Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Pics of my veggies in the back, at least the rain is helping out in this area, my peas are SO tall, taller than my red runner beans, which is weird.

My snap peas are growing already, and they are so freaking delicious at this size, (I snuck two small ones) I can't wait to see how they are in a week or so..mmm...

The tomatoes are doing awesome as well, I really hope that this year they get ripe before the end of the summer tho.... I was fake ripening tomatoes (stupid brown bags in the cupboard) last year and they just don't taste the same at all.

My bolted broccoli. That hot spell we had of plus 30/32? ? Yah, I guess broccoli doesn't like hot weather at ALL, and this is what it does. Grumble grumble. So its ruined, I just haven't the heart to rip it out yet. Sigh.

This Made My Day

I was visiting Parentdish, which has sorely lacked in the writing department lately, which I have bemoaned to no end, only to find an absolute gem of a blogpost mentioned by one of the writers, concerning the book "Uncle Bobby's Wedding".

Publisher's description of the book:

Bobby and Jamie are getting married, but Bobby’s niece Chloe is worried that she won’t be his favorite person anymore. Will Uncle Bobby still think she is special?

Sarah Brannen’s warm story is set in an alternative family as Uncle Bobby marries his boyfriend. Uncle Bobby’s Wedding embraces Bobby’s relationship with Jamie, but keeps its focus where it truly belongs: on an uncle and niece’s love for each other.

(are we surprised??) A patron of the library complained about the story, due to the fact that Uncle Bobby the guinea pig, is getting married to another boy guinea pig. This writers response was so incredible I thought I would post a link here, because it not only applies to this book, but the countless others that people think should be banned.

Have a good read, its incredibly insightful and well reasoned.

Uncle Bobby's Wedding

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Touch of Blue...



Here's hoping that they are even more successful next year, these kids eat me out of house and home with their blueberries!