Happy 6th of July! Or as I like to call it “My Wedding Anniversary”.

1996 - so young!

 Yep, 13 years ago today I married that cute guy that I met at a Quail Unlimited banquet (think Ducks Unlimited, except instead of ducks, they have quail – yeah, weird, I know). We celebrated by going to Bass Pro Shops where I bought my sweetie a brand new rod and reel, and he is buying me a new comforter set for our bedroom just as soon as I decide which one I want (it won’t be coming from Bass Pro, trust me), which could take a while because I am notoriously indecisive about such things.  Having our anniversary on a Monday kind of sucks because, really who wants to celebrate anything on a Monday? We might go to dinner or something – we don’t have anything big planned, but that’s okay.  I’m just glad the marriage that started with a shotgun wedding has lasted this long! 😉

 

So, I promised you all some pics of the garden: voila!  This was the garden 3 -4 weeks ago (I can’t remember exactly)…

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 And here’s the garden as of last night:

grow, baby, grow!
grow, baby, grow!

 

 Big difference, huh?  Unfortunately the green peppers and carrots are having a hard time, but they are starting to show signs of life.  I think some of the squash are about ready to be picked – they’re getting big! 

I think it should be called "squish" - it's more fun to say
I think it should be called "squish" - it's more fun to say
some day soon, mater, you're going to be on my sandwich
some day soon, mater, you're going to be on my sandwich
fancy-shmancy watering system (no more hauling water for me!)
fancy-shmancy watering system (no more hauling water for me!)

There is a rotating sprinkler head on each corner of the garden so it all gets watered evenly. Nice, huh?  

 

 I forgot to take pictures of my knitting projects; I’ll save that for another day.  I have also discovered another fun new  pastime:  fishing!  Yes, to my husband’s delight, I have finally gotten over my fear of handling a live wriggling fish and am now able to not only catch fish, but actually take them off the hook and throw them back into the pond myself! This is a huge deal, trust me!  Here’s the pond where an assortment of fish live – we have lots of perch, some crappie, a few bass, and a large 21 pounds catfish named Walter swimming around in there.  I caught Walter one time about 5 years ago and have not seem him since. If we throw dog food into the water, he comes up and sucks down the food like a vacuum, but he rarely comes all the way to the top – he’s either shy or a diva, we haven’t decided which one.

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 Shawn is pretty good at catching the big bass in our pond. Here’s what I tend to catch:

tiny little guy - he put up a good fight!
tiny little guy - he put up a good fight!

 The lure I used is almost as big as he is! That’s ambition in its purest form I tell ya!

 

Here are some more random pics for your viewing pleasure:

Shasta corners a frog - she was actually kind of afraid it!
Shasta corners a frog - she was actually kind of afraid it!

 

is this a hydrangea bush? Whatever it is, it's pretty!
is this a hydrangea bush? Whatever it is, it's pretty!

 

Have a great Monday gang! 🙂