The relatives have come and gone. The house is quiet again. We had great fun with the Olsen family and hope they return again to play with the critters. The chickens got fed and held, the pigs got extra treats and ear rubs, and the garden, of course, got weeded again. They heard coyotes yipping for the first time, saw birds, goats, cows, heard Meadowlark song, saw some fireworks, and even encountered a small bull snake while out for a walk. The coyotes must have been in pretty close last night because out by the corral fence lay a not so “lively” rabbit. It looked like it had not been dead for very long either. It is always such fun to show farm life to people who really haven’t been exposed to it. It makes answering the questions all that much more fun. I think that if niece Jessica could have smuggled one of the teenage chicks into her suitcase we would be minus one birdie right now!
Zina shot two videos of the garden progress; one of the big storage garden and one of the greenhouse. She did forget that it is ok to speak but the footage speaks for itself! The cucumbers are looking a little droopy but that’s because she did the video at 3:30 in the afternoon in 95 degree heat. We even have cucumbers ready to be picked!
Next weekend is freezer camp time for the broiler chickens. For some strange reason we couldn’t get the niece and her folks to stick around for that…. weird.
Happy 4th of July everyone!