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Well, for the third time this year, the creek down the road from us is overflowing it's banks. The birds that like to nest in the willows and reeds in wet ditches and creek banks will likely have lost their nests again. Luckily, most of the ducks and geese that nest around here have hatched their eggs already and all this extra water will not mean much to them. We had over at least 5 inches of rain in the last day and a half. So, we are experiencing overland flooding as all this water makes its way to the creeks and rivers.

But everything else looks lush and green and we should have a bumper crop of chokecherries this year. Makes great tarts and jam, so I will be eagerly anticipating picking them. Maybe get my grandkids to help a bit. I doubt that the wild plums will yield much, as it was so cold when they bloomed, but I do hope the saskatoons will yield enough for a few pies.
I have completed two quilts, one top and the fourth top is on the design board. I love it. Also did a chenille bath mat, but I do need to add some anti slip stuff on the bottom of it. So the days have been busy. And I got most of this done because the mosquitos are so voracious this year, that I don't want to be outside any more than necessary. Bathing in repellent is not my idea of enjoying the outdoors. Happy summer, everyone.

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Comment by Gayle/La. on June 28, 2009 at 1:08am
I don't recognize all that you mentioned to be in production( have heard of chokecherries) but I sure would like to be there when they are ready to eat. Sounds like great eating.
Sorry about the flooding but glad you could get some sewing and quilting time in. Keep up the good work.

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