Happy August to you! Can you believe that July has already flown away? It seems that every year, summer flies faster by, and once September comes, Christmas is just around the corner, and the the year is over and gone!
Our tomatoes are finally starting to ripen (although some are still blossoming), which makes us grateful that we have such a long growing season here! We hope that we can keep up with the watering until autumn's cooler weather comes. How wonderful that we have so many big helpers who can wield heavy buckets of water!
Rebecca says, "Make sure you drink lots of water, too!"
Maybe we'll venture out and enjoy our sheet-enclosed "tent" under Majestic, our giant Osage Orange tree~
Can anyone tell us what this mystery plant is? It's about five feet high, and we're pretty sure WE didn't plant it right by the peppers!
Today is a very good day to make some sun tea (ours is going to be a combination of rose petals, lambs ears, and lemon mint) on the deck~
. . .And maybe we'll enjoy some lovely lambsquarters for lunch (we love them lightly steamed, then mixed with vinegar, salt, and pepper).
AnnaMarie is almost done with her second Hope Chest quilt (and learning that quilting takes LOTS longer than tying)~
And we've been learning about the Kingdom of Bahrain, where our dear friends the Watts Family are moving soon.
May you have a wonderful week, dear friends. And may you be staying cool (or warm) throughout the Dog Days of summer!
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