It's a cloudy morning here in Leavenworth County, with storms expected later today.
We had a brief one this morning, and I should be out on the mower instead of typing this entry.
Yesterday, we had our septic tank sucked out.
No pictures, sorry.
Probably for the best!
We had never had it done since moving here, our bad, and it was overflowing. I thought it was rainwater draining off until I cut the grass on Sunday... oops!
We were lucky enough to find a company to come over and empty it within an hour, so now we are set to go for a while. The glugging in the toilet when wash was emptying is not happening now.
Here's something from the garden:
That's tomato "SuperSauce" from Burpee, forming on the vine. I hope to make lots of spaghetti sauce and salsa from these.
Keith's daughter Andrea cleaned out her mum beds at her house, and sent a bunch of plants over to us. I'm planting the last of them this morning. I have NO idea of the colors, but what the heck... free plants!
Keith picked up the plants when he went to see this little doll,
his almost-six-months-old granddaughter, Brynn.
Kody, Kaycee and their Aunt Abby are doing fine
As is my pet Butch, who seems unfased by the fact a big snake is almost slithering under him.
The bedding you see is about what's left on the feed room side of the big henhouse. The rest of it is in a garden bed, this was the portion that did not get wet.
Last night, I went to the first T Ball game of the season for grands Jaxton and Paiton.
Here comes Paiton back from striking out.
My kids did not play T Ball, I don't think we had it 40 years ago, so I was unfamiliar with it. There was an umpire, but she was mainly a timekeeper. Numerous coaches go out on the field... son Jim is one for our team. They constantly explain to the kids what to do, and to "Run!". Paiton got a base hit on her first at bat, but didn't get the concept of running to first base very well.
They are considering gymnastics for her, as she loves to tumble and jump and do cartwheels, but is not really into soccer or tball, they are discovering.
Here's Jax on third, getting ready to run home, with Jim coaching beside him. The cool thing about this league is that no scores are kept, but the kids still "Good game" each other at the end of each game.
Then, of course, there are treats for everyone.
You also are allowed to bring your own bats.
Tonight, 13 year old Jacob has a game, same park, which I am trying to get to, too.
If I can get the mowing and planting done!
These are catkins on a willow tree growing in the little henyard.
The willow tree behind the henhouse does not have them. I wonder if willow trees come in male and female? I'm going to have to do some research.
There goes Kaycee in a flash... he and Abby love to chase each other, but Kaycee is by far the fastest!