Wow, Has it been a month already? Not a whole lot has been going on around here, other than battling the heat wave that has been sweeping the nation this summer. I actually didn't mow the lawn for nearly 3 weeks as it was dry and weedy. And the extreme heat and humidity has made it nearly impossible to do anything outdoors than what was actually necessary. The goat children are doing fine. The boys have shed out beautifully, however Miss Jenny is still a bit hairy. Not likely she let me catch her to comb her either. She is still in love with her Stephen.
We have had so many Humming Birds it's crazy. We sit out on the deck every evening and there are dozens buzzing around to the flowers and the feeders and then the sun finally falls and the skies give way to a plethora of Big Brown Bats, which like to dive bomb me. No Thank-you.
The girls are status quo. No more escapes since I finally fixed the fencing. And I'm happy to report that the solar powered fence charger is doing it's job. Not a tremendous shock like what you would get from the AC fence, but just enough to remind everyone not to breech it. And the two rounds of Pasture Pro Plus Stephen and I managed to get over the pasture this year has done amazing stuff. I have no clover, hence no "slobbers"and any other weeds for the most part are gone.
We finally got some relief from all the heat Tuesday evening as the cold front pushed through and sparked off some really nice storms and some much needed rain. I had finally mowed the lawn the day before, thankfully. And I have to report our veggies have gone mad. I actually made home-made zucchini bread the other day, ummm, note to self: pay attention to measuring the vanilla....oops....but we've gotten great potatoes, beans, peas, zucchini, lettuce and cabbage so far this year. We will be building more garden boxes next year and plan the planting a little more carefully as well.