Friday, September 12, 2008

Time To Catch Up

Summer has come to an end and school has officially begun for us. It has been a while since our last post. Time seems to get away from us these days. Over the summer we had a great time out exploring the Memphis Zoo, National Forest and State Parks in our area, Summer camps, including cub scout and bible school camps. Playing with friends both old and new. Enjoying time out at a friend's farm. Spending time with family in Louisiana.

Spending Saturdays at Taylor's Farmers Market has also been a very enjoyable part of our summer this year. Not only has it given me a great outlet for marketing the soap that I make, it has given the boys the opportunity to meet many people who have enriched our life and become good friends; great music and musicians that have inspired, especially Nathan who is determined to start guitar lessons this fall; good food from local farmers; and several great artistisans, who have also been inspiring by developing an interest in crafting and creating.

Our experimental garden from pots has just about come to its end; although it did not produce very much, the boys enjoyed watching everything grow and change and watch nature through the bugs and animals that visited our garden. Mostly, we enjoyed watching the visiting chicken who often came to rest in our pots and pecked at our tomatoes. The most bizarre happening was when the squirrel came and stole one of the last remaining tomatoes from the plants. In the spring we will be able to try again hopefully in the ground at our new home.

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