Thursday, June 7, 2012

ohhh tomatoes!

Last year we didn't get a crop of tomatoes at all, there were flowers but they fell off. I also heard from other gardeners they also had problems with tomatoes in our area. This year I only bought 3 plants, cherry, an heirloom yellow variety and romas. So far they are flowering and I see tomatoes! Maybe I will try canning them...don't hold your breath because I have to start from scratch, absolutely no idea how to start and may end up giving up in the end or eating them all up.

I added sage to my garden, I don't really cook with it but I think its pretty.

Heirloom, will turn into large yellow tomatoes! Yummy

Cherry tomatoes
The south side of my garden
Rem's cabbage
My new addition, sage.

L and her yoyo!!! augh! my plant!

how does your garden grow?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

a little astronomy

We tried to watch the Venus transit, but the clouds were against us. The rest of the sky to the east was clear...figures. Our local astronomy club set up at the planetarium with a bunch of telescopes but once the sun got behind the clouds it did not want to come back out.  The last picture is taken from the NASA website, what we probably would have seen, the other two is what we did see. The next one is in 2117. 

It was fun to get out.
Did anyone else get to see it, through a telescope?

on the trail

This weekend we traveled to Yukon, OK to the Chisholm Trial and Crawfish Festival, just west of OKC.
The weather kind of turned cool for a couple of days but it was back to hot Saturday. The shade actually made a difference and we had a good breeze. We had fun watching the Wild Bill Hitchcock show that was actually pretty fun and not hokey. They also reenacted a street gunfight (great job of acting!). It was fun to watch! It was pretty hot in the sun but everyone had fun and we ate some crawdads.

L and the bubbles!


Rem eating alligator...taste like chicken!


Old one room school house.


ohhhh the Saloon! They ran out of sarsaparillas.

This guy was hysterical, he got killed and blew himself up! Yes they had explosives. 

 Two Palomino's and an Arabian. I want a Palomino!

 As we left we got a beautiful moon. I took this one while the car was moving.

I think it was a good history lesson.