Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Long Weekends and CSA's

On Memorial Day, we took a little walk over in the Baskett Slough just about 5 minutes from our house. We had never even BEEN over there until last fall to check it out. Monday was our first walk through though. There are a few longer hikes, but we were trying out a new hiking backpack, and adding 25lbs on your back takes a lot more out of you than I realized! So anyway, we got about 5 feet from a deer just munchin on some greens, we saw a bi-plane up in the sky and saw some really neat birds. One of them was mostly black/brown? but when it opened up it's wings, it was BRIGHT yellow underneath- so neat!

So other than that, our weekend was pretty low key, which was nice.

We bought E a bunch of toys for her birthday. One of them was this sit and stand push along toy. Since we have hardwood floors, it was hard for her to gain control of it. We ended up putting some weights inside of it just to give her some stability. Now she's been practically running through the house (until she hits a wall and needs to be turned around- hahahaha!)

E with her walker

For family that is too lame to come visit us, our house is about 5 minutes past a couple of those mounds.

It was blowy at the top with a child that was trying to grab the camera!

Our deer friend--we walked by quickly so my head shots aren't great.

The plane in the sky - it was really low

all done! (I also found a hat that she can't figure out how to get off yet!! maybe her head won't fry in the Caribbean!)

ooh! I almost forgot about this- good thing I uploaded pictures before I started typing! We signed up for the Denison Farms CSA this year to try it out and see if it was a good deal. I wish I had taken a picture before I pruned and washed everything, it was GORGEOUS! They left the carrot and radish tops on- which would have made for some really fun pictures. We also had already eaten half the strawberries and raspberries by the time I was able to get to them to take a picture. So anyway, we got lettuce, fennel, carrots, new potatoes, radishes (which are amazingly spicy when they're freshly picked!), cucumber, green onions, raspberries and strawberries. We definitely got a deal on what this would have cost at the grocery store (stupid LifeSource is ridiculously expensive) and I'm happy we did it. They gave us some fun recipes to use with our fennel and even our radishes that I'm excited to try out. I'll hopefully remember to take a picture next week before cutting off all the green to show how pretty it was!

1 comment:

Michele said...

Those look so dang good!
You are lame. You haven't come to see my house :P So there :P
Any video of the child pushing her toy around?