Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Oneida Narrows

The fun part about living so close to the Idaho border....
we get the best of both states.
We went on an adventure seeking the perfect fishing spot.
Daphne always reminds me of some young english country girl.
Kaleb caught a trout just after the sun slid behind the mountain.
He got lots of useful tips from Nana who was once a deep sea fisherman with
 her Dad growing up.
There was quite a bit of wildlife all around us.
These Canada geese were swimming up stream in groups.
Country Girl.

Lucky!

Out of necessity, Victoria has learned to drive the lawn mower.
Jared came home just in time to help us figure out why the motor was quitting on her.
He moved the seat forward so that the automatic shut off switch that
 is in the seat wouldn't engage when she bumped over our hugely uneven lawn.

A Pop-In Visitor

You never know who is going to pop in for a snack.
This cute little turquoise blue bird is a Lazuli Bunting!







Ultimate Weed Eaters

While Jared was running a trencher through the yard we decided to have Victoria take the goats over to the back of the property. We weren't sure how Lizzy was going to react with being pregnant. In true goat fashion, they were so preoccupied with munching away on the weeds that they hardly noticed the activities revolving around the trencher.
Plus they did a good job of decreasing the amount of weeds that literally grow knee high over night.

Irrigation

 It's so nice to have such a capable son who loves everything dirt.
Perfect for handling this contraption.
We rented a trencher to get water from here......
 to all the way down there.....

I know You're Jealous!

It's okay,
You can say you are completely envious of our Home Depot industrial strength power cord.
110 year old houses come with questionable electricity.
In this case, we had a power outage during a thunder storm, which is quite common here. 
The unfortunate part is it blew the circuit board in our oven....
therefore, we not only have to use our little convection oven that we use in the summer out in the garage to keep the kitchen from heating up (hence the no A/C...remember 110 years old) but we have to buy a new oven as well. AFTER.....we have an electrician check the outlet. 
Don't you just love the crappy cupboards and counter top?
Not to mention the ancient vinyl linoleum.
The good part is that I have Sammy to protect the floor....
just in case a pancake jumps off the plate or something.

Our New Garden Site

For the first time EVER....we have our garden in our very own yard!
This is a big deal and anyone who has ever had a garden in someone elses
 yard will know how it feels to have it right out the back door.
Of course, these pictures were taken three weeks ago.
Now the plants are huge and showing signs of harvest in the future.
It is so awesome to cut fresh lettuce for a salad right out of the garden!