This summer has been quite busy and filled up thus far! Our major projects have been the enclosure of both the front porch and side porches to create more space in this cramped little 1,000 sq.ft. cottage. Nathan did the building and I did the painting…our front porch has now become our main “hang out” area…where the older boys go to read or play board games and video games in a toddler free zone 😉
The enclosed side porch was turned into a work area for storing tools and garden stuff, Nathan mostly uses this and he loves his new room!
We’ve also had lost of visitors, Nathan’s parents visiting June 28th – July 1st and my parents visiting July 4th – July 7th. We immensely enjoyed their visits, as did the children and they will all be sorely missed until we see them again in the Fall. There were two birthdays as well…
And here’s a funny story. About 3 weeks ago I went out in the backyard fixin’ to kill our oldest hen, a barred rock who is 5 years old, in order to make room for the 35 brand new chicks that we purchased back in April. I looked and looked and could not find her anywhere, so I gave up and went back inside, a couple of days a ago she shows up out of nowhere with three tiny puffballs trailing after her. She had never gone broody before, but becoming a mama just saved her life ’cause I no longer have the heart to kill her and, besides, a hen that goes broody is worth it’s weight in gold!
The garden is coming along quite nicely with all kinds of greens and herbs, and corn, and snap beans, tobbaco and potatoes, garlic and peas and, of course, the tomatoes! Here are a few random garden shots..
Expect more “regular” blogging from here on out! 😀