My baby brother and his wife welcomed the birth of their seventh grandchild…a healthy boy…who has no name yet so my brother says he will call him “Seven.” That makes 19 Great Nephews and Nieces for us.
Far Guy and I have been carving on Christmas Ornaments every day, we have rain forecast again for a few days so I have a stockpile of ornaments to paint when the weather turns bad. I mowed the lawn yet again and weeded my small flower garden out front. The so and so squirrels have been tough on those flowers.
We have been watching some of the Olympics…Golf…well I would just as soon watch paint dry. We enjoyed the sand volleyball and the diving competitions. I believe we both liked the Olympics better in the olden days where the atheletes could not compete if they were paid for the sport they were in. I know we are old duffers.
My Tiger Lily bloomed this year. The weather was wet enough and the deer left it alone for a change. When ever I see a Tiger Lily I think of my Uncle Otto as he gave me my first start of these lilies.
The clouds have been impressive lately. One night on our drive we watched the thunderheads build and collapse.
I took this photo on August 12…I got the moon and the clouds.
The local small grain fields have been harvested, the air has been full of grain dust but luckily the wind has kept the dust away from our home.
We had our first meal of local sweet corn. It was quite good. I froze two small bags. We did a freezer inventory and discovered we had 22 bags of corn left from last year so we are NOT making a big batch of sweet corn for the freezer this year.
Blueberries are in the freezer for winter. No raspberries this year…picking was slim around here this year.
Barbara and Roger brought us some Walla Walla Onions that were huge, they are now in the freezer too. We will enjoy them next winter in chili and on hamburgers.
So much for our hunting and gathering.