole & bush), some carrots (they didn't survive the weeds too well!), radishes, dinosaur kale, brussel sprouts, dill, cucumbers, and romanesco broccoli.


trellis hopefully to help the beans and cucumbers

pole beans and cucumbers

Maddie's favorite-Japanese Maple

adding straw-photo by Maddie

brussel sprouts


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fox Creek Farm

This morning we took another farm trip! This time we went to Fox Creek Farm where we have a CSA share and were given a tour of the farm. It was a lot of fun and they were happy to let us take some photos. We learned that, like us, they are both a homeschool and 4H family! I tried using the big camera again and got some shots but am still working on focusing.

Brian by the tomatoes! He can't wait for those to start coming.

Brian picking sugar snap peas.

Dog in the pond! 

There are some beautiful views here! 

The U Pick garden which is open for those with shares to pick from. Only chives and oregano were ready so far.

Brian took the camera while I cut some chives to saute with the peas! 

I think we will be making a lot of trips back this summer! For the U Pick and the fun photo opportunities. Maddie got several good shots. Some beautiful ones of the peas in the pod with sunlight filtering through! Macro girl was having a good time there. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Knit Along!

Here is my temperature scarf so far! I thought I would share on the summer solstice week. It has been fun although there are a few times where I fell behind and had to do some research. One row per day in a color matching the temperature. It has been fun this year because the temperatures have been odd so there are some green days in the winter when it was in the 50s and some red in the early spring due to 90s!

This is my pioneer girl shawl! I am so excited because I learned (am learning!) how to make an applied edging. I am almost done! My notes are here.

I am still working my way through the Beatrix Potter biography. Its really good but my reading time is right before bed! There are days when I can only manage a page or 2 before I have to turn out the light.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny at Small Things for the Yarn Along.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


We signed Maddie up for a photography tour sponsored by the Agricultural Stewardship Association. We are going to 2 farms and today was farm #1, Northern Spy Farm. This is run by a woman photographer who also raises goats and makes cheese from the milk. It is the smallest licensed dairy farm in the state of Vermont. We got to meet the goats, check out the fields and see where the cheese is made.

The milking stand

As per usual.....

the goats like Maddie...

Brian used my little camera while I was practicing with the big one. He also got some good shots! 

Then we went to have our lunch next to the Battenkill River in a pull off where we went a lot when I was a kid. It is full of people with tubes these days but we managed OK any way! I took these with the little camera. 

Can you find the little fish??

And that was much of our day and a lot of fun! Next week we are off to another farm to see what we can see and practice some more.