Saturday, May 26, 2012

Boatnik Parade

Downtown Grants Pass is all dressed up for the Memorial Day Week End. Today was the 53rd Annual Boatnik Parade and before that it was known as The Gladiola Festival Parade. It is put on by the Grants Pass Active Club and the purpose of the five day event is to support the local youth in the Rogue Valley. The money made from this event is returned to the children of Josephine County through 4-H Clubs, Boys and Girls Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Parks and Rec Department, High School Scholarships, and Athletic Clubs. The Boatnik Event lasts for five days and is considered the kick off to summer fun in the Rogue Valley. Here's to flags and flowers!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

S'More Cookies

S'more cookies mmmmm-mmmm! We are one step closer to Memorial Day Week End!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Birthday, Aiden

Aiden has turned three now. He is the youngest of his siblings and such a sweet, smiling, happy little guy! He loves to run barefoot everywhere he goes, walk with the chickens, play on the tire swing, run through sprinklers and eat popsicles! We love you, Aiden!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Roses Everywhere

Spring rains have been very good to the roses. Epsom salt helps the blooms too. Now that most of our time is spent outside in this busy season, every bush we walk past has a different and beautiful fragrance. Take a deep breath, you are sure to smell them!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Fencing is an art form! We have a relatively small farm, but the amount of fencing required to keep animals in and critters out takes a lot of time and attention. Electrical fencing like this solar unit requires a battery. That seems to be fairly understandable, except when you have to replace the battery because the sun won't charge it anymore. These orange units called Red Snap'r are very reliable unless a small battery unit is purchased. When looking at solar electric fence chargers, consider the battery size and the amount of sunshine available in all seasons of the year. These units are very dependable, last for many years, and snap when they are working. Just don't forget to walk the line!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

Happy May Day and a month full of flowers and fragrance!