Summertime

After a wet cold spring , we were all kinda wondering if summer would ever get here.

It did. This week.

And not just the weather! (Which is really hot and humid…)

We had our first guests of the season – 2 of my sisters, one soon-to-be-niece-in-law, one niece and her bff. (best friend forever)DSC_0218

Can you say shopping?! At a thrift store of course!

Pedro wasn’t here – he spent the week house sitting for a friend, leaving Buddy as the lone male in a house full of girls while Jan was at work.

So of course the the electric fence charger got knocked down in the mud, the entire fence was down, all the cows got out, and the water tank sprang a leak.

Oh – and we had a baby calf!

belted galloway calf

We miss you Pedro. Come home. Now.

We planted two more rows of sweet corn, two more rows of green beans, and lots of herbs. Still no weeding though. Maybe next week…

And we enlarged my flower bed!

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Okay – so it may not be the flower garden of my dreams – it is twice as big as last year!

Baby steps are still progress. 🙂

Don’t you think the wire fence adds to the charm and beauty of the scene?! Not. But it is a necessary evil to keep the silly chickens and cats out until the flowers get established.

Speaking of cats – we also had our first litter of kitties for the season. Still haven’t found them though.

And to top it all off – we’re packing for our annual family camping trip.

There’s just something about sleeping bags and Hershey bars and bug spray that says “Hello – it’s summer!”

Oh – and did I mention that it’s hot and humid?

 

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3 Responses

  1. Summer arrived in Texas, too!!! But, we are currently spared the humidity. Goodness, young friend, do you ever stop???? Have a great summer and fences to save the flowers is always a good thing!

  2. Melinda,
    We moved my flower bed because of a new front porch. We are now using 2 old rear tractor tires filled with dirt for my flower bed. I usually have problems with the dogs more than the cats. I finally put stakes in the flower bed. It’s not the best look, but it does keep the dogs and cats from scratching and laying in my flower beds. I am hoping that soon I can take the stakes out.
    Vera

  3. Sounds like the perfect beginning to a great summer!