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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. 

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An old clam caught in the aquaculture netting

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Ed’s parents’ pond

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Chris gets his boats ready for the new clamming season

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Ed drives the tractor any chance he gets

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

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Our wake

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A nesting box

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Peach trees in bloom at my family’s farm

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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?

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