Here's a beautiful flower that our friends, Cliff & Brenda, brought to us when they had dinner with us recently. I'm glad I took a picture of it so I know what it looked like pre-deer.
Here's my cute find at Fairmont's Goodwill store. I wanted to put a chair or bench out front for flowers, and this worked perfectly.
My mom is decluttering, and I scored this old plow that belonged to my dad's family.
Speaking of deer, here's our garden struggling to grow in the miserable heat and dryness.
Here's what we're growing:
Potatoes (red and russet)
Lots and lots of onions!
Beans (green, wax and kidney)
Below is a wild plant that is similar to spinach. Brenda told me the name and I promptly forgot it.
We also have a separate garden full of tomatoes and peppers (green bell, banana, and poblano). Unfortunately, the nursing deer and the rest of the local herd didn't mind the raunchy smell of our Liquid Fence this year. They've managed to eat our tomatoes and peppers (many of which they just took bites out of and left on the ground...grrr), as well as most of our other things in the bigger garden. This is very annoying. We will be putting up actual fencing next year.
We also watched the Lord of the Rings movies recently, and Iain is now very into bows. I keep telling Glen he needs to shoot the deer (which Iain is all for) but so far, no venison.
While Kyla was away, Iain and Sara created a "tent apartment" in Sara's bedroom, complete with separate bedrooms. They both spent the night in there, each in their own new sleeping bags, which they had to have, of course, since Kyla got one for camp.
I can't believe that summer is half over all ready! I'm feeling overwhelmed at all that I need to get done before September! I need a pause button!
What about you? Have you been busy this summer? Do you feel like it is going faster than usual?