I sat down to write this post (at 9:00 PM last evening)
and the sun had already set.
Can it be? The days are already getting shorter!
Where has summer gone?
We have been so very lucky this year and have enjoyed so many days that look just like this:
Yesterday was one of those days and I took advantage of every moment of the beautiful sunshine.
(I have to tell you... my arms are dark as can be.
The rest of me? Not so much.
I am sporting a very fashionable farmer's tan.
But this is neither here nor there.)
The day started at 5:30... with morning chores top on the list.
Two hours of weeding were followed by a major pruning of the grape arbor
which is also where the kiwi berries are growing.
All three goat pens were mowed.
This weekend is our family SummerFest,
so I will be concentrating on getting the farm in tip top shape this week.
In preparation, I made two batches of pizza crusts.
I use this recipe and pull of small pieces of dough, roll them out nice and thin and then cook them on the griddle...making individual flatbreads that can be topped and placed in the pizza oven.
Dr. Becky called to say she would be over in the afternoon to vaccinate the horses, donkeys,
pigs and sheep...
and also to tell me that she had a lot of plums that needed to be picked from her tree.
I was happy to oblige!
The afternoon was filled with a trip to the feed store to stock up on feed for all,
trimming pigs' feet,
and afternoon chores,
followed by Dr. Becky's visit.
I am happy to say that everyone was pretty well behaved getting their vaccinations...
with the exception of Miss Chloe who for some reason has not been in a very cooperative
mood for a few weeks now.
You might remember that she is the one who fights getting her fly mask on each morning.
The sheep were easily vaccinated...
Ritz crackers kept them occupied during the task.
Although Faith (black sheep) gave us a run for the money trying to catch her.
Early yesterday morning I walked these gals back down to the bee pasture.
It was in need of mowing...and these three are quite efficient mowers.
This pasture is quite comfortable for wooly sheep on hot summer days,
as it is shaded from noontime through evening.
I have sad news that I haven't broken to Tom and Chuck.
The neighbor with the two girls has decided to keep the girls...
so no girlfriends for Tom and Chuck.