There’s a whole lot of everything going on these midsummer days so it’s hard to focus on any one thing happening.
Livestock work continues apace as garden work transitions from planting and weeding to harvesting. AJ and Harry brought in a few wagon loads of garlic. Now that they are both big enough to drive the riding lawn mower they are becoming mechanized farmers, taking turns driving out to the far garden with the lawn cart in tow. Rachel has been freezing blueberries we picked at Ingall’s Blueberry Hill. Just two weeks ago she was bringing back handfuls of produce from the garden; now it comes back in armfuls. In a few weeks armfuls will be superseded by truckfuls (yes, that’s the correct spelling) and we’ll be engaged in a marathon of canning, pickling, freezing, and drying (and eating, too).
Another ongoing summer project is splitting this winter’s firewood. I try to get some of my firewood cut early so it has a chance to season, but I rarely keep ahead of firewood splitting. I never lack for wood, just time. My goal for this summer is to devote a few hours each week to it so it doesn’t become an overwhelming project. We’ll see how long I can keep up my resolve…