Then, so can we!
The most powerful force in the universe is simply...
If two animals as different as these two
can co-exist with tolerance and acceptance...
then shouldn't we humans be able to do the same?
See? I told you that animals have much to teach us!
We had a quiet weekend on the farm...
and I got my wish.
It poured on Saturday and quenched the thirst
of our parched, hard-as-concrete ground.
Then on Sunday, we received a few more brief drizzles.
And it looks like there is more in store for us this coming week.
The pouring rain could not have been much fun for these two vigilant nest-sitters.
And has made it impossible for me to pick that patty pan squash growing right next to her.
They have been sitting for a couple of weeks now.
I don't know exactly when they began their vigil...
but hatching should occur 28 days after they began.
We'll keep you posted!
By the way, this gal is sitting on at least 35 eggs!
Wowzers... that's potentially a lot of guinea hatchlings!
The cool that has accompanied this rainy weather has been a welcomed relief
for these two gals.
I used the rainy days to do some baking.
We are heading to the beach with our family at the end of this week,
so I have been preparing food and freezing it to take along.
I had an idea to make stuffed soft pretzel logs for a lunch.
I baked thirty of them...
with four types of stuffing:
ham and cheddar and mustard
turkey and swiss and mustard
pepperoni and mozzarella and sauce
Ham and mozzarella and pesto
I have to confess... I ate one.
I had to taste them... just to make sure they were worthy of sharing with my family.
Now I am considering eating them all myself!
Actually, the rest are in the freezer awaiting vacation.
A fellow who helps us take down diseased trees saved me some hollow logs
from another job he had done.
We picked them up Saturday morning... all 17 of them... and they were very heavy oak.
It looks like next year's landscaping will have to include these.
Won't they look beautiful planted with those lush profusion zinnias?
Now I'll just have to figure out where to place them.
And yes, if you are looking closely at that photo, you will notice that the bunny
gate that I had constructed a couple of years ago is
firmly encased in a patch of weeds.
It didn't work out this year for tilling the pumpkin patch.
However, there's always next year!
I have plenty in the garden on which to focus this year, instead.
There's a bumper crop of eggplant this year.
Have you grown eggplant?
Every year when I plant it... it looks as though it is going to perish for the first month
And then, one day, it just takes off and grows like crazy.
Last night I made chicken pomodoro with vodka cream sauce...
with fresh onions, tomatoes and basil from the garden.
I roasted fresh picked carrots and kohlrabi as well.
Oh, how we love eating from the garden each day.
It looks as if it's time to bring a few fresh bouquets into the house.
The zinnias have exploded!
Don't fresh flowers just fill your heart with joy?
May your heart be filled with love, as well!!
We have lots of it to share.