It seems like each day of perfect late summer weather we have
is followed by another perfect day...
prettier than the preceding one.
Yesterday was one such day.
I swear we have grown the tallest sunflowers I have ever seen...
twice as tall as me... if not more!
I know I showed you this stem before, but it has grown by half again.
I think it should be referred to as a "trunk" instead of a stem!
Hubbs was home from work yesterday...
an extra vacation day he needed to use.
So we took a couple of hours off the farm and headed to the river
With a snack of locally baked artisan crackers, cheese, and olives,
we floated down the river...
in the company of fish, birds, turtles,
all sorts of river wildlife!
We are so very lucky to live within minutes of this kind of beauty!
We tend to get so caught up with work around the farm,
that sometimes we forget to get away and see different sights.
A perfect day like this made us realize that life is short,
and if we don't take these opportunities now...
they might just pass us by!
For those of you who are raising chickens for the first time...
don't be alarmed if you find one of your chickens looking like this...
Do not be alarmed!
The first time I saw this,
I thought my poor chicken must be dying.
Chickens very often nap during the day stretched out on their side.
I'll tell you though, the first time you witness this,
your heart will skip a beat.
Your sunflowers are HUGE! Love it!
The first time we saw our chickens taking a dust bath we though they were having seizures! It does freak you out! The first time my neighbor saw it she almost panicked! We told her the chickens were OK but I don't think she believed us at first!
I've noticed that things seem a lot bigger this year, as well. My green pepper plants come up to my shoulders...and they're loaded. My FIL has commented on my "tomato trees"...I stake them and they're way-y-y over my head. The broccoli has been going nonstop...and it's incredibly sweet. I posted about my "magic beans." We had a second HUGE crop from the same plants...and now I'm wondering if they'll produce a third!
I'm just getting into veggie gardening...and really enjoying it. I'm going to miss the my backyard "grocery store" come the Winter!
Thank you for the photo of the napping chicken. If I saw something like that I would probably freak, too! I learned something today!
it was a perfect day...Scarey chicken for sure..
Love that you got some time away with Hubby...you are so lucky to have an area like that so close to home..who knew? Lovely.
THe river looks beautiful!
LOL at the chicken!
Carmen and the Primcats
What a beautiful kayak trip, very nice. Been too long since I've done something like that!