Snapshots of a Saturday

Ed and I had a busy, eventful day.  We started by spreading manure in our flower gardens this morning.  We then headed over to his parents’ house to help his brother put the two clamming boats in the water.  I’m writing a paper on aquaculture for my class on Long Island Sound, so I brought my camera along.  After getting both boats in the water and taking a tour of a few clam lots, we headed over to my family’s farm to drop off some sawdust for Annabelle’s bedding.  Then we visited my dad and brothers at two of the houses they’re building, got a tour of the houses and property, and visited with the owners.  Finally, we headed back to my parents’ house to celebrate my brother Nathaniel’s 20th birthday and see my mom, who just got home from a math teacher’s conference in Washington D.C.  When I got back home and examined my pictures from the day, I realized what a huge variety of things we’d done today. 


An old clam caught in the aquaculture netting


Ed’s parents’ pond


Chris gets his boats ready for the new clamming season


Ed drives the tractor any chance he gets


Chris drives the “Melissa Louise,” which is named after his wife


Our wake


A nesting box


Peach trees in bloom at my family’s farm


The hole in the knee of my jeans.  By the end of the day, I had a hole in the other knee, too.  I plan to cut these jeans off and turn them into shorts (or maybe a skirt?) this summer.

How did you spend your Saturday?


Filed under Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture, Sustainable Living

5 responses to “Snapshots of a Saturday

  1. That really does sound like a busy, but enjoyable, day. How’s Annabelle doing? I bet she’s getting big by now!

  2. Thanks for sharing your day! I was traveling back from D.C. on Saturday and was delighted to find the peach blossoms open here, so the warm weather has finally hit our area, too! I also had some fun when I got a glimpse of the first dog, Bo Obama. To see/hear more, please visit:

    I guess you were really working hard on Saturday and your jeans prove it!!!

  3. Chris

    Inspiring. Thank you.

  4. I love how the warm weather and bright sun energize us all this time of year. We too had a busy, busy Sat. and Sun. and for the most part, I thrived on it, enjoyed it. But, as always, come Monday, I am truly feeling how hard my body worked, 🙂 Looks like you did too, judging by your jeans. Oh, and should you fashion a skirt from the jeans, I hope you’ll post about it here.

  5. I battled the *&^%$ blackberries all weekend- getting easier though every year. Had over 200 pounds of blackberry vines when I went to the dump. And yes I will be making skirts out of my holy jeans- Or rather shorts. Unless I make a blue jean kilt!

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