I have lilacs all over the place filling almost every room with their sweet scent.
How I wish I could give each one of you an armful to enjoy!
The days are full here and the nights are long. Actually, there is light until almost ten at night already. The nights feeeel long as Miss Cupcake is learning to live without her most cherished possession: The Pacifier. It's a sad time. See prior post for proof.
Sweetheart has been working hard trying to get the ground ready for planting. He has plowed a huge area. I am trying to see this as a great thing and not just a ton of work! I know it will be wonderful to see all those rows full of delicious veggies. I'd just rather not see all the weeds I know will be joining them. We will hopefully be able to join up with the Farmers Market in the nearby resort town. And I should have plenty of produce for canning this year. And lacking the cow will mean more time to do it in.
I went for a long bike ride the other day. I went along the local trail for miles and miles. They took out the train tracks and made bike paths that stretch for over 80 miles.
It was a beautiful and perfect day for a ride. I rode about two miles without pedaling to get to the trail as it is all downhill. That part was fine, but what goes down, must come up. Um, ouch. It was really pretty though, even if both walking and sitting are a bit challenging.
When I got home I found my crew all hanging out in the hammocks under the apple trees. The trees are full of blossoms and the bees were busy. I
Yesterday was time to say good-bye to Colonel Chicken the Rooster. He's just gotten mean. So we ate him. The end.
Today, Sweetheart was finally able to solve The Mystery of the Soft-Shelled Egg Layer. (Can you tell we've been reading a lot of Boxcar Children stories?) Sadly, it is Amelia Earhart. She's too old to eat. And now we are down to fourteen chickens. All that are left from the original crew are Pecksie and Flapsie.
I am having my ladies group over tomorrow night. We're going to do some demonstrations on bread making and all the fun stuff you can do with a basic recipe. It should be fun. I'll also be showing them how to mill the wheat and the different kinds of wheat we have. Our town is a Wonder Bread kinda place, so we'll see how it goes over.
Well, Cupcake is done eating her lunch and looking ready for her nap, so I will wrap this up. Hopefully, I can get some of the other pictures of her actually smiling posted soon. Gotta go.