Yesterday was mani/pedi day on the farm.
The farrier got everyone's hooves in shape with a French manicure (kidding).
I clipped bridal paths and brushed manes and tails.
I had considered giving everyone baths,
but knowing that that would just make everyone roll in the mud,
I decided that they might stay nicer if I just brush them instead.
The garden is looking the best it ever has.
(Too bad the cedar boxes are all falling apart!)
However, the plant growth is so magnificent, no one will notice the shabbiness of the boxes.
We have more veggies than we can possibly eat right now.
Come see us and we'll feed you vegetables! (even for breakfast!)
(Believe it or not, we had broccoli with our eggs yesterday morning!)
Remember the herb box I planted?
Look how full it has gotten!
The grape arbor is full and lush.
We built this years ago hoping to use it someday for a wedding.
Saturday it will become the bar.
(I can't wait to show you how I have designed that space.)
Because it is a little dark, I hung these lights to brighten things up in the evening.
How nice to be served a glass of wine from a bar beneath an arbor full of tiny baby grapes...
and tiny kiwi berries.
Have you ever eaten kiwi berries?
They are miniature kiwi's with a green skin.
You pop the entire berry into your mouth (skin and all) and it tastes just like a kiwi!
I planted a male and a female plant 5 years ago.
Finally after all these years, this year the female is bearing fruit.
We are still getting daily thunderstorms.
Watering duties have been curtailed for now.
By Saturday the thunderstorm threat diminishes quite a bit.
Looks like we're in for a great day!