William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

June 07, 2012

I have missed you all!!

Good evening every one! Oh how I have missed you all :) Remember my last post where I was having troubles with our internet? Ugh, well we completely lost our connection for 2 weeks :P After numerous attempts to have someone come out and fix it, and appts made for them to do it and non shows without calling to let us know, they finally showed up today! So we are back online thank goodness, we were getting tired of playing solotaire on the computer, lol. I haven't been this frustrated in a long time since we paid for the entire service for the year up front. I want to thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes, they meant so much to me!
hmm, so what is new around here? Well we got our 40 by 100 foot veggie garden ready and things are growing nicely! Corn,onions,lettuce,tomatoes,potatoes,beans,carrots(well they are not growing well, lol), radishes, strawberries, cucumbers, both regular and pickling ones, water melon, cantalope, peppers, and best of all, weeds! NOT!!  We bought 2 apple trees and a plum tree as well.  My flower gardens are doing well when the  chickens are not digging up the flowers or eating the petals.  2 weeks ago we had a surprise hatch of 3 chicks, hatched out by one of the americauna hens that was given to us. I have a banty hen sitting under the old snowmobile with loads of eggs under her too and they should be hatching soon.  Under our new porch, a robin family built a nest and Monday, 4 baby robins hatched out and I get to see them through our front screen door all the time, it is so cute. As well, our cat Spyder who snuck outside in April, is expecting very soon another litter of kittens. We were just about to get her spayed when she got outside for the night and found the barn cat Tommy, the father of her last 2 litters. So spring has been very busy with the critters around here but I love it!!

Back in May, we had an F0 tornado touch down not ten minutes from us. I just missed it by about 5 minutes when I was driving to go get my daughter to take her to driving lessons.  I had to drive right up the road it went through and didn't even know one touched down til later. I drove through the after effects I guess, washed out road, heavy down pours  and watched river like flooding racing through the farm fields. Thanks goodness nothing was really damaged and nobody was hurt but I was scared as I had left my oldest son home with my youngest daughter while I went and my husband had not come home from work yet.  I shudder to think what might have happened if that tornado had come our way!

Tomorrow is a P.A. day for my kids, I don't know why since school is out in less than 3 weeks! This weekend is going to very busy. I can't say why just in case a certain family member stumbles on here and finds out, lol, but I will tell you all afterwards :)

Hoping you are all having a fantastic week and I just wanted to stop by and let you know why I haven't been on here. Guess I have alot of catching up to do eh?

Have a great night!

hugs, Trish