Boy, that was a job and my arms are showing the scars from a job well done. The rose gardens are done as well as the scattered bushes throughout the yard. All that is left to finish are the three climbing ones. They have wicked thorns!
My cuckoo clock had to go to the clock doctor this week and these are a few of the sights we saw along the way.
|Anyone for a game of chess on a sunny day?|
|This would be my idea of plowing a field.|
|The sun trying to poke through the clouds over the Pacific.|
We were blessed to have some of the grandchildren for the weekend while their parents were out of town so we had a busy weekend. I think we even wore THEM out because they were ASKING to go to bed at 8:00 on Saturday night. They were out cold as soon as their heads hit the pillows.
Grandpa was called into duty with the tractor for many rides and driving lessons. There is such satisfaction when ones legs are finally long enough to reach the gas pedal and ones weight is sufficient enough on the seat to keep the tractor from shutting down.
|It's always a fun game to go through the orange trees and duck your head.|
|A little help reaching the pedals is always good.|
|That's a long leg stretch!!!!|
There is nothing like an ice cream cone to cool us down after school either. Bet you can't guess what flavor was chosen.
|Chocolate-peanut butter, of course!!!|
There really hasn't been a lot of sewing going on, but I did manage to have a couple of the granddaughters over yesterday for some skirt sewing. Their sisters were over last week and I did not get pictures, but I did yesterday. Oh, for the days of being able to wear gathers around the midsection of the body again!!!!! The girls did a fabulous job on sewing and fabric selection.
I spent some serious time this morning squeezing lemons. The Meyer lemons are ripening quickly and it is always nice to have the juice frozen and ready to pull out for fresh lemonade. The Meyer lemons and limes both ripen in the winter here when a tall glass of frosty lemonade isn't what you would normally desire, but we don't have a hot cocoa tree. The Eureka lemons will ripen in the summer.