Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Bunny's, Pumpkins, Orchards and Poppies-Random at it's Best

We were without home phone, cell phone or Internet access for the past 36 hours due to the sabotage of the fiber optic lines in our region. Amazingly we survived! It is hard to imagine that only ten years ago I did not even use the Internet or have a cell phone.

However, Easter is near... Do you have an emergency plan just in case the BUNNY eats all the loot before delivery?


And did you know Halloween costumes are great to pull out and let the kids go wild about now? Somehow Wyatt decided he need to wear his old Pumpkin costume which now is three inches too short for his legs and gives him a massif wedgie, but these wardrobe malfunctions did not seem to matter... And cousin Trevor, is wearing a size 2T lion costume which look like Bermuda shorts. But seeing as they both want to ride the rocking horse it makes for fabulous entertainment for all.


Here is a picture of a pear tree in our little orchard that I have been tending for several years in hopes that we will have our own fruit and be somewhat more self sufficient. These trees are going on four years old and are really putting on some size now.


Another monumental achievement this week was replacement the drip line in our little orchard for the FOURTH time... Very sore spot for me since my dear and loving husband inattentive and inconsiderate husband has mowed the irrigation system AGAIN. And this year, as a preventative measure, I wound up all the lines into nice neat coils and placed them on the berm outside of the flat mowing areas. BUT my husband backed the mower up the berm and mowed the lines anyway.

There were a few foul words thrown around our place over this little incident. But I did not take pictures of the carnage. I was just too disturbed. But imagine a mower with 200 feet of black tubing wrapped around the blades. Kind of like an tractor with hundreds of tentacles...


And my final parting shot is of my California poppies which are blooming in profusion in my garden. They are joyful and bode well for a good weekend.


Happy Easter!

11 Comments for OSL:

DiPaola Momma said...

WHY WHY WHY must you always make me feel so home sick?! I miss the first few days when the poppies come out. At least the tundra over here has thawed out enough so that I can start tilling soil.

My best, and chocolate bunnies to.. to you, the brood, the sometimes-seen-naked-dancing hubby and the ark of animals you're working on. HUGS

MsSnarkyPants said...

I can't count the number of times my husband has mowed down something I planted...If my inability to grow things weren't enough! Looks like y'all made the best of your lack of internet.

Pricilla said...

oooh, the California Mower Massacre? all that hose just dead? Just think of the possibilities for selling the photos to the magazines.....

The poppies are stunning! Good enough to eat but they are not good for goats..

Suzi said...

That brought a little bit of sunshine to my day of gloom.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Luckily, we just have rocks and dirt in the yard, nothing to mow. We are hoping for a tumbleweed this year.

I hope they catch those clowns who cut that fiber optic line. What goobers.

I like your combo-holiday. "Mommy, the Great Pumpkin hid Easter Eggs for us!"

The Mind of a Mom said...

Happy Easter to you and the kids! I hope they get spoiled by the Bunny

Daisigirl said...

Sorry about the craziness over your way! The poppies are beautiful! Happy early Easter to you! :0)

Tink said...

I love that you have cousins right next door to you for Wyatt to play with. They are always doing some great things not just sitting in front of the T.V.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

The halloween costumes are cracking me up - and reminding me of my own childhood. In fact, my siblings and I still rummage through our old costumes on occasion.

The bunnies are big chocoholics around Easter, huh? Just enough reason to buy twice as much!

Mountain Woman said...

Always the children in your pictures look so happy and they are always having fun. The photos were terrific and I envy you your pear tree.

Yaya said...

Gosh I love those orange poppies!!!!!!

And I like the costume pic!