Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So far...

July is always a busy month. It's been so busy that there hasn't been time to blog!! So far this month....
....we went to the town of Ouray with friends
for the 4th of July. We camped at Ridgway,
went to the lake (Mindy's first time kneeboarding)
and the Hot Springs before watching fireworks
.....while in Ouray, we hiked the Box Canyon
Falls. It was really high, but really fun!
....we have had TONS of playtime with friends
and lots of swimming too!

.....thanks to some great friends, Chad and Mindy had the chance to go whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. Mindy was pretty nervous because she's not a great swimmer, but we had a GREAT time!! We finished off the trip with some cliff jumping (where Chad still did backflips, just with his cast on!)

.....we have started our yearly canning. So far, we have canned cherry pie filling (which we picked from our neighbors tree) pickled beets, green beans, and pickles from our garden. We still have a long way to go but we can't wait to stock up our supply!

.....we have spent hours in our garden! This is Chad's favorite place to be after work each day. He is really good at gardening and this year's garden is thriving. We have:
tomatoes (red, yellow and cherry)
sweet corn
cucumber (pickling and regular)
green beans
peppers (jalapeno, cherry, and bell)

It should be a busy harvest time!

We have more to come, but it's been a busy month.....SO FAR!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Tackle box: $12
Worms: $2
Watermelon: $5
Day fishing with friends: PRICELESS