We just had an eclipse party here at the farm! I got viewing glasses a while back which were fun. I tried to take photos without a filter but my camera was not cooperating.. then I fiddled and fiddled trying to get a shot through the eclipse glasses and finally got this image. :-)
The boys in their eclipse glasses. They were pretty excited about it all. Did you get to see it?
Dayle and Travis installed 4 new porch lights on the newly painted house.. these are LED lights and are nice and bright. They go off in the morning and turn on by themselves at dark. I love them!
One on the garden shed, too. It's much better lit outside in the night now.
The front porch.
The light over the stairs to the basement.
I asked Caleb to take a photo of the new lights so I could show you. :-) They got them at Costco.
Kristi is painting the old porch swing.. it's going to look so pretty now! I'd like to ask your input... the porch floor is currently light aqua like the old house color. After we repair a few boards at the edge we'll repaint. Dayle says grey.. I considered brick red.. maybe a sand color? Any suggestions?
I was sitting on the deck and look what came around the corner?
They were using the tractor to put the crab pots back up in the loft of the barn. I guess my 41 year old son is still a kid at heart. LOL!
Story time. While we were at the beach for my birthday in April, we went to lunch at the Wildflower Cafe. We dined in the sun room where there were several plants. One was an unusual Christmas Cactus that the leaves were rimmed in red. I asked the manager if I could take a snip of it to root and he said yes. We took it back to the trailer and Dayle got some soil from the landscape by the trailer and I stuck the cutting down in the dirt and watered it. Lo and behold, it put out roots and we've been babying it in that little container and finally planted it in a pot I made many years ago. I threw the pot on a potters wheel and glazed it, then decorated it with cobalt mixed with water. I painted it in the Sumi ink style, it's an iris in bloom.
With our young chickens beginning to lay eggs, Kristi decided to make a broccoli quiche. Yum!
She also made scalloped potatoes!
I got a small wire basket for collecting the eggs, here is our haul from yesterday. The big aqua egg is from our older Ameracauna and the two smaller ones are from our new chickies!
When Kristi broke the eggs into the bowl for a dinner of sauteed sausage and scrambled eggs last night she exclaimed that there were two double-yolk eggs! Those are fairly rare so it was a fun thing to find two at once.
The boys were playing with some of our leftovers from the new deck installation and have decided that they want to make their own bench. Cute, huh?