July certainly started off with a bang--of heat and humidity. I have been pretty miserable. Grateful for a pool right out back, it certainly takes the edge off...even if it gets harder and harder to shimmy into a maternity swimsuit. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the garden is becoming fruitful. We got a 'tomato tunnel' prepared yesterday (and by 'we' I don't mean me at all) to stake up the plants. Hopefully, it works! We are watching a bounty of apples grow on the tree, as well as zucchini, peppers, and the bluing of blueberries.
But, of course, the garden requires maintenance, which means actually moving around in the heat...and for that, I am glad we have 4 kids to share the load. They don't always do the best job, but between the four of them, they can make a dent in weeds and do some basic watering.
Our little chickies have been successfully entering and sleeping in the coop with the big girls. So, it seems all goes well here at the farm--just got to keep beating the heat.