Saturday, August 28, 2010

August Update

August began with the Clearwater County Fair. This year I entered more horticulture items than crafts. I picked wild chokecherries, highbush cranberries, and gooseberries from the woods, which all got blue ribbons. The carrots were planted pretty early, the first week of April, and it paid off with a purple Grand Champion ribbon! Bugs Bunny would love them!

My sweater got a red (2nd place) ribbon, but you should have seen the grand champion sweater - a Norwegian pattern designed by the knitter herself! Always great to see talent like that!

Now, as for the garden, this picture taken in the middle of August shows how well it grew. The rains and heat came at the right time to produce an abundant harvest of tomatoes, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes and corn.

Jim finished the facelift of this house (I'll post an "After" picture when I get one) and has done several other smaller jobs for various people.

We had three sets of visitors during August as well - a couple from Michigan and another from Saskatoon who contacted us through the Mennonite Your Way Hospitality Roster that we joined (no, you don't even have to be Mennonite to join! Just be hospitable!), and then friends from southern Minnesota who also volunteer with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Arizona.

The other activity we have been involved with can be found at

We shall see what September brings!

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