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Lazy Days of Summer

12 Jul

I have been quite busy this summer, but everyone else around here seems to be taking it easy this summer.

Betty Lou











Must be nice!


We’ve Been Rainy

25 Jun

The last several days have been rainy.  Luckily I’m not flooding and the weather hasn’t been severe, but it’s been hard to get out and do things.

Running back to the barn because of another pop-up shower. (Notice Casey trying to snag a walnut leaf on his way by and Moose piggy backing off him. That’s what brothers-from-another-mother are for!)

That means I’ve been doing in-the-house things, like knitting.  I’m doing one more practice rug with the giant needles before I start the round Maybeline rug.

I’ve been doing more coasters too.

If Antigone were in this picture, it would be the trifecta of brattiness.

Cupid and Hera

The little kids up north have been having fun on the tree between showers.

The spiderworts are blooming.  I actually have one bunch left in front of the dog house.

This poor admiral butterfly was having a hard time flying with the bent wing.

Snickers lounging on the deck.

I’ve also been repotting some of my house plants as I keep preparing for the new windows to be put in later this summer.

Hopefully, today is the start of a less rainy period.  I’ve got outside stuff to do!

After One Week

17 Jun

Last Monday was my last day teaching, and I think we’re settling into summer mode here on the farm.  Sky is implementing his plan of lounging in the house.  He goes between the pillows and the air conditioner vent.


Snickers is embracing his role a supervisor.  He is into supervises everything I do.


He did approve my job of planting strawberries.

Although, you can see I still have lots of work to do in the yard.  The rainy spring made has made it hard to make much progress outside.  I did, however, get the garden completely planted.

The hen is still free ranging.  I also have Mama Phoenix set up so I can put her outside for some fresh air.  I also gave her time to take a dirt bath the other day.  She’s doing amazingly well.

Mama Phoenix, free range hen, and Nugget

Not only do I have a hen free ranging, but one gosling decided that it was a good idea.  Sadly, the other gosling died in a freak accident.

The kids are growing.


Zinnia and Joy

Even though  he’s still tiny compared to Frisco, Penny’s littlest boy, Pipsqueak is getting bigger.

Frisco and Pipsqueak

Lucky enjoys bouncing on his maa, Bambi.

Lucky and Bambi

The March kids are really getting big!


I guess this is one way to get my gutters cleaned out.

All of my hiking in the back Forty looking for kids has given me plenty of opportunities to bird watch and see dragonflies.  Sadly, I seldom have my camera at those times.

red headed woodpecker and Baltimore oriole


I am so glad to be on summer break!