Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dog days of summer...

(Poppy girl happy as a clam in the mud!)
I'm currently wrapped up in a warm blanket posting a blog about the toasty days of summer...Why you ask am I bundled in a hoodie and blanket? Let's just say that this summer mama is not accustomed to the 60 degree weather we have had for the past few days...therefore i will indulge in a little bit of some warm day recap!

(And here is clam #2 Ivy bug basking in the muddy goodness)
If there is one thing that can be said about summer, it would be the copious amounts of food snacks that get devoured at all hours of the day. In fact, as you can see all of these kiddies are loving the treats that us three mommies had to share. In fact I think there is an unspoken rule that if you are meeting for a picnic with friends be sure to include extras so that it can become a snacking feast.
Oscar ate nearly nothing (aside from the brownie Betina brought)...he was much more content swimming or laying in the sunshine.
And what summer on the Palouse could be complete without seeing a bit of the food chain. Here we see a barge full of the Palouse gold...wheat! So cool to see the wheat go from the green stubble in the spring, to the golden flowing fields in July, to the combine, grain truck, barge, bag, and my wheat grinder where I always love to open the flour catcher to a dust of freshly ground flour.
There is something special about living amongst such active agriculture. I love it!

Now if this Pregnant mother could learn how to cook again, we might be in business. Seriously I think my family may throw me out and never let me come back! i wouldn't call myself a Fabulous cook, but I have been known to cook some tasty food, that is when my taste buds are in normal order. Let's just say last nights dinner was not so great. It may have something to do with the fact that I CANNOT taste test the food during preparation without it becoming a black listed food.
Sad dinner days at the Edge house...fair warning to all who dare to share a meal at this house!! That is, unless Ricky is on duty and then all is well.


Suzie-Q said...

Hope you start to feel better soon, I would hate to find out that you have black listed to many foods and you had nothing left to love. looks like you lids are loving the sunshine.
I too am sitting here all wrapped up in a sweater, I was hopping it wasn't because of the cold though but because I have a cold. It is no fun being sick! I can't wait for nap time.

ash said...

Thanks for cooking for us Rick! Just kidding, dinner at the Edge house was awesome!

Betina said...

Man, that little girl of mine just blends in with any dark background.

I hope you feel better soon soon soon!

Jamison Fischer said...

Is "soon soon soon" 3 times longer than soon?
If so, I hope you feel better s, my wifey!

Jen said...

i hope you're feeling better! the lentil fest this weekend would be a bad thing to see on the black list! :)
such cute pictures!!!

Beth said...

I really love those pictures! Why must summer really end?