This is a busy week....
weeding, gardening, mowing, trimming....
getting the farm as spiffy as possible for Hubbs' annual work picnic this Saturday.
By mid-afternoon it was time to take a break and relax a little.
I sat in the shade with the sheep for a bit.
enjoying the blue sky with its cotton-candy clouds,
and watching this butterfly float from one spot to another in the grass
and listening to the cicadas.
I found this empty shell on the fence next to the sheep.
It had been a while since I had visited with the donkeys,
so I spent a little time with them as well.
Pulling a chair into their lot,
I sat down to peruse my favorite catalog that had just arrived.
any other time I have donkeys in my lap.
This time, however, because there is a catalog in my lap,
they stayed away.
(Notice that Chloe would rather stick her head in the weeds than wear a fly mask!)
They just didn't trust that old catalog.
Donkeys are like that.
Wary of everything.
So, I checked out the recipes in my catalog and then headed back to the garden.
There was still much to do...
watering, weeding, harvesting...
tons of tiny tomatoes.
It's soon time to make sauce!