Monday, August 8, 2011
Wrapping up summer with style
It's been a pretty typical Monday around here. This morning my 2 year old pulled down his pants and urinated on the outside patio of Whole Foods, right in front of all the EBay executives who were eating lunch. I tried to preserve what was left of my dignity by squirting down the puddle of pee with my newly purchased water bottle then flashing them a charming smile over my shoulder as I tucked tail and hustled our little circus into the car. Then I shot some sort of terrible huge snake with the pellet gun this afternoon after we almost stepped on it on our way into the hen house. Normally I would let a non-poisonous snake live, especially since I have a mouse problem in the hen house. But this guy coiled up and hissed really loudly at us, and frankly, I didn't like his style. I could just picture reaching my hand into the scratch bin and grabbing his tail on accident, so I had to get rid of him. We wrapped things up with a healthy snack from the garden - carrots for Moses and a little bowl of raspberries for Titus. I love seeing them enjoying all our hard work out there. I planted most of my fall garden last week - okra, brussels sprouts, celery, and cabbage seeds went in. Kale, lettuce, and carrots are waiting for me to pull some more weeds. As you can see from this picture, we are kind of gardening prairie-style up here; I hack down a parcel of weeds, till up the dirt, and have about 2-3 months to grow something before nature creeps back in.
And that's my Monday ramble... hoping for some less embarrassing and dangerous adventures to come our way the rest of the week.