Friday, August 31, 2012

90 days....

Well Hubby went and did it. Took a step wrong on one of his days of and a tendon popped, didnt feel that bad. A few days later he was lifting something and it popped really loud again. Not so good!

Three doctor appts and an MRI later.  He has TWO torn tendons in his foot. One torn, one split. That means he will have to have surgery to repair it. Surgery will be next Friday. Then he will be home for three months while it heals.

He is trying to give me a bad time! LOL But I keep telling him I have put up with him for 23 years!! what is 90 days? Or the rest of our lives for that matter! LOL Silly man!

This weekend we are driving to my cousins in Kittitas, Wa. for a fun weekend. Their son Luke just won Grand Champion Market Hog yesterday! At the Kittitas County Fair!! He did a great job! Hog weighs 300lbs and rate of gain was 2.0lb per day! Cant wait to see how he did in Showmanship too!!
Congrats Luke!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Annual trip to Linda's Dahlias

I took Mom and Max and we went down to the Dahlia farm!!
Max was a really good boy! First time I had him out like that.
I think Dahlias are so exquisitely luscious! LOL

This is one that I chose to order this year. It is called Purple Mist, It really is more of a true purple and the tips are almost white. The color was not coming out in the pics.  I have such a thing for purple flowers! and I love the variegated ones too!
 Pom Pons

 There are so many that would make gorgeous wedding bouquets! Maybe not this one! LOL because it is a dinner plate, but the colors!!

 There are absolutely so many colors, shapes, sizes, patterns!!!!
If you could have heard us! LOL ooo look at this one, oh! look at this!! LOL
 The other one I chose is one like this, called Caribbean Fantasy, I love the bi colored ones too!! LOL Oh heck I love most of them!!!

 Mom and I both fell in love with this one, named, Spiderwoman! Alas it is not available for sale yet. We did mention that we liked it though and she wrote it down, sometimes we can get a surprise when we pick up the tubers in the Spring!
 My good little boy! He tangled me up a few times, but for the most part he was great! Until we were done and sitting up and chatting with Linda, he spotted a kitty, and wanted the kitty!! I told him the cat was bigger that he was and would kick his butt!!! LOL
 These just looked like fire!
 Some so sweet and soft.
 Others dont even look real!
 Yellow with white tips.
 Peaches and cream colors.
 This ones name is Santa Claus! LOL
 We loved these too! I caught a honey bee on this one.
 This star ones are so cool looking, they are about 6 inches in diameter.

 There are so many, it can get over whelming!!!

 Most of these last ones are in their seedling garden, and not for sale yet.

 This one was such a luscious red.
 From a distance it even really sticks out!
I controlled myself and only bought two new ones!!! I am going to have so many when I dig mine this Fall!  I wont have room for them all, and I will have to gift some!!!

I always enjoy going and looking at all of the flowers! Mom and I talked about going to Canby Or. and visiting Swan Island Dahlias, they have 40 acers!!! of flowers!!! OMG that would take all day!

Most of my flowers are coming on now!! I am always so excited to see what the first blooms look like!!
Christmas in August!! LOL

Hope you enjoyed this years trip to Linda's Dahlias . Check out the catalog!

I am thinking next year, I may try to enter some of my flowers, and the photos in the fair or fairs!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Went to Skamania Fair today

Meghan and I went to our favorite little county fair.
This is a long post!
After parking we walked across this bridge to go to the fair grounds.
 The bridge is over Rock Creek. The red barn in the background is the horse barn.
 They had go Karts this year!
 We got there just in time to get the last serving of biscuits and gravy!!! We always used to get some when the girls were showing!! Fun memories, and still good!!
 The tram, it carries people back and forth from the parking lot to the fairgrounds. It goes down the road and over an auto bridge! LOL not the one we walked across.
 A cute Halflinger. We watched some of the Huntseat classes.
 This is one of the most beautiful places in the world to have a fair. The Columbia Gorge.
 Livestock show ring.
 Alpacas getting ready to show.
 A sculpture, that rotates with the wind!! really cool, pretty colors.

 Meg thought this bunny looked like her cat! LOL
 Guinea Pig!
 A laced Seabright, bantam chicken.
 Lots of cute goats!

 Market hogs.
 inside of the livestock barn.
 This one is quite the character!
 This is my artsy fartsy picture!! LOL Meghan went to get us more water!!! It was 92 up there today! Over 100 at home!
 Midway, with the beautiful Mtns in the background.

 Pig showing!
 Too much cuteness!

 We also watched the trail course be ridden.
 This was a Buffalo hide used on one side of the bridge, a tarp on the other side. Most of the horses we seen wouldnt go by this!
 So enjoyed the beautiful scenery!
 We stayed until five so we could hear some of our friends band. They are a Bluegrass band.
They were good!! I bought one of Lukas Johnsons CDs. He is the one second from the right. A great young man, from a great family!
 Goodbye Skamania Fair, for another year!  This is from the main highway, going back out of town.