Summer So Far

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I know this is starting to sound old but it’s been busy around here.  Our garden, no thanks to me, is booming.  I picked these delicious carrots the other day.  You might have already noticed that I am slowly turning into a man.  The transformation is near complete in my hands.  I’ll let you know when the rest of me starts to turn.  I’m hoping it’s the facial hair next.

I am scrambling to get organized to visit my dear friend tomorrow who is running off to live in France for a year, and I will miss her terribly.  Aside from being in bed sick for a solid three days this week, I haven’t had a day off yet this summer.  Our bed and breakfast is full most nights, so there is laundry to do, rooms to clean, and breakfasts to make.  My girls and I are going to escape for a few days and let Jess hold down the fort.

When I am in the garden picking flowers, I tend to get distracted by the strawberries warming in the sun and eat a few mouthfuls.   And then I see beauty like this

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My girls are home full time too and not in any camps since mid July.  Obviously I was having some crazy parenting lapse when I was planing our summer, so we’ve been doing a lot of this

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And a little of this

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And some of this

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We had a heavy roster of friends come through which has been awesome

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We eaten several meals that have been entirely grown here and they’ve been delicious (if you’d like to nit pick, then it is true we did not grow the grain for the flour in the pastry, or the butter.  I haven’t been able to find butter seeds anywhere around here)

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I’ve done a little bit but not enough of this

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We’ve had a few new additions to our family.  I’d like you to meet Bubbles.  Wildflower and Tuscan were too shy to appear in front of the camera this evening.  Fish out of water and all that.

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Jess and the girls have been working hard to get our boat in the water for the last part of the summer.  The girls literally scrubbed the deck

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And when I left early for market this morning, I glanced behind me and saw this

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And often when I head off to bed I see this

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I hope you are having a fantastic summer.

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