A Little Peek

This week has flown by! School will be starting soon, sooner if I can get everything ready before Sunday evening.  Yeah, Jamie is not too thrilled about the idea of starting earlier than planned, but we have a two-week trip coming up in a few weeks, so working ahead of schedule will be a good idea.

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you. I am totally amazed at how my carrots are growing. Really! I am so amazed because in the past, I have never been able to get anything to grow below the stems.  The day, this picture was taken, I had thinned out a spot in the container and found these. I ate the biggest one in the front and we fed the others to Daisy and Snuffy. They enjoy treats from the garden.

I found a wonderful egg lady who doesn't live too far from us so we are able to get fresh eggs each Monday evening. Would you believe some of these eggs are almost as big as the palm of my hand?  I fried one for Jamie's sandwich today and he was amazed at all the white in the egg. He even loves "inspecting" them once I crack an egg. (I'm glad he is putting his poultry judging class to use.)   You know you are living out in the country, when the chickens are enjoying the green grass in the schoolyard. I love that! 

This week is the county fair. We are going tonight so we can see the open competition results. I wanted to enter a knitted project, but I could not get the correct size needles here in time. So, I'm going to wait and work on the project over the next year and hopefully, I'll be able to enter it next  August.

There is not a lot going on around here except for getting ready for our school year to start. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.


  1. Those eggs look good and your carrots so cute! What type of soil does Montana have? Do you have to add much to it? I only know that FL has sandy soil (but we did have a good garden when we lived there!) and GA is clay. Too bad you weren't able to enter the fair this year, but hopefully next year you can! I just started knitting again on that cardigan I began last year. I'm on the second sleeve now and only have the neckband and button band left to do. Hopefully, I can wear it this year!

    Thank you for praying for my dad, Lori! I truly appreciate it!

  2. Hi Lori, after reading your comment on my FB page, I thought I should take a look at your blog. I haven't been on Blogger for quite some time, but intend to make more entries again. I'm glad you're liking your new home. I haven't been in your part of the state before. It seems to me that Eastern Montanans can be very friendly due to the isolation and the fact that you all need each other! The previous commenter asked about your soil, and as a gardener, I'm curious too. Our area is river bottom country with some clay and loam. Some areas are fairly sandy too. As we add compost, the composition of our soil changes and becomes more life giving. Most of Montana tends to be rather alkaline. A belated welcome back to the Big Sky Country to your family.


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