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May 31, 2011

A week in the life

Another whirlwind week!
Charlye's graduation was Saturday night at Sam Houston State University coliseum. It was wonderful. Yes, I choked up tight for Pomp & Circumstance, how could I not?
The ceremony was gorgeous, Char grinned from ear to ear the whole time (and she spotted us in the stands!), Josh presented the American flag with the color guard, family and friends were there to share the night--it was very nice!



The garden is doing well, daily watering and weekly over-soaking are a must. I am looking forward to the first bite of fresh tomato. We had a great dinner one night last week, hobo pack of ground lamb with veggies and herbs from the garden, wrapped up and cooked on the grill. Yum! We used banana pepper, bell pepper, cilantro, dill, potato, onion, jalape├▒o and salt and pepper. Anything to not have to turn the oven on! The temps have been affecting the butter-making, it is taking forever for the final stage, I think the house is a little too warm in the afternoon so I am going to make it in the morning on my next day off.

Pigs are especially sensitive to heat, so we rigged up a water sprayer system for them to cool off. They really enjoyed it! Here they are one day when they got soaked with the hose while I made a wallow for them.

The bovine part of the family has grown! This weekend we added Party to the family, she is registered,  bred and very friendly! She is due in January with her first calf.
Dave and I had a dinner & show date one night in downtown Houston, such fun! We have another dinner and a show date in June which we are really looking forward to to (Mingo Fishtrap)!
Next week Dave travels to Iowa to retrieve one very special, precious grand daughter named Rylee Sue! We cannot wait to see her and spend a few weeks together!

Have a great week all!

2 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you! Love the updates! Congrats on the graduation!

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  2. It sounds like happy times are ahead!

    Congratulations on the big graduation.

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