i have granola, yogurt, and pickling cukes all going on and in the stove right now so i will make this short.
1. the humidity has lifted. which means we can sleep with blankets again and long sleeves for morning chores.
2. we have our first eggplant on the vine. summer is kicking.
3. last night we ate ice cream and played trivial pursuit with three neighbors. two of which, we realized today, are the only other full time farmers on the mountain. their family has been farming here for hundreds of years. they used to own all of this land. they have worked like dogs from sun up to down every day of their lives. now they can barely afford to keep the few acres and animals they have left. what a horrifically unbalanced world.
4. nick insisted on picking up a hitch hiker on wednesday. he looked harmless. he was harmless. tie dye t-shirt. guitar slung over the shoulder. typical hippie garb. when he jumped in the back and was asked where to? he said just get me the hell out of here, i just got out of jail.
(5. happy weekend.)
this is ardea. one of my new black ewe lambs. she is a Cuddle Bug.