Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Last Couple Weeks

We got rain!  And the fact that this is post-able news is really really sad.  But that's how much getting rain is a big deal...since there is none.  But the kids were enjoying themselves.  It was so warm out while it rained I didn't care the kids were half naked.

Also, I took a couple of pictures of The Man mowing the lawn.  His first time ever!  What a champ.  Actually he deserves all sorts of praise.  Poor guy had to mow it two more times (and raking everything up) before we got it down to an even length everywhere.  I think we waited too long to cut it.  It was starting to grow some seriously disturbing fungus/mold.  Yikes.  Lessons!

Mowing is serious business
 We're just excited we can finally walk on it and enjoy it.  Just in time for summer.  The Man went out and bought a kiddie pool for the kids so it's been even more fun.  Good thing too because it's been so hot and likely to remain so for some time to come.  Oy.

In planting news I thought I'd highlight some new and sort of new stuff that's cropping up.

This calla lily was a Mother's Day flower given out at church a couple years ago??  I didn't think it was coming back after it's season was done.  In fact I think it decided to skip a year.  It surprised me this year by showing up.  It's purdy.  (There's a pink one too from last year too that I didn't get a picture of).

These are our newest addition.  Hawaiian Snow bush.  I've been eyeing this shrub from some house down a few blocks.  I didn't know what it was called but I stumbled across it at Home Depot and decided they were coming home with me.  I have high hopes for these.

I've been on the look-out for 'creeping' thyme and saw these at Home Depot also.  So in the basket they went.  From landscaping books I've read these are pretty hardy.  You can walk on this stuff and they like it.  And they spread.  Two things I'm looking for in ground cover.  I hope they make it!

I put the thyme in front of the raspberries.  I needed some all-year green when the berries aren't in bloom.  It's a little too much empty-dirt-patch so we'll see how it goes.  But aren't the raspberries doing awesome?!  I might even get a few berries this year.  Not too shabby given they were donations from someone else's garden.  And they started out pretty small.  Grow little guys!  Grow!

We've still got a ways to go for filling in all the borders around the back walls of the yard.  Fruit trees are our next acquisition.  I'm trying to keep costs down.  That and what we really are saving for is lumber.  For a playhouse for the kids.  Daddy's working on that one.  I'm hoping we can have it done before the end of summer but I don't want to push The Man too hard.

So that's it really.  Not much to really report on us.  We just do our thing every day.  The Kid is in an extended school year program again this year, much to Mommy's delight.  That'll end in July sometime and then we should be off to a family reunion.  I'm in charge.  Oh boy.

Happy Summering!

Lady Chan

Oh!  Father's Day!  No pictures, I can't believe how lacking I am in that area.  Omi and Papa came over for breakfast.  Pancakes and omelettes.  Omi and Papa had us over for dinner after church.  Ribs...mmm.  Daddy got a harmonica from Mommy which he was very excited about.  It wasn't much but it was something he'd been eyeing.  He got a card with a picture of all of us to put on his desk at work.  Yay for Father's.  The Man is a good one.  We'll keep him around.  

1 comment:

  1. Aunt Sherry you will do great! I'm excited for what you have plan! Can't wait to see you in a couple of days!