September 29, 2015
It seems I took a few more photos in July than I had thought…must have been those two birthdays we celebrated back to back early in the month. But more on that tomorrow…our July days were spent first in the garden, then at the beach, and repeat. Our gardens were well tended this summer, despite the nasty mosquitoes that were worse than usual this year…
Forrest tending his garden…we spent a lot of time hand watering everything this year
we had lots of different kinds of poppies this year, especially in Huckley’s garden
discovering hidden watermelons!
In other happenings on the homestead, we said farewell to the kid’s favourite sheep, Luna. While she was a Shetland, her fibre wasn’t of the quality I was hoping to keep, so we gave her to my sister’s family just up the road. However, we brought in Stella Blue, a Gotland ewe lamb and Romeo, a Romney ram, to prepare for a few more lambs on the farm next spring! Romeo lives up to his name and is a hit with all of us, and most importantly, with the ewes…
Stella Blue, our new Gotland ewe lamb
Romeo is just like a life-size teddy bear! A gentle boy who loves the ladies already…
And here are two of the ewes who will be ready to breed this season…twin sisters Posey and Flora…
Willy and Heidi are growing…they love to stand on their hind legs and eat leaves off the fruit trees
After the morning round of farm chores (we have layers and meat birds in separate spaces, goats, sheep, and six pigs), we usually headed to the beach…
These July days were mostly filled with these kind of days ~ the ordinary moments of gardening and farming and swimming that elevate our everyday into beloved memories. But there were also many celebratory moments in July…(to be continued)…
There is Beauty in all of your pictures!
Your children’s lives are so full of adventures, fun, beauty and curiosity!
I think this makes the happiest childhood!
Glad you’re back!