Saturday, May 23, 2015

We Remember...

Young men and women... laid to rest.
Young girls, widowed.
Young men, widowers.
We remember...
Children... fatherless.
Parents... grieving their children.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites #2

Woohoo!  We made it through the week!

Just like last week, if you would like to join in, copy and paste the questions (below) and answer them in a post on your site.  Then, come back and post a link to your post in the comment section of this post.


What are your plans for Monday (Memorial Day)?
What is the one thing you wish you knew how to do?
What made you smile this week?
What is on your nightstand?
What tune is stuck in your head?
Monday plans - We are swimming and cooking out at my mom's.  Planning for a lot of coffee drinking, girl talk, babies playing, men grilling, fun times. 
One thing I wish I knew how to do - French braid hair. Karlee's hair hangs in her eyes, and I have to pull it back.  I would love to be able to do a cute braid.  I'm trying... one day, one day.

Flip Flop Wreath...

I've seen flip flop wreaths all over the web.

It was time to make my own...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Potatoes, Earthworms, and One Roly Poly

I feel guilty saying this, because I know that so many people are desperate for rain right now, but I'm so tired of rain!
It has gotten so bad that my husband hasn't worked for two days this week (which means, bad paycheck), roads are flooding, and MY POTATO CROP WAS RUINED! (I say that as I stomp my foot... y'all, I'm just sick of rain)
I've known for a couple of weeks that the potatoes were getting too much water/not enough sun.
The vines were slowly turning yellow.
Today, I went out, and it was obvious that they were not producing anymore potatoes.
So, the hubby and I decided to dig up what we could.
I know, I know... there is a reason for everything.  I suppose potato farming just wasn't in the cards for us this year...
Thankfully it's 2015, and we can run to the store to grab a bag if we need to.
But, I was pretty excited to see what we had.
Do I think that the method of growing them was what caused the small crop?
No... absolutely not.  These shouldn't have been ready to harvest for a while.
We have had so much rain, it killed the vines.
Dead vines = less potatoes
I'm going to try the method again, next year.
My mom's are still doing well, so I'll report her results when she harvests her tower.

You better believe, though, these will be the yummiest potatoes I've ever eaten.
I'm sure of it.
I did have a happy husband and little one, though...
He found a bucket load of fishing worms...

And, the little one found a roly poly.  Can you tell she's been digging in the dirt?  Check out those nails.... (((Shivers)))

Whoever has been doing the rain dance in my neck of the woods can stop.