Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Home

Well we have moved back to our home of 13 years after a 6 month break.  It went smoothly and my DH can be quoted as saying its great to move back into somewhere you've already been then you know where it all goes.  I will still be blogging and we will still have fun!  Make sure you keep up to date!

Harvest 2009


Well it finally froze and so with the move I decided to go ahead and pull all of our Winter squash and anything left in the garden we could take.  As you can see we came out a little too well.  Those darn plants not all where supposed to live, I had actually planted them a little close together because of my homegrown transplants not all usually make it.  I didn't loose any, until the deer ate 3 of them.  All of the seeds are ones I have saved from last year, I have learned how to do this it's easy and an essential garden know how.  I did however buy Connecticut field pumpkin seeds and my sister gave me some pumpkin seeds as well.

My winter squash included;
Australian Butter Squash
Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck, mine never seem to crook though
Hubbard
Spaghetti squash
and Pumpkins, Connecticut and white

And other things in my garden;
Corn,(deer and grasshoppers got it)
summer squash:
  sunburst patty pan
  yellow straight neck
  zucchini
Cucumbers
  Slicing
  pickling
  Lemon
beets
carrots, red, orange, yellow and white
tomatoes
dill
Onions, red and yellow
watermelons
canteloupe
green beans (deer got them)
swiss chard
peppers, bell, banana and Anaheim
red potatoes
okra
broccoli
cabbage
turnips
rutabega

I was so glad to figure out that we pulled more than a thousand pounds of veg from the garden, a lot more than I was expecting-but then again you never know what you are going to get!


One turnip I pulled from the garden was 15.5 inches around!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Last Weekend in the Basin

 Sunday right before leaving
Last Weekend we stayed at the Limber Flag Yurt.  It was great cheap and secluded.  We had a lot of fun.  There were 2 full size bunk beds in the yurt and a woodburning stove and propane stove.  We cooked our dinner outside on the fire with M's family the first night and on the woodstove the next.  The kids just loved running around the yurt on the deck.

On Saturday we went to the Gorge and did the Dam tour, and ate our packed lunch.  Then we went to a beach and fished and went swimming.  With the kids all worn out we had them fed and in bed by 8:30 when the sun went down.

On Sunday everyone helped out and cleanup went fast.  This was our last great thing we will be doing before leaving the basin and it was great fun.

Our Family Reunion

 
Why is it boys always know how to shoot things?




We had a great time at our the family reunion, but sad to see that there were not a lot of family there this year, either they left early or didn't make it.  I think it was mostly just bad timing or something.  We hope to see more next year but had a blast anyway.

Egg

Just thought that I would share with all who cares.  This egg is one of the biggest we have ever gotten in 3 years. It wouldn't even fit in a carton.  We opened it the next morning and sure enough it was a double yolker.  It is also a surprise because we have pullets who lay small to medium size eggs, but occasionally you get one like this, of course I think that I have a hen who does this a lot because I have gotten 2 more since this pic.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Science Project

Well we had our first science project of the year which was building a 2 liter water bottle rocket launcher and rockets to launch. We did this and learned about newtons 3rd law of motion. 

It was a lot of fun we had a picnic, and M and her family joined us.  The boys decorated a 2 liter bottle for the little ladybug and her birthday, they were cute about it when we went to get the decorating stuff for it they had to get the beautiful stuff because she is a girl.  So it was all pink and soft and had some faux jewels on it too.
                                                            Ladybugs Rocket
PT's Rocket had a funnel on the end of it so it looked more like a rocket to him and it had some playdough in the end.  When that rocket flew it did a great job at going straight up then when it came down the funnel stuck in the ground at a slant, it looked neat.

All the rockets flew and were a fun success!

Salmon Running up at Strawberry

Well we went into SLC for Labor day and got there on Sunday.  It was great I got to move some more items into my garage-making the move easier.  And on the way we got to see the salmon running up the river in Strawberry.  It was great the water just looks pink.  They have a discovery trail which you can walk on and look at the scenes with trail markers, and over looking the river.  Some of the kokanee salmon go to the hatchery and are milked and some salmon get to go on and run naturally.

At the hatchery they were just jumping all over the place.  So if you have a chance and are up by Strawberry Reservoir between August and October you should check them out.


Yeah my DH did it most all of the pics where recovered!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Court orders Christian child into government education

Court orders Christian child into government education

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Flaming Gorge

Well after the girls got back from camp, O's brother and their family came up for the night and stayed and then we went into SL.  We dropped the girls and Bman and KT off at my parents to stay for a week and a half. 

The next Saturday we went fishing all day.  First we went to Cottonwood and then we went to Flaming Gorge.  I have to tell you that the drive is just beautiful.  We even saw a ram crossing the road.  And I guess right now they are having open grazing up there which wasn't so bad going up but coming home in the dark we had to be careful not to hit any steer because they were black and hard to see.  There was a bit of rain so after that cleared we were in a great spot to see the rainbow over the Gorge, it was beautiful.

We went to the Sheep Creek Canyon area.  And are going to go back because the area we went to is a sockeye salmon spawning area and is now closed to fishing because of that.  It should be great to see all the red in the water with the fall changing foliage.


We did catch some trout both O and PT did.  And it was funny because they like the worms but only with the trout gravy on them.

The day was great and beautiful.  I love spending time with my guys.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Its Time to Throw Out the Throwaway Economy

Its Time to Throw Out the Throwaway Economy

For all of those who are wondering whats going to happen to all that trash.

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Here is where I am going to Share those moments that just come whether it be night or day and we take the time to seize every opportunity-

Just a quick chuckle; I was putting my sons down for the night and little Bogan asked for another drink of water, and I said no you have already had a large glass and used the bathroom-he said oh yeah-so I chuckled and said haha your plans to stay awake have been foiled, and he said yeah Mom you folded my plans.

The other night my boys were playing with their legos and when I walked by, PT had made a pyramid and asked me where the little guy was that he had, I said I don't know? And then he showed me he had hidden it under the pyramid-I thought and then grabbed that moment- I went and got out the history book and opened up to the ancient Egypt era when pyramids were built and why it was similar to what he did. He was amazed at the significance. We read and read and learned about them for 2 days.