Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The best....and the worst of nature.

Last night my son noticed this.....
In this picture it looks very small, but in real life it is a hornets nest the size of a basketball.
Being the great mother that I am, I gave my son my gun (yes I have a gun....I'm at home alone A LOT with very few neighbors.) I'm sure you are all clicking over to find the site where you can vote me Mother of the Year....I'll wait here until you get back.
Alrighty then...are you back?
After shooting at it for quite awhile (and 3 speedloaders worth of ammo) he realized that he wasn't going to be able to knock it down with my handgun. He could hit the nest, which would just put a hole through it, but he couldn't hit the tiny little limb it was hanging on.

He got a 12 gauge shotgun and continued to shoot at it for awhile, knocking more holes in it and REALLY upsetting the inhabitants, but never knocked it down. I think the whole idea of the thing was to have an excuse to shoot guns, which we almost never let him do.


In other news....this very wet summer we have been having is annoying but it is doing great things for my garden. The corn is 9 feet tall and we had the first ears off of it yesterday.


I have watermelon of many different sizes from this cute little tiny one... I think that's a very dirty penny down and to the left of the watermelon. I didn't realize it was there until I was editing the size of the picture but it gives you an idea of size.


Up to this oddly shaped one, about the size of a football.



We also have dozens and dozens of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The zucchini are blooming well but not growing yet and the cantaloupes are just the size of a golf ball.
I hope everyone has a great end of the week and here's a wish for a DRY weekend. I know the rain is keeping everything very wet and green, but we need a break. Just a couple of hot weeks and then bring it back...please.




4 comments:

Monkling said...

You have a gun?? No fair! I want one! What? You think that might be a bad idea; that I might blow out tires of cars passing by blaring curse laden rap music?

kim-d said...

I have two, and I'm not afraid to use them, either. Monk, I'll share with you! What I really want for the blaring curse laden rap music spewing cars is a SPLAT GUN. Bright yellow paint bullets...YEAH, BABY.

Tomatoes and cucumbers and corn fresh from the garden? Aw, I could just cry. That sounds SO good!

Mary Ellen said...

Gee, I live in the middle of nowhere, and I don't have a gun. Well, we have a paintball gun, but I think the cartridge is spent, and I don't have any paintball ammo.

Letting your son shoot at a hornet's nest with a gun is definitely mother-of-the-year material, at least in my kids' eyes. They'd wish you were their mother.

Lanny said...

That little watermelon is the cutest I've ever seen!