It’s the little things about gardening that I love
We see this groundhog often in our backyard
A beautiful cabbage; yanked…too many bugs! Most brassicas are quite susceptible in my experience. Kale and kohlrabi seem the least so.
Deer in the backyard (and out of the garden, for the most part)
This picture is a good representation of what’s going on in the garden; lots of weeds, (hopefully!) winter squash, marigolds; and the tan blurry stuff in the right corner is garlic that needs harvesting!
Demonstrating how to check the leaves for squash bug eggs
Very yellow fungus/mushrooms on a log in the woods
A great gardening outfit haha
Super saturated daisy
A snake skin
Brought to Forest School to show off!
“Fancy” haha; she fashioned a bandana thing into a pencil skirt; fancy indeed haha
Baseball season officially just ended! Here comes football! Aggghhh! (he is ready but I don’t think I am!)
July in the garden
Aren’t these little onion seedheads so photogenic!?
In our canoe!
My brown chacos match the water! haha
That’s how far we made it (you can see the dam toward the top which is where we started)
Though we were paddling up river there is very little current on the branch. As you can see it would be possible to canoe around this island (which would mean canoeing out in the Missouri River; WOAH! Scary! (Maybe not yet with the kids).
These guys were headed to go around the whole island. (and note the long walk, complete with hill, from the parking lot to the levy/dam)
Here you can see where we put in (we went left!!!) I was nervous about avoid getting sucked over that thing (AGGGHHHH!), but it is easily avoidable if you are careful)
On the dam looking down river
This silt is like the glueiest, stickiest slimest thickest mud ever found!
Muddy, yet pretty
Not pictured: a beaver we saw! haha
This was a fun little adventure though we are still eager to take the canoe to a nice clear river on which we would not be horrified/terrified/traumatized to swim in HAHhaha!
Hope you all are having a nice week!