I sit here trying to think of a positive and cheerful way to begin my blog post about the heat of summer. But, I am sorry to say, I don't really have anything cheerful to say about this heat!
A happy farmgirl, 21 months.
We enjoy the new horses on the property next door to us so much! They're fun to go visit. The kids all get many laughs over how horses use their lips to grab snacks. Then they all try to copy the horses with their own lips and I get many laughs.
I would love this picture a little more if it didn't have my shadow in it. This is Meatball, our steer. He is the friendliest animal you can imagine. He's like a 1300 pound puppy. Which is why he terrifies me and I rarely ever get this close to him! lol Meatball's days are numbered as he's scheduled to become meatballs in August. I know my husband will miss him and his friendly antics.
Lots and lots of running through sprinklers has been the favorite activity around here. Mister Five year old...
Mister Way Cute three year old...
Sometimes, Sister is kind and sweet to Baby Brother. Sometimes....
Tuesday morning the kids were in the sprinkler by 9am. Then a large gray cloud headed over us, and just like that ! it was a rainstorm! It was great fun for everybody. It was hot, hot, hot but suddenly raining huge, surprisingly chilly rain drops and thundering like mad. All for about 10 minutes, and then the storm cloud was gone as fast as it came.
I discovered a fun new blog for art ideas at Classic-Play.com. I am especially excited about her Art School series. Since my seven year old gobbles up art projects at the speed of light, I always have my eye out for new, simply laid out ideas. We've started working through the Art School projects. One of them was a paper weaving craft in which the children weave primary colors with secondary colors. I decided to turn the idea into a Fourth of July craft, which turned out pretty okey dokey.
On today's agenda, we have canning! Yes, in this mighty heat I shall be found in my blazing hot kitchen over a blazing hot pressure canner, canning up our recently butchered critters- rabbits, roosters and a turkey. Then I will be canning up some rabb-roo-turk bone broth. ;)