It has been an eventful week. We woke to an inch or two of snow on Monday morning. It was beautiful! The hay bales in the field past Mom & Dad's house looked like giant frosted shredded wheats.
My Mom celebrated her 70th birthday on Tuesday. My little brother called about a week before hand, and told me that he was coming out to surprise her. On Monday evening, a car pulled up in my parent's drive while I was there picking up the girls after work. Mom said that she didn't recognize it, and then she said she didn't recognise the man walking up to the door. When I asked if she was sure, she said "Oh my goodness!" and jumped out of her seat when it finally clicked that my brother was there! We had dinner and cake at our house to celebrate.
|Here's me & my baby bro with Mom. You can see the neck brace she's been wearing for the past 2 + months.|
Over the past week, we gradually removed the last of the produce from the garden. The potato crop was AMAZING, especially considering that what I planted were left over from the year before that had been forgotten in my basement until I discovered them growing arms and legs 12 inches long! We also brought in red beets and parsnips. I worked slowly and stopped frequently, trying not to flare up my back.
|The little box in the back has "seed potatoes" for next year. The ones laid out to dry should keep for several months. The crate full in front have blemishes and need to be used ASAP.|
|This is the biggest - and WEIRDEST potato|
that we dug up!
J went from this look at karaoke...
|I'm not sure what exactly prompted the Goth look?|
I must close before the really bad storms hit. Wish us well!