(I'm leaving these to post automatically while we're at our dacha.)
The Sullivans also weeded our garden for me. That's one of the most impossible jobs for me to do with my helpers. They tend to pull up everything all together, so to protect the garden, I don't get around to weeding very often. I don't have a before picture, but doesn't it look beautiful after?
While they were here, we had a wonderful visit with our friend Lena and her mother.
(Raia learning about how to make manti, the Kazakstani version of pelmeni/pozi/vareniki.)
That's when Stephen arrived, but I'll write about his visit separately later.
This photo makes me laugh. Photographers at both ends of an onion:
One night the Sullivans made delicious chicken shashlik for all of us. Jaan and Uncle Tom worked hard to cook it. I didn't get any photos of that process, but here they are enjoying the last piece of meat:
And then ice cream: