Grammy camp comes once a week at our house. It's the day that my little grand(s) get to come stay the day with me and I usually end up
working playing outside with them all day long. Hooray! The sun shone today and we were out from morning till evening! (we didn't even have our usual afternoon nap) First Hazel Peach fell in the mud when we went to let the chickens out of the coop so I quickly stitched up a new pair of flower pants for her to wear for the day. Cute, ain't they? Then HP played fetch with Sue for a good portion of the morning while I wheel-barrowed manure and mulch to one of my front flower beds. We planted more seeds into the veggie gardens -- carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, peas, parsley, basil, thyme and lastly gladiola bulbs on the ends of each raised bed. My mother-in-law used to always plant glads in her veggie patch, and I like the idea of having a few flowers mixed in amongst the veggies. I always plug a few marigolds in with the tomato plants too. Do you?
There was horseback riding at Grammy Camp today. Uncle S. decided to spend some time on his horse, Red, and HP begged a ride on him too. She told me she was going to... "Ride to Texas. Yup!" We spent time digging worms and weeds and swinging in the willow tree. We have a swing that hangs from a big tree branch in the backyard and Miss Peach thinks it's marvelous to swing from the branches. We took a turn in the tire swing out at the chicken coop after we fetched the eggs. Little Things are Big Things to wee people.
By 3:30 in the afternoon, it was time for Gram's coffee break so we had coffee, water, and a chocolate muffin and relaxed on the front porch together. The sippy cup soon turned into a sprinkler, watering the grass and then the tulips. Each tulip got a drink from the sippy. Keeps a girl very busy, that's for sure.
Look who showed up out in the backyard today -- Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. I love their red bibs. It sure was a happy, sunny day today. I hope you had a little slice of Sunshine Pie too.