This might be the rainiest summer I have ever experienced.
I am not complaining...it's great to not have to water the garden.
But the weeds......yikes!......I wouldn't turn away a little weeding help!
Scattered showers made yesterday a rather lazy day for the animals.
After being out grazing for morning (before the rains came)...
the horses and donkeys spent a good deal of the day under roof and out of the rain.
A late afternoon break in the rain gave me a chance to do a little garden weeding.
This summer's frequent rains have caused the weeds to proliferate at an alarming rate.
After picking veggies for dinner,
|Swiss chard, carrots, green beans, Chinese red noodle beans, summer squash|
I sat down for a visit with the donkeys.
Daphne was the first to emerge from their run-in.
Ahhhh, a stretch feels good after an afternoon nap!
For some reason, Daphne (and not Chloe) is a little on the plump side.
But, seriously, she is not as fat as this picture makes her seem!
There are certain camera angles that just are not kind to us girls!
As I sat in my chair relaxing with Chloe...
Daphne was trying to eat the chair out from under me.
The Littles were quite curious about the donkeys' shenanigans.
After doling out ear and butt scratches,
I headed home to turn those veggies into dinner...
colorful and delicious!
One of our local chickens sat roasting in the oven.
I finished off the dinner preparations with a Blueberry Buckle
and another 8 pints of jam...
this time lemon/blueberry.
(if you make the blueberry lime jam, just substitute lemons instead of limes....yummy!)