Labor day fun with the grandkids and grandnieces and grandnephews!


Nothing better than family and fun in the jacuzzi on Labor day at The Little Farm. And our dog Smokey trained with the children before – she was so great – calm and really smart – we are thinking that we are going to train her to be a service dog. She has the intelligence and loves working hard. Its hard work for me too but so worth it. So much to learn – ringing a bell to get help, becoming a brace to help someone get up, and of course huge obedience for sit, down, stay and so much more. We are just touching the surface but learning a lot – both of us!

Lunch was pot luck – everyone brought something yummy – roast chicken, taco and tortillas with beans, rice, cheese and lettuce, a delicious watermelon tomato feta green onion salad, cupcakes ( DELICIOUS), fruit salad, my home made pumpkin bread, hard boiled quail eggs and chips and salsa. What a feast! Thanks family! And for cleaning up too!

Watermelon tomato feta saladFeta





  • 1 (4- to 4 1/2-pound) piece watermelon, preferably seedless
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, preferably green or orange heirlooms, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia, Maui, or Walla Walla, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta





  1. Cut off and discard the watermelon rind. Cut the watermelon into 1-inch cubes, removing any seeds as needed. Transfer to serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours.
  2. Add the tomatoes, onion, and mint to the watermelon and toss gently. Add the feta and toss again. Serve immediately.

Jack and Gabe training Smokey to be a service dogGrandkids and cousins in jacuzzi having Labor Day fun


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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