Life has been busy here this summer. We’ve barely kept our house clean or our children for that matter. Our primary focus was our garden and our animals. Here’s what we did this summer.
Picked zucchini and then cooked it 101 different ways
Fretted over our failed tomato crops
Listened to my son scream with excitement every time I pulled up a potato plant to expose all those hidden potatoes
Marveled at how fast a cute piglet can turn into a huge hog
Discovered ‘lemon cucumbers’ to be the only worthwhile cucumber to grow
Harvested 15 meat birds and several roosters in our backyard and still have the feathers around to prove it.
Watched our sweet baby girl turn into a toddler
Picked some more zucchini
Truly understood why it’s an insult to say “you eat like a pig”
Finally got our first egg and I no longer have to protect the hens from Robert’s hungry stares
Pleased that our daughter’s first animal sound was a turkey “gobble, gobble, gobble”
Burned through one pair of ‘Lightning McQueen’ rubber boots
Witnessed a fox kill our turkey then watched Robert kill the fox
Saw it rain…once
Helped save a beautiful and endangered breed of American turkeys, the blue slates