Project 365, Days 214-220

June 21


Day 214, June 21: These little things are tomatoes. They’re still about the size of grapes, but they are growing. The plants are full of flowers, so I’m hopeful for a good crop.

June 22


Day 215: Buddy has been trying to get at the baby bunnies. He failed at digging in and going through the front of the hutch, so he’s now trying to get through the roof. Naughty dog!

June 23


Day 216: More dark sky is coming, which means more rain.  We don’t need more rain.

June 24


Day 217: Our apple tree is full of little apples.

June 25


Day 218: More baby bunnies. There are 6 of them this time.

June 26


Day 219: We also have baby kittens. I haven’t been able to get a picture of just the babies. The only time they’re holding still is when Mama is feeding them.

June 27


Day 220: VBS skit practice. Only 6 more practices until showtime 🙂

Project 365, Days 224-233

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Day 224, June 30:  Sunset over Lake Winnebago
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Day 225:  Janelle and her friends having fun in a paddle boat at a family youth group event.
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Day 226: This little girl needed a place with some shade, so she ended up in our back yard for a few days.

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Day 227: Red, white and blue cake for the 4th of July
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Day 228: We spent the 4th of July with friends from church, trying to keep cool by the lake. Boating, tubing, food and fireworks provided a fun time.
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Day 229: This is Hershey. He’s an Angora rabbit that just went through a major molting phase. The bad news is he’s bald. The good news is he’s staying cooler than all the other rabbits on these days when it’s over 100 degrees.
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Day 230: Fresh lettuce from the garden. I won’t be getting much lettuce this time. The extreme heat has affected the growth of several of my vegetables. But, I plan on enjoying whatever I do get.
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Day 231: And, today I picked some peas. The peas are doing very well and I should get quite a few of them.
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Day 232: 5 pounds of fresh blueberries
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Day 233: And a whole lot of peaches. I can’t wait until these are ripe.

Project 365, Days 191-194

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Day 191, May 28, 2012: I got stuck waiting in traffic in Oshkosh on Memorial Day. Of course, as soon as I hauled out the camera to get pictures, everybody started moving again. A minute before this picture, it was solid campers and RVs heading south after the holiday weekend.
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Day 192: Another one of the baby bunnies. This little guy doesn’t like to come out of it’s warm nest
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Day 193: No, not our cows. But, I thought they looked nice and peaceful grazing in the field.
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Day 194: Janelle and Blizzard at a dog obedience 4-H meeting. Blizzard didn’t do too good today, but he’ll do better next time.

Project 365, Days 187-190

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Day 187, May 24, 2012: The baby bunnies are getting bigger. They have fur and their eyes are open. Soon they’ll be hopping all over the cage.
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Day 188: Our annual 4-H brat fry was this weekend. I was in charge this year, which meant we spent a lot of time at the Brat Stop. Greg liked to sample the sauerkraut.
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Day 189: Day 2 of the brat fry. Greg and Jack helped get business by walking up and down the streets wearing these cream puff signs.
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Day 190: Blizzard, waiting patiently for his girl to come home.

Project 365, Days 176-182

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Day 176, May 13, 2012: Greg’s youth group spent the evening at our house on Mother’s Day. They played a game of capture the flag and we had a bonfire. It was a lot of  fun for everybody
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Day 177: Today’s baking task: Cheesy cornbread mufifns
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Day 178: Two of Janelle’s rabbits had babies today. This is one batch–5 little black bunnies. The other rabbit only had 1 baby.
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Day 179:  Kaiser wants to come in the house. He has figured out how to open the screen door, so on days like today, when we have the inside door open, we need to lock the screen to keep Kaiser out
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Day 180, May 17, 6 months done: Jet, Kaiser and Blizzard have lots of fun playing together
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Day 181: At his last rugby practice of the season Eric won this award “Back of the Year”. Of all the players who play one of the back positions, Eric was honored with this award.
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Day 182: Both Greg and Janelle had a recital today. Greg played piano and Janelle the violin. They’ve been taking lessons about a year.

Project 365, Days 168-175

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Day 168, May 5, 2012: Eric cooking brats at the soccer team’s brat fry
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Day 169: This is what rugby shoes look like after a very muddy game. They were worse, but I cleaned them up a bit  before I thought about taking a picture.
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Day 170: One of Janelle’s Angora rabbits
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Day 171: This is what Janelle needs to do to reach one of her rabbits. Thankfully the rabbit isn’t always this difficult to get at. She was being difficult today.
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Day 172: Dusty and her babies. The babies are about 3 weeks old now and we’ve opened up the cage so they can come out into the fenced in area in the front. Yesterday, the whole fenced in area was full of grass. Today, the grass is gone.
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Day 173: Looking at the piles of clothes on my bed, you’d think I never did laundry. However, I do laundry at least every other day. Really, I do.
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Day 174: Kaiser gets a bath
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Day 175: My Mother’s Day present to myself–new weights to go with my new workout DVDs. Stay tuned for updates on how they’re working out 🙂

Project 365, Days 158-167

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Day 158, April 25: A pair of shoes that I never thought I’d buy for myself–running shoes. I’ve started doing Couch-to-5K, a beginning running program designed to take somebody from couch potato to running a 5K in 9 weeks. It’ll probably take longer than 9 weeks to get me running a 5K, but I’ve at least started.
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Day 159: Another pair of shoes I never thought I’d buy for myself–softball cleats. I’ve joined the church softball team.
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Day 160: Eric won this award last week for being “Man of the Match” in his rugby game.
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Day 161: Janelle’s baby bunnies are getting bigger and cuter every day. They’re 2 weeks old now.
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Day 162: Fresh baked Blueberry bread and apple bread.
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Day 163: I’ve joined with a friend to do 5 weeks to a clean and organized house. I originally did this a couple of years ago through and had great results. This week, we’re cleaning the kitchen. One of today’s tasks was to clean the refrigerator. It’s looking pretty good now.
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Day 164: A “before” shot of my kitchen counter. I know it looks really bad. In my defense, let me say that this was taken right after doing a bunch of cooking and baking and before I loaded the dishwasher. 🙂
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Day 165: Eric playing rugby
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Day 166: Janelle and Blizzard at the 4-H dog obedience meeting. Blizzard is doing very well and seems to love the agility exercises–jumping over a hurdle, walking on the teeter-totter and going through a tunnel.
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Day 167: My kitchen after the counters have been cleaned. It’s looking much better. Only one day left of cleaning the kitchen and it’s on to the living room.