I'm going to a tea today. I entered a horticulture and design competition yesterday. At the tea we'll find out who won all the coveted awards. With the abundance of amazing talent around here, fat chance I'll win, but I wouldn't miss it. I'll take some pictures for tomorrow.
I picked my first homegrown oranges ever. They are a variety called "Louisiana Sweets" . The first few years of citrus tree's life it is recommended you remove the fruit. This allows the tree to put all of it's energy into growing. Well I couldn't resist leaving a couple.
Hmmmm...looks kinda dry. Yep they were. Not too good. Sorta on the tangy side. I guess the fruit removal advice is good. I have tasted the local navel oranges at my neighbor's stand. They are sooooooo delicious this year. Full of juice, sweet and dripping with flavor. The red grapefruits are very yummy this year as well. I think I'll go eat one!
This weekend Byron and I spent a lot of time with the girls. We took them to the new Cabela's in Gonzales and let them wander around looking at all the taxidermy animals while Byron bought ammunition for hunting this Christmas holidays.
I went hunting with him last week. I didn't carry a gun or shoot anything. I just sorta traipsed behind him looking at stuff and trying to stay out of the line of fire. We were just sorta ambling along and then whamo, Byron pulls the gun up and shoots. Then there's a rabbit kicking away in it's death throes. I didn't even see it. Byron says that's because I don't know what to look for. What he doesn't know is, it's because I was more interested in examining this really beautiful trailing fern that carpets the forest floor.
Byron cooked the rabbit and invited his Mother and Father over to eat. Byron's Dad loves rabbit. Byron hunts with his Father's old shotgun. He claims that gun has probably shot more rabbits than any other gun. I thought people shot rabbits. I don't know. Maybe it's a trained gun