Saturday, July 26, 2014

Farmers' Market Deception (Outrage)

Call me naive, but I believe a farmers market should be made up of vendors, or local farmers that grow their own produce. This was not the case at our local farmers market...although the produce looked so lovely on that warm summer morning, much to our dismay we learned that most of the produce(picutred above), was in fact brought in from some other place. We do not know the exact location. The vendors selling it really didn't know if there had been pesticides, or chemicals of any kind used. I was quite outraged by this, as my hsuband and I are deeply committed to growing/buying mostly organic produce. I don't think we will go back to this particular market, except maybe to buy some more of that delicious goat's milk soap from the goat lady. Jacob picked it out himself, as he much more preferred the berries and cream scent to any others she had. They all smelled wonderful, but at $4 a bar, we only chose one. The airplane man was so kind to give Jacob a little propeller on a stick, what fun we had with that. We had fun despite our disappointment over the veggies. Family time is so important to us, our baby is growing up so fast and we want to spend as much time together as possible.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hot, Hot, Hot

This summer heat is just ridiculous! I know, I know, we live in Texas, what did I expect? I would much rather spend my days outdoors with Jacob, enjoying a dip in a nearby creek or fishing down by the library. But alas, the heat index as of late has prevented us from venturing out. Is it October yet? I don't ever remember it being this hot when I was a kid, maybe due to the simple reason that kids really don't pay attention to those sorta things. We were probably too busy climbing trees, or playing make believe with our friends. Finding things to do inside has not been very productive, quite boring actually. Sigh, ok I will stop griping. Hope ya'll are having cooler temps wherever you are.

Friday, July 11, 2014

With A Little Sadness...

Thursday morning my neighbors dog somehow escaped their backyard and wandered into mine. Our 5 chickens were peacefully playing in their coop, until the dog discovered their where abouts. I didn't even know what had happened until after the fiasco. I simply noticed the dog in my yard and had a horrible feeling wash over me. I ran out the back door shooing the dog back home and then realized the coop door had been ripped down. Sadly, all 5 of my chickens had become the dog's lunch. So I post these pictures in memory of those sweet little chicks.
As I am sure you might be wondering what course of action we took in the matter.....Well, we called animal control and they gave our neighbors a hefty fine of $400. I would say justice was served.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Holiday Festivities

We had a grand time yesterday with family and friends. Lots and lots of yummy food, which we stuffed oursleves on, and of course fun for the kiddos. Great memories were made which we will cherish forever.