Friday, May 28, 2010

this year's crop

this year's garden is planted & ready to grow!
trying some new things this year. after having no success with any of my peppers last yr i've moved on to lettuce, onions & snap peas this year.
last fall i tore out a bunch of goldenrod from the front fence since i didn't like it & i wanted to make room for more veggies! a neighbor told me the previous owner used to have tomatoes in the front & my cukes did pretty well out there last year.
so by the front fence are.....
some onions (generously donated by my friend judy)some basiland a 6 pack of slicing cukes (from indian head farm-same as last yr)and in the back in the garden proper are....
6 new varieties of tomatoes (i'll elaborate later this summer if/when they fruit)then (L to R) some red leaf lettuce, parsley, another lettuce plant from judy, some onions & then some onions squeezed in with the newly sprouted snap peaswell that's it for this week!
have a fantastic memorial day weekend! i will be sure to take lots of pics of our holiday adventures for next week! until then puppy says, "stay cool."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

open water

after fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning a fishing boat last fall, DH was VERY anxious to get it out on the water for a full season of fishing this year. he tirelessly spent many weeknight evenings changing out old parts, mounting new toys & cleaning up his beloved polar.
last weekend resulted in a very successful trip out for black sea bass! which makes me very happy since it freezes well and i LOVE eating it!
a few pics of the catch....dave's absurdly large collection of fishing lures....yay hubby!!! we are currently taking reservations for fishing trips this summer! :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

full bloom

summer is almost here & the shrubs & perennials in the yard are starting to bloom! it's a very pretty site!
pink rhodiesbeautiful blue bearded iris (i don't remember this from last year)yellow & purple iristhis is just the start! can't wait for the yellow roses, purple coneflowers & black-eyed susans for clipping!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

i still got my boys

several weeks ago we dog-sat for one of puppy's BF's timber! i only managed to snap one lousy pic (booo meg). they did their usual routine of foster chasing timber around & trying to bite his neck. timber, the old man that he is, usually gets annoyed with fos pretty quick and tries to hide out.and just last weekend we got to see our good buddy baron! mali was in town for a visit & we all went for a nice walk at gates pond. the boys trounced around in the water & got all sorts of muddy. it was good puppy fun!thanks for the fun times puppy friends!

Friday, May 21, 2010

we'll be back soon!

oh my gosh i can't believe i haven't blogged since may 1st!
sorry for the brief hiatus. despite being almost 2 y.o. i assure you all foster the puppy is still very much a puppy! he's still out having fun on a daily basis & continues to be a celebrity wherever he goes. :)
we really haven't been up to too much lately. the garden is sowed, the yard is mulched & it looks like summer weather is here at last! so the adventures of foster the puppy will continue & i promise to take lots of pics & come back to the blog again very soon!
happy friday!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

BFB's new puppy!

best friend brooke has a new puppy!
BFB & her hubby recently lost their 16 y.o. bichon chloe. after a recent trip to a shelter to donate some of chloe's things they fell in love with an adorable border collie mix. after a short deliberation period they decided to take her home.
not sure her name yet but here she is!!

good luck brooke & jonathan! she looks like she's gonna be a handful!