Yesterday morning we were greeted by two wonderful things.
and drizzly rain.
After weeks of dry, with the ground starting to feel like cement...
a little rain was just what we needed.
I used the indoors time to do a little attic clean-up.
I have to tell you a little secret.
I save tissue paper.
Yes, I iron it and re-use it.
And so, yesterday I ironed about 50 sheets of used tissue paper and
re-organized my gift wrapping supplies.
Noontime brought the mail carrier to the door with a surprise package.
I entered and won a contest on Farm Made's website
for this picnic hamper
stuffed with Farm Made goodies.
goats milk lotion, soap, bath balls, and washcloths.
What a great surprise!
It's been a very long time since I have won anything,
so I was super excited to receive an email telling me that the picnic basket was being sent to me.
I can hardly wait to pack a picnic in this sweet ole' hamper
and head out to some remote spot on the farm for an old fashioned picnic!
Our poor birds are all on lock-down in their yards...
no free ranging for ducks, hens, or turkeys for a while.
Mr. Fox has been very busy shopping for his dinner amongst my birds of late.
(I know this by the occasional mass of feathers left behind by some unlucky gal.)
And until he learns that this restaurant is closed to his business,
the girls will have to remain in their own safe yards.
We have seen more foxes this year than ever before.
I suppose it's a good year not only for tomatoes and cucumbers,
but also for foxes.