What’s Up with Kat

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Since I’ve been back from Spain I have been trying to get my rhythm. Not too hard, but it does take time.
I tried to save the weakest chick of nine thar hatched (just before I got home). Sadly, Mr. Chicklet didn’t make it but we had some happy times before he passed.

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Been cooking with my girl. I assisted with cake decorating for a sports themed baby shower. What is even better is I didn’t mess up the cake. I didn’t do the fancy writing but icing that sucker was a task in itself!

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Picked some fresh strawberries, mashed and mixed them to make strawberry pies. Folks at work made the one pie disappear in under 30 minutes. Maybe more pie next time.

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My poppies and tiger lilies are blooming. It makes the backyard look super jolly!

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Made a fruit tart for some friends with my girl and now that I know how easy it is I really want to do one! Maybe I can borrow her tart pan sometime :-)

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We also purchased a wee soft shell turtle. We plan on letting him grow bigger and releasing him into our backyard pond. There are some sliders in there now and frogs and I don’t want Jubal to be bullied by the other creatures in the pond.

Those are the highlights of the last couple of weeks.
We have been enjoying hot days but not the too stinking hot days we are used to in June. Such a relief after last year’s scorcher.

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Day 340: Cherry Tree Bloomin’

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The cherry tree by the goat pen makes a brief but beautiful appearance every spring. I can already see some brancehes with leaves emerging. Yesterday only a few branches were blooming, so I guess I caught the perfect time on camera.

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Who can look at nature and not be a part of it? I snuggled up to the tree and got some pictures of myself too.

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Love, love, love our cherry tree. I just wish it would stay like this for longer, or perhaps make some cherries to eat. Ornamental fruit trees always leave me hungry.

Day 218: It’s a Wrap

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This would have been a divine treat on trail.
I fondly remember the peanut butter and honey wraps on trail but if you have banana then by all means, you must add it. We never had banana on our outdoor leadership trips but I remember snagging banana chips one time.
The sweet crunch is not the same as a fresh banana.

Much like he TV show Life where the super smart detective is freed from jail–fresh fruit was holy.

At the end of our last trip for the semester we washed out canoes and waited for our drivers to get back with the cars.

After loading the canoes and gear onto the trailers our professor passed around bag of fresh apples and oranges. I could have eaten the whole bag of oranges.

Divine.