Brad and Kami came today to celebrate Fathers' Day and to do yard work.
They have been coming every week to help out with the endless mowing and weeding that is required to keep our property even halfway decent. Even when we were younger we were never able to totally keep ahead of all the yard work and now that we're old it's impossible without help. Thankfully Brad likes working outdoors.
Last week they picked strawberries that I didn't even realize were out there in all the weeds. Two whole bowls full! I wasn't prepared. Didn't have any powdered pectin to make freezer jam (my favorite). So I sent Zip off to the grocery store to get some before going fishing. He brought home the pectin and then headed off to the Big Spring and I got to work. Out came the sugar jar. Oh no, it's going to be close! I needed eight cups of sugar and only have seven! Thank goodness for cell phones.
So on the way home from fishing he stopped and got sugar. Did I mention that he likes to fish till just after dark??? So at 10 p.m. I'm making strawberry jam. By 11:30 it is finished and the picture is taken. Kind of a dim photo, but that's what you get that lose to midnight.
Today they dug out hostas and moved them to some new locations, planted lilies, mulched with cocoa shells and mowed. And picked more strawberries.
Then we had the Fathers' Day lunch of lobster, asparagus, baked potato and salad. I only took one picture of Zip eating lunch and it came out terrible. He looked like he had eaten a stink bug! Ha-ha!!! Brad and Kami brought an ice cream cake for dessert from Windy Knoll grocery in Chambersburg. They make their own home-made ice cream which they use in the cakes. It was yummy.
So here is father and son this year, enjoying a relaxing moment on the front porch.
Thanks for stopping in. Hope all of you took time today to remember your fathers and to celebrate the men in your life.
He loved fishing.