I’m going to (try to) post photos from our week on Fridays. I may or may not provide explanations. Think of it as a “caption the photo” opportunity.

This one does require some explanation. This is at our CSA, when Benji had just gotten a good haul of veggies from the kids’ garden (they’re the only ones who get carrots or snap peas this year! So jealous! He at all the snap peas one after another as he picked them). He towed this little wheelbarrow all over the CSA, from the members’ pickup area all the way out to the kids’ garden all the way out to the flowers, though high weeds and grass, with one pit stop to feed the chickens some greens. Pretty good for a boy who was sure he couldn’t pull it that far.

We’ve been missing seeing our friends! They all seem to be on vacation. It’s like there’s some huge vacation conspiracy that takes everyone out of town at once… I guess it’s called “Summer.” But anyway, our friend Will got back into town and we finally got to have a playdate! Hooray!

65-degree drizzly weather won’t stop US from enjoying a big old puddle. No, sir. Good thing Mommy brought extra clothes.

Our nasturtiums were wonderful, and Benji even ate some of them… until the hideous black aphids found them. We’ve never had those in our yard before, only green aphids. These black ones look extra-nasty. In a matter of barely a week, the poor nasturitums were completely sucked dry and covered in a thick, black mass of tiny bugs, and I started seeing the aphids branching out to other nearby plants, including my avocado tree! Ick. I pulled them all out, and hopefully that’s that. Next year, I’m planting pansies.

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