Aug 23, 2014

Birthday boy and Soccer time

The party host setting up the table

At least one kid ate the carrots I meticulously cleaned.

Aug 19, 2014

Oh Montana

Photos from our long weekend in and around Missoula.

Aug 11, 2014

Mystery Squash & Pizza

Unripe Kabocha?  Who knows.  It was in a seed packet declaring the seeds inside were "delicata and butternut squash."

Summer dinners are a mix of what they like and what is booming in the garden.  So right now, it is pizza, with cucumbers and zucchini and peas and corn and broccoli.

Aug 3, 2014


I was asked to join a Pig Wrestling team, and last week we went to the Fair and try to win.
Early on were the PeeWee teams, which made the hog-catching look easy.  It got harder as the pigs got bigger and the bentonite muck got slipperier. 

Here we are doing the Calcutta--getting bid on by the people in the grandstand.  We tried to look meek and weak.

We didn't win. But it was entertaining!  And kind of fun?

A boy after my own bleeding heart.  He was devastated when the cat caught this little bird and batted it around.  We got it away from the cat, he nursed it for a while, and then it flew away!

And the final big event was that I got to try my kayak out on a river.  I went with Shawn's co-worker who has guiding experience, and his son was there to help me, too.