So, we had a family reunion this last weekend. More on this later, but before it started, we went fishing. Uncle Charlie said we had to get up early, so we did. Do you see where the sun is? Yeah, we were ON the boat IN the lake when this was taken. See part of the boat at the bottom of the picture? Proof - we were already on the boat. *yawn*
But it paid off! I caught a nice sand bass! YIPPEE!
I caught another larger one later (not much larger but a bit larger) - but at the same time, Megan and Steve caught one and we were so busy taking fish off, we forgot to get a picture.
But we did remember to get a picture of Megan's fishy:
It was THIS BIG she says as she holds her hands up as far away from her on either side as she can. But have no fear, I have proof of how big hers is too!
Another thing Megan caught was some sun. Lots of sun:
Her red hair and red face all kinda mix up together, don't they? Lol...
And of course, Uncle Charlie caught a fish - here he is showing us how big it is!
But when we put them all together, I didn't see either Megan's or Uncle Charlie's 'big catch'. I am thinking they were pulling our legs - but just in case, I took a picture. For proof of course. Do you see the 'big fish'?
Just lots of nice sized fish for eating, right?
Megan wanted to learn how to clean fish. Here is Uncle Charlie teaching her:
Well, she finally jumped in and started working on cleaning them:
She was S-L-O-W... so S-L-O-W Uncle Charlie pitched in and helped:
Hey, has anyone seen Megan?
After all the fun and during the reunion, Steve celebrated his birthday with his second-cousin-once-removed-multiplied-twice-by-two-aunts-and-a-grandpa (or something like that) and his Uncle Charlie. All 3 celebrated a June birthday: Steve got to get a year older with family!
And do you remember our garden? Well, I keep forgetting to tell you about our MELON garden - seperate from our veggie garden. It is doing GREAT too!
Yesterday we went out to pull weeds - and found MELONS!
Oh, hmmm, I think that was a pumpkin...
And so is this one:
And this one:
HERE is a melon - a black diamond watermelon at that!
And it is just about as big as this Mississippi some kind of watermelon...
I might have to wait a bit to eat it... but I am a patient person... I love seeing this stuff grow!
We have picked nearly a hundred EACH zucchini and summer squash, over a hundred cucumbers and buckets of green beans and ooodles of other stuff. Gardening has been so fun for me!
Preserving? Yeah, I am still trying to figure that one out...