Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty – John Ruskin
It’s certainly been a busy summer at the farm. There’s the daily and weekly chicken chores – feeding, watering, poop scooping, coop cleaning, and tending to the occasional ailment. There’s been time spent socializing Salt-n-Peppa and getting them integrated into their new family with Millie and Lil’ Red Rooster. Many enjoyable hours have been spent with the turkeys training and socializing them so that they will grow up to be well-behaved, friendly tom turkeys. The garden is doing very well this year thanks to all of the warm weather, but it’s also taken lots of time weeding and watering it to get it to its bountiful state. And of course lots of time has been spent keeping up with the harvest and putting away fruits and veggies in the freezer and pantry for the winter. In the midst of all this, I try to remember to take time, even if it’s only a few minutes a day to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures. Here are some recent ones.