Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ah ah ahchoo....excuse me. I am working my way through all the dust and cobwebs that have accumulated around here. Oh my poor little blog has been so neglected and there has been so much happening in kerbyville. We are busy busy with all the things that spring brings. Yard work, weeding, gardening, cleaning. I forget how much takes place outside around here. I am always reminded once spring decides to roll around. Things are green and fresh and new. Most of the signs of winter are gone. There is a touch of snow on the mountains but that is all that is left of winter. A wild spring thunderstorm came through this afternoon and my deck is covered with petals from the trees. There are some traces of hail still on the ground. Kerbyville is coming to life. We have planted most of our garden: cucumbers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, radishes, lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, and a new little peach tree. Still to come: corn, pumpkins, gourds, and sunflowers. Wow that is a lot when I list it. Summer should be yummy. We got all of our seeds for free from a local church. We just have to plant a little extra for the food bank. I don't think that will be a problem at all around here. The kids are excited to plant and to share our food. I just love gardening with them. We also have 4 new piggies. Their names are Olivia (after the book Olivia), Oreo (she is a Hampshire so she looks like an oreo), bacon, and sausage (after the little man's two favorite breakfast foods). As I type the kids are down in the pen knee high in mud (they have mud boots on). It's a good day. There is nothing like having your kids run for the pig pen instead of the TV after school. Some kids are still growing up slow just the way they should. So if you wondered about life in kerbyville we are still kicking and I promise to have some pictures on here soon. I also hope for a little inspiration so I can write a little more. I have lots of thoughts just not lots of time.