Saturday, June 11, 2011

Yard of the Month

Jack is out win Yard of the Month next year (I'm not completely sure our HOA does a yard of the month award or not....). He has been working hard on weed pulling, clay softening and grass greening in addition to the regular mowing and watering. I guess it's never to early to campaign for Yard of the Month!

Last weekend, we sprinkled gypsm down in hopes it will start to soften our hard red clay. In addition, we sprinkled top soil. Next on our yard campaign, sprinkling some bermuda seed.

We still have a long ways to go. We are in the constant battle on how to kill the weeds in the backyard with Duncan Dog staying outside during the day. Surely the Yard of the Month award is just for the front yard; our backyard still needs a little help. Hopefully the 100 degree weather won't set us back any on reaching this award... next year.

Go Team Geurkink!

Duncan's New Best Friend

My mom bought Duncan a new toy and we hvae named him Doug. He is a quail bird that honks/squeaks. Duncan loves him.

Duncan and Doug.
Duncan doesn't leave a room without Doug. Duncan doesn't sleep without Doug (he supringsly doesn't squeak him at night). Doug doesn't go outsife with Duncan, but Duncan spends all day thinking about him. Once we get home and let him inside, Duncan goes and finds Doug to start an evening play session. It's been so hot this week that their play time doesn't last long. They both end up on the cool tile to cool off.

Snuggle buddies.
Unfortnately, with all toys, they eventually have to get checked into the infirmary with stuffing hemorrhage.


After an overnight stay and several stitches, Doug is all better.
All better.
We think he knows the bird name is Doug. We can say "Go get Doug" and he will start looking around the house for him... at least we think that is what he is doing. He just loves this bird.

We hope Doug stays around for a while. He just makes Duncan so happy. And they can play with each other. We fear Doug will lose a leg before to long.

Thanks Mom. It's seriously his favorite toy.


Mail Man

Is this the new car of the United States Postal Service?
The Jeep Mailman through me off. Congrats on your new wheels, Mailman.


Our tomatoes are growing, slowly. We still aren't sure how they will turn out. It's been fun watching them grow.

May 24 - Hello little mater.

6/11 - Hello somewhat big mater.
We hope to have at least one good mater this year from the plant. Until then, we will eat our store bought campari maters.