Wednesday, September 30, 2009

signs of the season

Tonight I am all alone. Nick is with the guys from his work at the Mariner's game, enjoying their "diamond club" seats. Must be nice to have an employer who treats you to these kinds of things! I work for a non-profit and therefore don't have any employee perks, except maybe for my wonderful boss - love that lady!

So tonight I decided to pick our apple tree before it got too dark. I did a lot of trimming on the tree this past spring, so the apples were able to get more sunlight. They are the biggest we've ever had! It probably helped that we had a very warm and dry summer as well. One thing I have noticed, though, is that this year we have had a big worm/bug problem. I'd say about a third of the apples I cut into were gross and chewed up on the inside. We have never used pesticide but have never had this problem. 40# of Gravenstein (?) apples picked from our tree

Oh well! I went through and picked the tree nearly clean, throwing aside the apples that looked compromised. Now I'm waiting for a neighbor from down the road to come pick them up. She has gotten into canning this year and has a house full of kids to help eat it. I've already made about 15 quarts of applesauce for ourselves this year. Hopefully our son likes applesauce when he gets here, otherwise I'll never get rid of it! One of my not-so-helpful helpers

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pics from the fair


The Fair!

Sheep used in Mutton Bustin'
A dancing sheep
Nick and I waiting for the concert to start
Tobymac
Third Day taking a bow

And finally... Mutton Bustin'. What's that you ask? It basically bull riding for kids... but on sheep. We had never heard of it before, so we watched it and the kids seemed to be having fun.
video

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Puyallup Fair

This weekend Nick and I are going to the Puyallup Fair (pronounced pew-al-lep). We're going to meet up with another couple, who we know from Nick's work. There we'll be going to the Third Day and Tobymac concert. This will be the 7th time we've seen Third Day, but we are (especially Nick) their super fans. I haven't seen Tobymac yet so it should be fun! I'm hoping we get there early enough to pet all the cute farm animals :)
Speaking of farm animals, last year we went to a fair up near the Canadian border and saw a cow (or bull?) that was, no joke, the size of our kitchen! It was the craziest thing... should have taken a picture of that!

New Blog

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