August Heat

Monday, August 11, 2008

So, we started out August almost smothering ourselves... and that's when I decided it would be fun to go to Silver Dollar City. Almost 100 degrees... what on earth were we thinking? Well, we had a lot of fun anyway. Grace got to go with her friends Jemma and Maci from church... and I got to go with my friend Beth (Jemma & Maci's mom). It was a fun girls' day out. We rode the rides (at least the ones my midget could get on), we watched a Veggie Tales show, and we even spent some time splashing and soaking up the water. All in all, we had a fun day. I think I even lost a few pounds in sweat!

So now that we're in the heat of summer, my garden is beginning to take on the appearance of a bushy forest. The sweet potatoes are going nuts as well as the Spaghetti squash. Something is trying to take over my yellow stick squash & zucchini, but I think we may have saved them. The cucumbers are growing, the tomatoes are turning red, and the corn is over knee high now (not bad for a very late July start!). We'll also see our watermelons and pumpkins coming on soon too. Yummy!

Oh, and the chickens... still no eggs. We're guessing those will come in September, and Grace will sell them by the dozen to whomever wants to come get farm fresh, free range (mostly) eggs. In the meantime, we've got to get the nest boxes built before then or there's no tellin' where we'll find their eggs! The ladies are getting quite large. Many are too heavy to fly out now... wings clipped or not. The roosters are becoming obnoxious... crowing, crowing, crowing. I swear, they never shut up. We'll fatten them up and then, "Off with their heads!" I figure they'll make a nice chicken and noodles or some other fine chicken fare.

And on to the latest in the vehicles... so, my little car has started squealing and sqwaking at me when I turn... only on left turns though. I was hoping it was another rotor rub or a brake thing, but now I find out it may actually be a CV joint. That's not exactly what I was hoping for. That will cost a bit to fix, but it's cheaper than trading in an Infiniti w/ 110K on it! So, we'll fix it (Courtney and Grace tried to do it themselves...) and continue on paying off cars and debts. I'd love to get a new vehicle, but we'll wait until at least next year before we do it. I really hate car payments...


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