What a great morning! Walked out, grab a handful of cherries on my way to run Jade, Ken’s female dog. I have to “hold” her until a friend picks her up. She is a cow dog. Not just a cow dog but one of those natural bred cow dogs that with little instruction, can handle cows like a dog with months of training. She had pups once and the pups were spoken for before they were born.
I don’t need her to work cattle so we go walking on the Butte. I sure miss having a dog! Jade wants to please! Sweet!
Started my canning…I put 28 jars of Bing cherries in the basement yesterday. I still had 9 from last year.
Too bad you can’t can radishes. I think everyone has had super good radishes this year. I finally pulled my last and planted beets. I love small beets! Cook them, slip the skins and pop them in your mouth.
Nothing much better! And good for you! If you don’t believe me just ask Dr. Oz. He claims radishes are too – something about help you loose weight. Hurry, give me a handful!
He even says the most obnoxious weed, purslane, is healthy for you and tasty if picked young. Well I’d give it to him just come and get it! I picked a 5 gallon bucket full last week and you can hardly tell where! Everyone screams about it. I told Ray and Jen to gather this weed, print up the article the esteemed Dr. Oz wrote and make big bucks. If only it was that easy!
So did you see my granddaughter Jen with my brand new great grandson, KaC, in last week’s Kuna Melba News?
Ray and Jen are vendors at the Kuna Farmer’s market. They work really hard. She is up and going so fast after childbirth.
They were out here picking cherries and KaC was contented lying in his car seat sleeping. The girls Gracie, Faith and Rowan are such great help- picking, cleaning and hauling away leaves and branches. KaC will be up, climb the trees before we know it.
Rowan is a little trying at times. We have hot fences and of course the canal that runs right through our front yard, all fascinates her. I got grayer in one afternoon with her exploring. When her daddy, Ray, was this age I had a great deal more patience. Now I’m more prone to panic!
They are learning parenting is a lot like cooking. You can read all the books you want, but the only way to learn is to stay in the kitchen, take the heat, try and fail, lick your wounds, and try, try again.
At least with cooking, if you don’t like the results, you can always order a pizza
The Senior Center is gearing up for the 4th of July. Chicken ordered (from Pauls’s in Kuna) Lists hammered for Potato Salad, Baked Beans and Cole-slaw. Volunteers lined out (could always use more)
and Oh! rolls ordered. You would think we had done this enough to have it down pat! Well, not as we speak. It’s the shopping around for the best buys that takes time.
Just returned from a family picnic … at the Center. Geneva’s parents are going back to Alaska and she also had a sister visiting from CA. So a family dinner was in order. Always a good time. Teasing, laughing and sharing are universal for a family get together.
Birthdays We got a bunch. Buck Kramer, Lindy Maynard, Nelli Hoagland, Joan Lenz and Steve Miller.
On your birthday, count your blessings, not the candles. Have a great BIRTHDAY!