Monday, August 29, 2011

Morning Light in the Garden

I've really been enjoying having actual dirt to plant things in at this house. There wasn't much planted here when we moved in, and a lot of what was here we pulled out. But things are finally starting to fill in. The nasturtiums are going crazy even though they have a horrible aphid problem. I guess they are supposed to attract the aphids away from your other plants, so maybe that is ok. The tomatoes are finally getting ripe. I'm starting to think about what fall vegetables I can plant in the planter box and am trying to get Nate to build more planter boxes for next year.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Puppy Playdate

We had some friends over last week to finally test out the kamado smoker, drink some of Nate's newly completed home brew and have our puppies finally meet each other.

Ollie is a 7 month old miniature Australian shepherd and though still incredibly cute, was possibly the cutest puppy ever to exist when he was two or three months old.

I swear Keita and Ollie really loved each other and were playing very nicely despite how ferocious they look in the pictures.

After dinner (Nate made baby back ribs in the kamado) we used the fire pit for the first time and had some s'mores.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Keita Update

Keita is four months old now and getting big, well not big, just bigger. When we adopted her the rescue group said that she was a labradoodle, but we are now pretty positive that there is neither lab or doodle in her. Probably she is some kind of terrier mix.

She is growing up so fast, so I thought I would post some puppy pictures of her in chronological order.

Here she is with Nate at 6 weeks, when we first went to look at her and her siblings. She was definitely the sweetest and cutest of the bunch.

Here she is with her brothers and sister and a tiny jack russell puppy. I think she is the one on the bottom left.

Here she is with me at 8 weeks the day we brought her home.

At 9 weeks.
Meeting Harris for the first time. You can kind of tell, even though it is blurry, that she definitely smaller than Harris.

At 10 weeks, back when she wasn't able to climb over the baby gates in the kitchen.

11 weeks and never sitting still long enough to get a clear picture.

13 weeks sitting with Nate on the couch.

She got spayed at 14 weeks and had to wear this dorky looking bib/smock for two weeks afterwards so she wouldn't chew at her stitches.

And just today, exhausted from her first trip to the dog park.