Summer is moving right along, and the last few weeks have been nice.
Quentin and I celebrated our 15th anniversary on July 7th. Quentin had to work but surprised me with flowers and a dutch oven. I haven’t used it yet but want to try this first.
We started school on July 8th. We are casually working throughout the day but still getting a lot accomplished.
We ordered 50 fryer chicks and they arrived at the post office on July 10th. Some of them did not make the trip, and we have lost more also. The others seem to be doing fine now. I think there is one broody silky hen. I am hoping the others will follow suit and hatch some eggs from our laying hens.
Friday night was spent camping. We camped at Claytor again and had a wonderful time. Our summer has been cool so it was perfect sleeping weather.
The garden is doing good. We have had so much rain and need sunshine now to start ripening our fruit. We have made dill pickles, pickled peppers, frozen bell peppers, and canned green beans. The deer have eaten more than their fair share of things. Cucumbers and apples seem to be their choice fruits this year. I am trying to keep everything sprayed and am using fishing line to deter them. Now if Bernard would only stay awake at night and chase them away.
And lastly, Quentin got a new job closer to home. We can’t wait for him to start so we can spend more time together.
Summer is supposed to make an appearance tomorrow with temps reaching 86º. I was wondering if it was ever going to arrive.
I hope you all are enjoying your summer.