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|Thinking about dusting off the old blog......and continuing the saga.|
We have a new addition to our family. Meet Beasley Bunny.
We've had him almost a week now and he is sweet and lovely and frisky and fun.
He is ten weeks old and now weighs between 7 and 8 lbs. He is of the Flemish Giant breed, rabbits that grow up to be 18-20lbs.
Here's a pic I snagged of a grown up Giant Flemish.
Yup, they get to be BIG!!!!
Well, since it is the weekend, I bet I can handle two blogs in a row!
One of our big projects this summer was to finish our kayak trailer before we went camping. I got the frame last summer at a yard sale for $30. In the late spring, my dad offered to take the frame and fix the wiring harness, get the tail lights working and to clean, grease and repack the wheel bearings. About two weeks before camping, I was registering the trailer, getting a trailer hitch put on my car and then we started making the body and kayak frame for the trailer.
Here's the before shot.
Here's the trailer with the box made and the uprights on which to strap the kayaks.
Nature Boy wanted the trailer to look "natural" so I let him pick some stain at Lowe's and he stained most of the pieces himself. We cheated too, and got one of the stains and polyurethane all-in-one stuff....But it made the process go much faster!
And here is the trailer packed with camping gear in the bottom and the kayaks on the top.
Not too shabby, eh? It was actually wonderful as it was easy peasy to load up the kayaks.
Now, I had never driven with a trailer before. And we really only finished the trailer the day before we left for camping, so I had trailer driving baptism by fire. It went fine, but I can't back it up very well yet! Luckily, it is light enough that we can unhitch it from the car to move it around! And I am sure I will get more practice at maneuvering it.
And speaking of camping, the butterfly on yesterday's blog was one we saw at our campsite. We had never seen that kind of butterfly (the campground was about two hours south of where we live, likely it's too cold up here) before. It is a Red-spotted purple.
K...gotta run, lunch is ready. I'll try to blog at least once during the week!
Okay, okay....When three people ask about my blog within four days, I guess it means its time to get back on the horse!
Summer has been very busy around here. I am still getting used to this whole working full-time thing. It is still an adjustment! Do you know, it will be a year at the end of this month that I've been working!!! The time sure goes fast when your weekdays are busy!
So, the biggest news around here is that we have found a house. We had been looking since April and not finding much on the market that met our criteria. The houses we did look at needed lots of work ($$) to be nice. They were all move in ready, but needed big fixes done asap (like roof, repairing pipes that had frozen, new septic systems, etc). In the first week or so of July, our realtor found a house that she thought we would like....And we love it!!!
The house has tenants in it right now (the daughter of the owner) so we won't be able to move in until later this fall...But we have a contract on it, we've had it inspected, we've got a commitment from our mortgage company for it.....Things are moving along!
The house is located off a dirt road off a side road about 5 miles from where we live now. It is on 3.6 acres of land, woods (pine trees), small yard, and meadow. The house actually comes with 5 acres, there is a long and narrow jog across the street where the property continues down to a stream.
The house is set back and private and it is so quiet! But, it is about two minutes from a general store and really no further than we already travel than where we are now.
And yes, I do have pictures.
The woods and meadow (the meadow is down hill from the house).
And though it was hazy the day we were taking pictures, there are some very nice views of the foothills at the bottom of the mountain.
So, now we are just biding our time....We drive by the house about once a week to "visit" it.....We can't wait to move in. Keep your fingers crossed that it all works out for us!!
Okay, so about blogging. A wise woman pointed out to me this week that I don't have to blog every day, I could blog a few times a week. I think I will try this. And I've got a bit of catching up to do, so I won't be at a loss for things to chat about!!!!
It's a bento blog today. (So, those of you on Facebook may have seen these pics before.) Plus a word about our weather.
I'll start with the weather....HOT! Okay, isn't it May? And isn't this Vermont? And don't you think three days of 90 degree temps is a bit much? Well, I sure do. I am meltingly hot. The heat just zaps the energy out of me. Luckily, I am not cranky. (I think it is true, I think NB and dh would concur.) Luckily, we are supposed to have some normal temperatures over the weekend. I. Can't. Wait.
So, you likely recall my recent bento find. I must say, I am sooo loving my bento. It is great for portion control, but honestly, it is just plain fun to pack and have little bits of good food.
Here's what I have been packing over the last week or so.
Strawberries, dried cherries, cous cous salad, snap peas, sliced turkey.
Leftover potato salad, snap peas, teddy grahams and sunbutter on cinnamon raisin bread.
Teddy grahams, snap peas, strawberry yogurt, apple slices, peanut butter and one coconut marshmallow (you are right spinner_mom...so yummy!)
Sliced turkey with pepper jack cheese, snap peas, strawberry yogurt, carrot slaw and my HK container with sweet vidalia onion for the slaw.