Either way, we were able to have a moment to play before things went south...We had a great pre-4th party on the 3rd...tons of food and a lovely day with friends and family.
|the patio has not been sealed yet so you |
can't see how spectacular the color really
is...all blues and greens...soon!
We got a new kitty...!! His name is Ziggy...Ziggy Stardust, for obvious reasons...he's a goofy looking little varmint...but loving his guts! He's easy going and simply hangs on your lap for hours..plays with your face for a bit and snuggles like the dickens...A-dor-able!!
Then there's the garden...since I'm working on changing things over to make for a more efficient home farm...planning on putting up a small barn down on the road to sell our goodies...I've been re-working the layout and importance of exactly what it is I am planting. And right now that is mainly Tomatoes..and loads of them. All amazing heirlooms and getting ready for canning, sauces and pickin right out the garden to eat!
And let's not forget the orchard...first and foremost, the grapes!! I have a major crop going of Champagne grapes that I can't wait to eat and dehydrate into pounds of currents..one of our favorites around here. The apple trees, the peach trees...apricot, plum, pear, cherry, fig, orange, lemon...however, not retaining a major crop as expected with the new hell that has become farm life...squirrels!!@!!! So far this little fuck has completely cleared my plum and apricot..literally not one piece of fruit spared...and now he's half way through my two peach trees...you'll notice the netting surrounding one...it didn't deter him in the least...it's beyond heartbreaking...there are no words...moving on.
|white snow queen..what's left of them!!@@|
|looking back in from orchard..sweet brick |
deck with fountain, potted plants and
drinking water spigot!
|front gate from patio down into garden|
|nice view of back gate with trellised |
|overview from backside, showing rose garden |
on right and lawn above in back
|heirloom, Rhode Island green..|
|from top...Ruby, Penelope, and the old gal, Vida|
|Miss Monroe..need I say more!|
Much love to my besties...taking time to just "be" around here...been a very stressful year to say the least..as I'm learning, however, it seems it's been that way for all of us in one form or another...and I'm sorry to hear about your sadness' and set backs too...hope all is moving forward for everyone...mucho love to you all..enjoy the rest of your summer....be happy! xox juner