Kali is away for a sleepover this evening and Alida was grieving her departure a lot today. She was pretty sure life would be no fun without her. I love how much they love each other and enjoy being together. That said the grief seemed a bit excessive for a 24 hour or less separation and I'll let you be the judge if Alida was having any fun in her absence. Even Jason joined in - though he is probably not all that impressed that I'm putting this out for the world to see:
While I'm exposing Jason to the world, this is another pretty uncommon scene. I heard about it when I got home from work the other day but only saw the evidence of Jason snagging a cat nap when I downloaded pictures this evening. The girls tucked him in with stuffed animals and then Kali grabbed the camera to get some proof. This man deserves a few cat naps - he has been working so hard! We've been pushing pretty hard to get seeds and plants in the ground and while the girls and I have tried to chip in here and there and help out, the bulk of the grunt work falls on Jason. He is pretty amazing with a wheel hoe. Just sayin'! We are really loving when we can get out and work together and a few times recently just Jason and I have enjoyed short gardening stints while the girls played together.
We did a partial family retreat day today and will do a second partial one next weekend. The day included picking strawberries this morning, enjoying nutty sweet potato waffles while playing the Farming Game, doing some music together and then making and enjoying fresh strawberry shortcake. As you will note, Terah was also taking a retreat from clothes today - but this happens for her much more often than quarterly!
|I can't get enough of the clouds on the mountains. They are so beautiful!|
|Garlic scapes here they come - who wants some?!?!|
|Rye and vetch before the rains|
|Will we get any peaches?|
|And another from Nora's garden. Love that spot!|
|I AM EXCITED!|
|Yep, more clouds and Kali's ducks HAPPY in the drainfield - who knows what all they were finding but they were making very contented duck sounds!|
|And, last but not least, cute and crazy kids!|