Thursday, 1 July 2021

Gramma Camp – Week 32.3

 Last night, Nutmeg decided she had to redecorate her box. She hasn't done that in ages! She chews on the cardboard. Josephine often has a night time visitor, Cinnamon. She told me she'll need to turn over, with Cinnamon snuggled beside her, and she hates to because then he moves!

Grampa went for an early morning walk in town, at 7:00. The bugs are simply awful in the forest.

The girls roused themselves, after Gramma opened their curtains around 8! They eased themselves into the day. Josee was eating breakfast, when there was a knock on the garage door. Grampa was having a nap. It was the man to check and inspect our furnace and A/C. 

Once that was done, I set off to cut the meadow lawn and the front lawn. Long pants and a t-shirt, with my trusty ball cap and deerfly stickies.

Once that was done, I was a bit warm. I stuck my head in the basement door, and yelled, "Last one in!" It worked! I took off my pants, and jumped into the pool in my t-shirt. Soon, I had buddies.

They are good buddies. I got out, in order for them to play their new game, Whack-a-mole! Well, Whack-an-Isabelle!

swimming from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We've two medium and one small monarch caterpillar. I'm sure there are more.

The milkweed hosts lots of critters! These little eggs shine copper in the sun.

A little lady beetle on the fountain!

Grampa took the girls down to the store for popsicles. They ended up with ice cream. A nice treat on a hot day. They tried to eat it on the swing bench, but it was too buggy. They came up onto the back deck with us. 

They like their routines. Grampa had taken them to the video store and they watched their regular 3 p.m. video. After that, they did more drawing until I called them up for dinner.

Grampa had gone into town for hamburgers, again. This time they were open.  It was a great day had by all!


Tom said...

...bug can be enough to keep you indoors!

RedPat said...

Looks like you will have butterflies!

Anvilcloud said...

Your hat!!
Love the Monarch caterpillars.

William Kendall said...

The cats must be quite used to the girls.

Karen said...

I have so many butterflies and caterpillars!! Our milkweeds are alive. I should have lots of seed to share this year.

Angie said...

Jenn - we are finally getting a break from the heat - clouds moved in this afternoon and it has been raining off and on since 9 pm. yay! On Wednesday, I was in the hardware store and saw a young Mom with child buying a large plastic paddling pool! Great idea in this weather! Skeeters are prolific here as soon as you go in the trees. Enjoy your weekend!