May 28 2011

First Fruit Tart of the Season!

rebetsky

Next year, we start our own strawberry patch.

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Oct 31 2009

Slumber Party!

Natalie
Our first annual sleepover!

Our first annual sleepover!

While Roger was in the woods, I was having a sleep over with all of my sisters and mom.  Ed took care of all of us with plenty of food and special treats.  We watched The Proposal, which is an excellent chick flick.  Matching pajamas–even Adrienne agreed to wear them.  Need I say more? (P.S.  Barbara and I spent the night comparing our new iPhones.  This is my first photo with the camera.  A little blurry.  I’m going to have to work on that.)


Aug 28 2009

Roses In Syracuse

rebetsky

Sometimes it pays to get a little lost, or have a daughter who’s a little late. I noticed this rose garden yesterday morning, and had a few minutes to stop today. Anyone who knows me knows I can’t grow roses…or worse, kill them. I hope these beauties survive my brief visit.
(posted from the iPhone)


Aug 12 2009

Flower Show Winners

Natalie

I insisted that Roger enter his flowers in the flower show at the fair.  He asked me if we needed glass containers.  I said not to worry. We could recycle plastic water bottles for vases.  When I arrived with our flowers, I was confronted by the site of many gardeners and their carefully arranged and labeled flowers in delicate little glass bud vases and containers.  Yikes!  Did I miscalculate!  One woman was misting the flowers as she was checking them in with the judge.  Still, we won second place for our dahlia, third place for our zinnias, and third place for our marigolds.  The beautiful white gladiolus that I entered looked sad next to the winners, but, that’s just fine.  Wait until next year. . .


Aug 9 2009

Home Arts Winners at the Fair

Natalie

I’m very proud of my nieces and nephews.  EVERY ONE of the entries won a prize ribbon.  Tobias and Elliott each took first place.  Nicole had a total of 10 entries in fine arts, woodworking and arts and crafts this year!  She earned ribbons in both the 8 – 11 age group and the 12 – 18 age group.  Our youngest fair participant, Oliver, submitted a fruit label box that took  fourth place.  Katie’s magnificent purse won a third place.  Garrett, who had a very difficult craft, took third place.   I’ve already started making a list of possible fair projects for 2010.  Yikes!  Watch out for this group of competitors!


Aug 9 2009

Prize Winners At The Fair!

rebetsky

Live blogging from the Howard County Fair. Great showing. Firsts for Italian sweet peppers and yellow bells; second for green bells; third for green beans. The squash ducks photo won second in the adult still life/flowers and vegs category. Yeah! BTW, first time posting using WP iPhone app. Fingers crossed.


Jul 28 2009

Treestand Photos

Roger

Here are some views of the treestand discussed in the previous post.