The severe heat has passed and we are experiencing more “normal” temperatures. We’ve rolled into a summer routine that consists of milking, feeding of the ‘mules (animals), feeding of the children before they scatter to their prospective places (work, school, baseball, an assortment of all) then any chores that demand immediate attention: IE weeding the garden before it’s completely taken over by pigweed, band the boy calf, laundry, gathering eggs, the next meal…..putting out fires, you know~ things.
Then in the evening, doing the same, but backwards~ putting out fires, feeding the kids, feeding the ‘mules, putting Phil to bed, the all-important glass of wine, putting me to bed~ at last.
We got our first zucchini! Yay! Of course there will be a barrage of this squash going forward. And that’s OK. In the deepest part of winter, I will pull out a shredded bag of zucchini from the freezer and remember the summer bounty.
I think I mentioned that I am growing more flowers in this year’s garden.
The snapdragons are coming along nicely. The stem lengths are beginning to extend past 18 inches. I guess 18 inches plus is the “prefered” stem length for bouquets, etc.
We also are picking loads of raspberries. The first fruits of the year are the best~ the berries just seem to explode sweetness in your mouth with every bite.
These are destined for jelly.
I think tomorrow we are venturing out to pick huckleberries. We have a super- secret- never-fail-tell-no-one spot for picking berries. (If I told you where the berry patch was located, I would have to kill EVERYONE! So no telling!)
Then the rest of the weekend, starting Thursday, will be filled with baseball. Daniel’s legion team will be hosting this year’s district tournament. So we will be at the fields either watching baseball or helping with baseball. So the daily chores will be completed with speed and accuracy! Well, maybe just speed.
Paradise~ just north of nowhere.
What’s for supper: Sausage burgers! We are heading out to the Park to have sausage burgers on the grill! Yay!
Today’s count: 38 eggs, 1.5 gallons of milk. Hmmmm~ not sure what’s going on with Maisy. Her milk supply is low. I wonder if she’s getting ready to go into heat for the first time since Phil was born. I’ve notice that her heat cycles drop her milk production a bit.
Weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. South southeast wind around 6 mph. Tonight mostly clear, with a low around 49. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.