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Monday, June 30, 2014

the last day of june

The Ponderosa Stinkbugs are visiting with us today.
Brynn has chosen to wear this ninja outfit with a magician's hat to complete it.  That's a bunny on the top.  If you find this odd then maybe you should examine your sense of fashion!  And yes, Brooks still has on his pj bottoms.

They love a golf cart ride.
First stop on this ride was at the apple trees to pick up some treats for the horse and donkey at our neighbor's barn.

Sometimes this little ninja/magician disappears into her hat!

oh wait there's a frog

On the way to take the apples to the horse and donkey, we saw this cow and thought she might like apples too.

Turns out she likes apples a lot so the plan was to throw and run.

This bull was there but seemed uninterested.
Oh wait there's a dandelion let me make a wish

On down the road we saw this bunny it just sat there and let us watch it maybe the bunny on Brynn's head caused him to freeze with fear!
We started home when the cart began to sputter.  We had to push.
Then we walked to the house for the gas can.
Oh wait there's a praying mantis.

Brooks drove us back to the broken down cart and P-pa solved our problem.
 It was time for golf cart racing and then naptime because we just wore them out!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

stuff i saw today

If I could get all my flowers to look like this!

There was a June bug jamboree in the front yard this morning.  They were swarming everywhere.

Pumpkin seeds popping up to be planted in our pumpkin patch.  (say that 5 times fast)

 (this one looks like a birdbath)

Toadstools/mushrooms/fungi are taking over the Ponderosa. 

A frog came by while I was photographing the toadstools.  He must be a baby bullfrog because he sure has some long legs.
This was on the roof of the playhouse.  Don't tell Brynn, she will never go there again.

A nice way to end the day.  I called it a rainbow stick because it wasn't really a bow it just went into the cloud and stopped.

proper way to enjoy a tomato

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Things may have gotten a little out of hand this afternoon!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

all boy

He's got his necktie shirt, a shark tooth necklace and some orange popsicle on his face!

messy hair, don't care

When your hair looks like this at the end of the day, you know its been a good one!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


 It was a day full of chores.  This was the first one.
And groundhog hunting was the last one!
(Notice trap on the back)
This chore could possibly lead to another blog post.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The Ponderosa has been closed this week for sand castle construction and running and squealing in the surf! There's no gardening to do and the only critters we are chasing are crabs! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

garden report

We spent the morning gardening.  Peanut used a tiller, I used a hoe.  Things are growing in the Ponderosa garden but it sure needs some rain.
 We had this for supper.

And since this large garden is not enough to care for, we made another at the Visitor House.
Today we planted sunflowers, zinnas, black eyed susans, hollyhocks, more squash, watermelon, cantaloupes, big max pumpkins and some gourd seeds that were 24 years old!