This summer, we have been busy, busy, busy. But thankfully it's the kind of busy that we all enjoy! We love working together out in the heat stacking wood, weeding the flower beds, and hoeing the garden. Okay, maybe that's an exageration that we ALL enjoy it. I'd say Jonathon and I do, but the young 'ens don't so much. It's good for them!
We have added some residents to our homestead as of late. We added 3 chickens that gave us 3 eggs, until today. The girls came running in saying that they found 3 eggs in the chicken coop and 11 under the chicken coop. We have one lady who likes to hide out under it, so I guess now we know what she's been doing under there. They gathered them all up and brought them inside. Hmmm, now we should figure out which one we've been seeing go under the chicken coop, so we know which one is our good layer.
We haven't had a lot of garden work yet other than keeping it hoed and weeded. That is a job when we get plenty of rain. Thankfully we have stayed on top of it, and it looks pretty good. We have been getting lettuce and peas and some herbs have been cut and are drying in the attic. Today I went out to the wildflower area to gather some mulein to make some infused oil for sickness. And while I was doing that, some more residents arrived.
Now onto our new residents......
We have 2 new calves. They are so great! They came from a farm that only pasture feeds which was what we wanted. This is so much healthier for the animal as this is what they were created to do. And take note of the little bird house in this picture. Alegra sure is creative with her picture taking. Anyways, Josiah made it for his dad for father's day and it looks as though somebody else has taken up residence on our little farm.
Tonight, as I sit here blogging, our new boys are not sounding too happy being away from their momma. They aren't used to people at all, so our children are trying to befriend them. They got pretty close tonight to them and I'm sure as the days go by, they will continue to make friends. Not sure how long it will be safe for them to go out there, but for now, it's okay. They sure are pretty and healthy looking.
There was also some ball playing, bike riding, weeding, and ice cream eating tonight. This sure felt like a full day.