Monday, September 15, 2014

Tupperware...I'm through with you!

So this is it! OK, so I know this first picture isn't Tupperware but this is so much better!  Flowers from my garden just before a mighty frost killed everything last week.

Everything is up for grabs now until September 25th.  Everything is new except the pieces listed with an *.  These are at or below wholesale price.  Tax and shipping are included already.  I know it's early but think Christmas hostess gifts.  If you have warranty items, September 25th is also the deadline.

Impressions 3 piece bowl set (left)  $14.00 
Wondelier 5 piece bowl set (right)  $24.00  SOLD
Snack Store Square (middle)   $14.00  SOLD

Large Eco Water bottle with flip top lid  $8.00   SOLD
Double colander (left)  $11.00
Thatsa Bowl Colander (middle top)  $7.00
Thatsa Bowl Medium 19 cup (middle middle) $14.00  SOLD
Thatsa Bowl 32 cup (middle bottom)  $16.00
Serving Center Set (middle left)  $18.00
Fridgesmart Small Deep (right top)  $8.00  I have two of these.
Fridgesmart Medium (right bottom) $10.00

Oval 3* Blue seal (left back)  $3.00  SOLD
Square 1* Red(2) and Blue Seals (left back)  $4.00
Fridgesmart Mini (left back orange) $3.00   quantity 2
Chip N Dip* includes serving tray, large bowl, and 2 dip bowls (middle)  $12
Thatsa Bowl 4 piece set (right back)  $28.00  SOLD
Large Servalier Bowl (right front)  $8.00    SOLD
Super Oval Pour All Seals* $2.50  quantity 2

Measuring Cups  $8.50  SOLD
Bell Tumblers  $11.00  
Sipper Seals for Bell Tumblers  $5.00
Measuring Spoons  $5.00  SOLD
Kids Baking Set (bowl, spatula, rolling pin, measuring cup, cookie cutter)  $11.00

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First days of school

Max's first day of Kindergarten!  He was really excited.  He is in the afternoon class so had to wait 4 whole hours before getting to eat lunch and scoot to school.  He said the most surprising thing about his school day was that his music teacher did NOT use a cd player to teach songs.  Just voices.  : )

Audrey the second grader with a new haircut!  She's a school pro by now and was ready to go a few weeks ago.  She has the same teacher as last year(Mrs. Gillman swings from 1st to 2nd and then back again).  She's reading at a third grade level and doesn't enjoy math, yet, if I have anything to do with it.  : )

Clara's napping otherwise she would've snuck in here too.  She has been asking to practice write(left-handed) her name and numbers the last few days.  School fever!  She's mastered saying her 'L' sound finally and got a Cinderella dress-up costume to celebrate.  Hoping to start her in a gymnastics class next month.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

As requested...

Dad requested pictures of my garden since it's at its peak now.  We've been busy picking green beans, raspberries, strawberries, beets, lettuce, zucchini and yellow squash.  I've been trying to pick a bunch of flowers each week as well.  Here they are!

Clara munching on peas!

The main raised bed in the NW corner.  Compost pile is underneath all those squash vines.

Corner closest to the chicken coop.  Morning glories growing up everything and a volunteer squash.  Not sure what kind it is yet.  

Raspberries near the shed.

Entrance to main raised garden.  When we got home from ND, there were vines covering this completely.  I've pinched them back at least 3 times since to keep them at bay.  

My experiment.  Kiddie pool with pumpkins.  It's hard to keep it watered well.  Everything is growing but I've noticed they seem a little smaller I'm guessing b'c of the restricted root space.  

North foundation.  It's finally filled in.  

Max wanted to show how he can swing one-handed!  And Clara can pump now.  : )

That's the tiger-eye tree you left us, in the middle.  This was all new last fall.  Everything is growing just not filled in yet.   The far corner is the area the we took out those sick aspen trees.

Path leading to front yard where the fence gate was repaired.  In the far left is the snoopy pine tree.  I'm trying to train it up a bit so it'll be taller before it starts drooping all over the ground.  

My trellis Corey and the kids made with a purple clematis going crazy all over.

Pics from Corey's phone.  Cat fishing!

Oh man she had an attitude that morning.  Princessed out.

Top of stair climb at Sully's Hill.

Andy and the more important beer at Granite City.  Though Corey didn't actually like it come to think of it. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back in ID

The chickens are doing well.  We average 4 eggs a day.  We have had two hens go broody.  It's when their nesting instincts kick in and they sit on the eggs, all the eggs.  They're grouchy and won't leave the coop.  You have the break them of it because they stop laying and decrease the laying of the other hens.  We quarantined them in a crate so there is airflow underneath them for 2 days.  All back to normal now!

Archery practice in the basin.  Serious business.

Silly girls twirling one another around and giggling up a storm.

Getting ready to roll down the hill over and over and over and over again...

Audrey had a safety talk.  She was loaded an arrow when Clara was in front of her.  Big no no.  

Nikki and Audrey having a popsicle break.

Audrey at the community garden where she has her own plot through the Sprouts program.  She picked her seeds and takes care of everything twice a week.  They've learned about bees, worms, mulching, compost, how to water like a rain shower not a thunderstorm, etc.  : )