Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I have been so busy, I've had absolutely no time to blog about it!!  We are having a great summer!  The garden is taking up most of our time these days and producing lots of cucumbers, beans, carrots, red potatoes, onions and cabbage.  The tomatoes and peppers are slow, but surely coming.  It's been a cooler, wet summer, so it may take more time.  To make things easier,  I'm just going to share pictures of what our summer looks like.  So here goes:

Lake Michigan with Max, Menter and Elliott (my nephew)

We visited our friends dairy farm and even got a hay rack ride!

The BEST trip of the summer!! Springfield Illinois where we visited Abraham Lincoln's home, tomb, his boyhood home, and the state capital.  Molly also, was recognized and awarded at a dinner, as the State photo winner for Whiteside County and the Conservation Office.
Lincoln's New Salem

Lincoln's Gravesite and tomb

Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois

Illinois State Capital Building

At Home:


We harvested about 500 onions and they are set out to dry.  Max is here, planting 300 more bulbs.


This last weekend we attended a wedding for Brent's younger sister in Iowa.  We had a great time visiting family and friends.  The kids had a great time visiting with 17 of their 18 (soon to be 19) cousins!
It has been a lovely summer and we have a few more events before it's over!  Next week is the county fair!!
♥  Shannon

1 comment:

  1. Shannon,
    Your summer is looking like so much fun! Our family would really enjoy seeing Lincoln's home, but it's just a bit too far. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
    God bless,