We are celebrating birthdays this week! Yasmine turned 5 Tuesday and my Mom's birthday is today! It's so hard to believe Yasmine is five already! She is getting so tall! And she's so inquisitive about things! We will have her birthday party Sunday at the Falls. That's Noccalula Falls, for those of you who might read this and not know what that is. It's our area's tourist attraction. They have a nice playground and pavilions so the children can have birthday parties and play. Then, Yasmine, Layla, Amber, and Betif are taking off for Morocco! They will be gone all summer! I will miss those girls! Then they will start school when they return and I won't get to see them as much. So I'm visiting with them as much as possible now. Did I say I was going to miss them?
The other day when I went to get the eggs, I opened the door and caught a snake in the process of swallowing an egg! It was a sight to see! I actually got a good photo! Skylar came out and shot it with his air rifle, so at least I won't have to deal with that snake again! The hens aren't laying as much lately and I can hardly blame them! I would like for them to get back to the amount they were laying before because I need them to cook for the girls! I may actually have to buy some eggs! Gag! The price of eggs has gone up close to two dollars a dozen here! I used to pay that for organic eggs, back in the day!
The garden looks better than I've ever seen it! There are blooms on the squash, beans, and potatoes! Some tomatoes are finally blooming, too. It has been raining quite often, but not so much as to wash everything out. The nectarines and peaches are still looking good. Last year, there was so much rain the fruit rotted on the trees! Here's hoping that won't happen this year! Since rain is predicted this week on some days, we are experiencing quite muggy conditions! The heat or humidity, I should say, is almost unbearable at times. Yesterday I walked on our road while it was cloudy, and the humidity was high, I felt so tired afterward! The humidity really drains the body! I usually enjoy my walk, but now it's almost a drudgery. Even carrying hay and a bucket of water down the hill to the boys is a drain! Am I getting wimpy?
And yet, I'm thankful to God for blessing us with this season! So much going on, and so little time to get it all done! Is it like that on your homestead? Have a nice day! Blessings from Bama!
|Walking across the stage to get his diploma!|
|My handsome young graduate!|
|Skylar and Nanny.|
|My sweet family!|
|Oma, Skylar, and Poppa.|
|My Mom and Dad and Skylar.|
|April, Amber, and Skylar.|
|Snaggle-tooth and the gang.|
|Almost all my babies!|
|A new to me bread machine Amber gave me. I made roll dough with it.|
|Randy loves using his tiller/cultivator.|
|Green bean blooms.|
|After excitedly purchasing these muscadine vines....|
|I found these growing on our property, and they have baby grapes on them! Talk about really being excited!|
|Caught in the action! I'm so glad I got this shot!|
|Skylar shooting the snake.|
|Randy holding the dead snake.|
|Plants to be set out soon.|
|The day lilies are blooming.|
|Last year, these lilies got knocked down by Rubi.|
|A pretty Easter lily.|
|These day lilies grow wild around here.|
|They love playing in this pool!|
|Lulu's having fun!|
|They're all here, for now.|