We went with my family this afternoon to a local oyster roast. We've gone every year since I was a little kid. Even Miss F was eating fried oysters. Probably not the most healthy way she could have eaten oysters, but I'm happy to have another shellfish eater in the house :o)
My brother dropped bales of straw off from his fiancee's farm, so *B* has been working away in the garden today. He made three straw bale gardens in which to grow garlic. He had picked up four bags of lawn trimmings from the side of the road the other day, so he mowed them into the beds as the last lawn mowing of the year. He also took apart our canopy and cleared off our deck. It's so nice to have the outside of the house decluttered, just as it's nice to be decluttered inside. Even Miss F was raking up leaves with her child-sized rake.