Saturday, June 16, 2012

Heavy sigh...

Why does one area get flooded with rain when another area in the state rarely sees a drop of heavenly-sent rain??? Oh you poor, poor garden!  You won't need to see water for another couple of weeks once today's rain is through!  Between Thursday and today, I bet we've seen (and yet to see) 6+ inches of rain!!!!!!!  Our beans and peas had troughs of topsoil eroded away; our mounded items are doing okay.  TOMORROW, the garden will receive LOADS of TLC!

BEFORE the rain hit today (or at least the bigger lines of storms), Cassie had her 2nd tournament of the summer softball season.  Despite losing early on in the tournament, Cassie had an incredible day at the plate, hitting the green (out-field) quite a few times!  She was 4 of 5 at-bat.  One homerun (scoring 3 runs), one triple (scoring 2 runs), one double (scoring 2 runs) and one single (scoring 2 runs);  nothing like needing to mix it up!  She really brought the hits when the team needed it except in the end.  The team was down one run and she found herself at bat;  and she went down swinging;  her only non-hit of the day :(  Still super proud of her overall bats today though!!!!

Taking a moment to catch up with yesterday.....
Paul did some small construction on our quonset so that we can have a better house for out 26 meat chickens.  Pictures like this remind me of when Judy talks about how much nicer the chicken coops seem to be versus our houses :)

While he was doing that, Candace helped me pick our first batch of strawberries and then made a batch of strawberry jam.  Naturally, we needed to try it out on a piece of bread (we scraped the bowl clean!)

I also spent a few hours working on some connector blocks for the Diamond Fields blocks;  nothing worth taking a picture of yet.

And now..... we're relaxing with some Tom and Jerry cartoons.  I could head downstairs, but......bleh.  Not really in the mood.  So off to catch up on everyone else's day.

Happy Saturday

7 comments:

Linda said...

After so many years of drought it is awful had to think we need to have it stop raining...well actually a little sunshine would be nice!

Congratulations on Cassie's great day!

Not many chicken coops are constructed with the tools that Paul is using!!

Enjoy your Tom & Jerry time!

scraphappy said...

That is one fancy chicken coop. Sorry about the feast or famine rain, but at least it let you get your game in.

Andra Gayle said...

You could send some rain our way. High 80s and low 90s and not moisture for a long, long time.

Amanda said...

Here in the south west of the UK we seem to have had non-stop rain for weeks. Well, there have been a few breaks and today looks to be one of them, but then more rain is forecast for the rest of the week. Hey ho!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Thanks for sending the rain down my way this morning. I think we're good for at least a month now! Now we're getting ready for the heat wave.

Andee said...

Nothing better than fresh strawberry jam! I made one jar in my breadmaker this year and it didn't last long...guess I better do another!

Alycia said...

Tom and Jerry - the best part of the day!! Send some rain this way!!