Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grammy Camp....

 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.


  1. What a perfect day - including falling in the mud :-).
    Your tulips are a sight to behold!

  2. So sweet!! Don't you just love their imaginations? I like the idea of having a few flowers mixed in with the garden plants; they make wonderful cut flowers.

  3. LOVE! Granny Camp begins here in a few weeks! I need a horse, though.
    HP will remember her industrious Gram and she'll want to enjoy life just as you do, Jody. Oh, I'm so glad that the sun shown on you, my sweet friend! Go Grammy Go!

  4. I want to come to Grammy Camp! It looks like you two had a perfect day. And you had sunshine -- it poured all day here -- we got our normal May rainfall all in one day. I use your blog as my weather man though -- whatever you have is sure to follow here, so I'm looking forward to a perfect weekend!

  5. Your little HP is so precious...and such a blondie! I love how she gently holds the tulip to feed it water...what a doll she is!
    Lots of rain here too lately...looking forward to a wee bit of sunshine!

  6. Hazel is the cutest thing! She sure has lots of energy...and she will need it if she is going to ride to Texas. I hope ya'll will stop by on your way through. =)

  7. Ride all the way to Texas! Love it.
    Looks like the best kind of grammy day to me....

  8. I want you to be my grandma ;-) xoxo Clarice

  9. You are creating memories that those gran-younguns will never forget!

  10. Grammy camp looks like perfect heaven - mud, horses, and a Grammy who can whip up a new pair of pants in a heartbeat! What wonderful memories your littles will have of their time spent with you.
    Even when my mom was in her 80's, she would talk so sweetly about her summers spent on her grandparents' farm in SE Texas. She would tell me about picking peaches and blackeyed peas in the morning and her granny would have turned the peaches into peach cobbler, fried a chicken (whose neck she rung that morning - ick;), and made cornbread to go with the fresh blackeyed peas. She also had grand memories of riding her horse into town or over to visit cousins on a neighboring farm, sleeping in a floofy feather bed while listening to the rain fall on a tin roof - perfect heaven -- just like the one you're making for your little HP.

  11. I thinking hanging out with HP at Grammy Camp would be swell--sign me up!

    Yes to planting marigolds with the maters!


  12. I want to come to Granny camp. I bet you are the "favorite".


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