Just spent a fun long weekend with grandparents in Nebraska, It was the weekend of their county fair so we visited and participated in a few activities. The highlight was the kids peddle car tractor pull. My 8 yo got to participate.
My in-laws are auction addicts and so they always have fun old stuff that they have picked up. Sometimes they get fantastic deals on vintage and antiquities of all sorts. Grandpa is particularly fond of old lamps and has them stacked up on shelves and hanging from the ceiling. I came home with a few treasures from them. Two nice fermenting crocks will be put to use soon.
Spent a nice last evening there playing croquet on the front lawn and headed home the next morning.
I like Nebraska, I like my in-laws, but there is nothing like the mountains of Colorado. I am so glad to be home. And we must have had some rain because the garden was not as dry as I expected. And look at the produce we (my boys) picked this morning!
That is not including the tomatoes, eggplant and Swiss chard that needs to be taken care of. I had two of my boys picking beans and pickling cucumbers. It is amazing how much pickling cucumbers grow in 5 days!! Unfortunately some of these may end up chicken food.
My younger son came in all excited about the tomatoes that were ripe. I told him to leave them on the vine! Tomatoes can wait a day or two but the cucumbers needed to be picked NOW.