I saw the best quote the other day from Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar:
"We all make mistakes in life. The thing that separates successful people from others is how we handle those mistakes." It's the one lesson I hope the kids come away with if they remember nothing else I teach them.
Speaking of lessons for my kids, one of the ones I keep reminding ds#1 of is to not waste water:
Clean water is something that we should never take for granted.
We've enjoyed several meals of yummy sweet corn...
Raccoons, or some other pest, also swooped in on our Asian pears. One day our 2 trees were loaded with fruits, nearly ready for picking, and the next day, not a single fruit was left on either tree. Nada. If we catch the culprit, it is stew meat! Grrrr. The tree branch in this photo was so loaded with fruit that it had snapped off.
In other exciting news, we'll be getting a new tractor soon - a lovely red Kubota! Hubby had looked at John Deere, but the dealer in town was surprisingly unresponsive, with the manager acting like he didn't really want to make the sale. The Kubota dealer in the town south of us, on the other hand, was so helpful and eager that hubby decided to go for it. Plus, the size and features that he wanted were cheaper with the Kubota. Can't wait!
Do you have any exciting gardening purchases?
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams