Saturday, May 24, 2014

Outdoor Happenings

Here is our new, and still un-named, kitty.  He was found hiding in the bushes by the Catholic Church and he is very skittish.  He disappears for a day and then we think he is gone for good.  But he still
comes far.

David is now out of school, having completed his freshman year.  He's been doing a lot of painting for us around the farm.  Here he is scraping and painting the sides of our out-building, which was the original house on the property.  We refer to it as "The Palace".

Speaking of David, and this has nothing to do with "Outdoor Happenings", he had his spring orchestra concert last week which was spectacular!  This is kind of blurry, but David is sitting to the left of the tall music stand.  He actually admitted to us that orchestra was fun, and he is now considering being in it again next year!  Yeah David!!

Back to the outdoors........We got our garden planted!  We use trench-irrigation since we never get any rain except during the monsoons.  When we did our first Arizona garden years ago we didn't think a thing would grow.  But gosh, give this barren soil some water and miracles happen!!

We had a beautiful overcast day which made all this hard work very pleasant.  Doughty Family, don't you wish you were here to help us?  Good memories of days gone by for sure!!!

David was a big help smoothing out the trenches, while Joe, the boys and I got the seeds planted.

Poor Willie...........hanging out with the family sure wears a dog out!

By the time we had finished, the clouds had moved on and the sun had come out.
I'll keep you posted on the progress of the garden!


  1. Wow, that sure brings back wonderful memories!!! We really miss you guys! We thought of ya'll while we watched the Memorial Day fireworks here in H.S. We wish we could be with you all this coming 4th of July.
    The Doughty Girls

  2. Goodness, look at all your lovely space! It must be marvellous for the children to grow up with such freedom around them. We have an enclosed back garden and feel very blessed as it is quite big for our neighbourhood (fairly close to London), but you must have acres upon acres! What a huge blessing!