Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm back! (AGAIN)

Hi all!

Not quite sure why but the garden didn't work out like we had hoped. We lost at least sixteen tomato plants due to blossom end rot. The plants grew great, but the "fruit" had the rot. My mom read that it's caused by inconsistent watering. We only got a handful of good ones. I grew two corn plants (expecting 6 or 7 ears) I only got ONE EAR!! I learned my lesson for next year. We had a pumpkin growing, but something killed the plant and the pumpkin stopped growing at 3 inches wide and about 4 inches tall. It's turning orange. The only ones that did good were the green beans, (my favorite!) and the peppers. (The peppers are still flowering and it's 5 days until October. Most of the peppers are about the size of a dime!) My cantaloupe is about as big as a baseball. Disappointing, but at least we know to be more careful next year!

We started school last week, the day after Owen's birthday party. The party was fun, here are some pictures!

Owen's Monkey cake.

Owen and Meema

Owen hugging Peepa after receiving a present. (I can't remember what it was)

Aunt Donna and Peepa, freezing their tails off!

Owen opening a card.

Owen opening a new set of lego's

Meema getting her's!


We recently went up north to visit my Grandmother in Plattsburgh! We had a great time while there, and I officially learned to swim at my Uncle's pool! That was the first day. The second day Mom went to Walmart to get some window fans to use up there. while she was gone, my Uncle Jerry brought my two cousins (Teddy and Chloe) down to Nana's house and he took me with him to school. The school was closed, we just went there because he is a teacher and he needed me to draw a floor plan of the room, and help him straighten up the room for when school started. After that he and I went back to Nana's. He picked up the kids brought them home. We followed him to his house and then went swimming! After we went swimming asked me to mow the lawn! (big thrill!) With his rider mower, I cut the grass and then took a dip in the pool again! We went back to Nana's and then left again to go to "The Hungry Bear" I had fried clams, mashed potatoes and a biscuit. It was goooooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pictures from the trip:

Scenery along the way

High Peaks North rest stop, a traditional stopping place.

The weather vane on top of the rest stop

When I see that sign, I suddenly can't sit still anymore!

The famous "Water Tower"!

The "Little While Pond!"

The "Little While Pond!"

Becca, this ones for you! (Tim Hawkins)



PAFB (Plattsburgh Air Force Base)

Geese at the "Duck pond."

That's all for now friends! You will find new posts more frequently, as I will become more diligent in updating my blog!


A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

~Benjamin Franklin

Nathan DeFayette


  1. Hi Nate
    Oh sure don't put any pictures of me in there you have half of everyone else except me....JJ ;).
    I really like the pictures!!!!
    Remember when we kept looking out the window at Aunt Donna and Peepa over the grill...hee hee.
    On your way to Nana's are those all your land marks?
    DRESSBARN......Haaa Haaaaa I can never think of that store without thinking of Tim Hawkins first!!!!!!!
    You did a good job.

    Love Rebecca