Monday, August 29, 2011

redneck fun


Remember when I shared these jungle-garden pictures a while back?


The weeds had actually grown, multiplied and amassed even more since then – the whole blasted garden was thick and waist high with weeds.  Well, I am thrilled to report that our dear friends had a momentary lapse of judgment and decided to help us weed it this weekend!  All 9 of us (even Suzie helped =) worked for the a good part of an hour through the heat and look at it now…


You can see the dirt!  I don’t have many actual vegetable plants to speak of (terrible weather after planting = lost enthusiasm), but the weeds are gone and the veggies I do have can now take full advantage of the sun and soil!  Yay!  Thanks friends!  By the way, do you see the biggest tallest plant in the center?  It is a tomato plant!  It is tall as me!  It is bigger than the pole beans!  I am hoping it is the roma variety for pico de gallo, baby!

After working in the sun we were all hot and ended up having some good ‘ole redneck fun.  First hubby got out the hose and handed it over to the kiddos.  The girls didn’t have swimsuits or even a change of clothes and their dresses couldn’t go in the dryer, but no worries, we’re redneck, we plow ahead anyway…

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I would like to point out the contrasting personalities of my two children:

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He screams because he doesn’t want to be sprayed.  She screams because she does!


Who would have thought showering in the yard could be so much fun?  I still can’t believe Susie loved being sprayed. 

Now, this is where the redneck comes in.  Hubby decided making a swimming pool out of the inflatable raft would be fun.  Of course the kids agreed…

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Bathing in the yard fully clothed in an inflatable raft?!  Pretty sure it doesn’t get much more redneck than that.


Oops, it just did.  How did that one slip in there???  ;)


  1. Tasha!! You need to edit that shot with a butterfly...Looks like loads of fun was had though.

  2. I'm so proud of her for being so daring and wild in the water! So cute. Your son...cracks me is he is the wimpy one?