We have been building up the garden, including adding a new bed for lettuce, fennel, chives, and dill. We moved the coop to open up the back yard as well. The gardens look great, and we were able to set up multiple hammocks.
|The start to some pac choi and lettuce. I started it in a small planter, then transplanted it into a larger 4X4 foot bed.|
|This is one of the bigger beds. Before I left for vacation, the lettuce, radishes and onions were growing out of control! I also added 4 more tomato plants and more peppers. There's been dozens of other plants as well!|
|Even Charlie got in on the sun shine! She doesn't get to come out very often, but she had a great time watching the chickens and stalking butterflies. How could I say no to that?|
|I took a quick hammock break to sit and relax in the sun. It was warm and sunny, and I couldn't resist a break!|
|I had to take a quick pic of my feet in the sun, too! :)|
|The flowers in my front bed were blooming as well!|
We had planned to go to Rainier, but Mia ate an entire chocolate cake, so we stayed home to watch her to make sure she was ok. After a lot of grass eating, moaning and whining, she was fine. To make sure I was still able to get some camping in, Nick put up the tent in the back yard, and set up the fire pit. It was a great way to end the day, and even Mia had a good time. Did she learn her lesson with chocolate? Probably not!
A few weeks ago, we made our way to Mt Rainier to do some exploring and hiking. We had decided we'd look for chanterelles and fiddle head ferns. Sadly, it was still too cold. We instead ate elk and venison burgers from a train in Elbe. We did a nice hike to some waterfalls, and I brought my film camera with me. It was a great time, and it was nice to get out and play, too. We saw a few critters, my favorite was a little fox who was quite interested in what everyone was doing. I'll have to post pics of him soon, too.
For the past few months I have been working on what I am referring to as the ultimate craft project. I'm not quite ready to release details on it quite yet, but details to come in a few weeks, promise!
That brings me to now! I have been on vacation since Friday, and this has been lovely! We started our trip out to Yellowstone by driving first to Wallace Idaho. We walked around, hit a brewery where Nick tried all of the beers, and we played many games of pool. It was a fun time, and I highly recommend staying in Wallace if you want to check out some antique shops, have some good food, hit museums and if you want some amazing beers.
We slowly made our way to Yellowstone, hitting 50,000 Silver coins, an odd place right after the Montana/Idaho border, where I spend 5 bucks to play a slot machine and to people watch. We also passed through Missoula, where I picked up some black and white camera film and Nick bought this awesome old school Graflex camera-fully functional! Isn't it awesome?!
All my best-Raina
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” Caskie Stinnett