We are a family of nature lovers and have tried to make our property inviting to all sorts of creatures. We have a barn full of bats and swallows. A small pond that's home to frogs, toads, and fish. Several birdbaths, feeders, and houses for different types of birds. Lots of fruit and berry producing bushes and trees. Uncleared areas that provide homes and protection for all sorts of critters. And LOTS of flowers.
So, we decided we should put out an official welcome mat:
The flower beds are in full bloom and looking better than ever.
We are busy harvesting, canning, freezing and eating the produce from our garden. And the tomatoes are starting to be ready. Yeah!
|Acorn squash and tomatoes|
Today we had Andrew, Alison, and Tad over to celebrate Alison's birthday. I made Texas barbecue sandwiches, coleslaw, green bean and tomato salad, and cherry cheesecake bars. Andrew brought a loaf of his good homemade bread. I didn't take any food pictures because I was too busy with this little guy:
|Isn't he a cutie-pie?|