Kinda slacked off on my daily blogging lately. Could be it's just that time of the year where there is always something to do and the quiet time needed to organize my thoughts is lacking.
Dad went back into the hospital on Monday, came home yesterday afternoon. He developed more fluid around his heart and lungs. Dr. says this may be a continual problem and he may have to routinely go in for fluid removal. This makes me worry.
The dairy girls are keeping me on edge too... no kids so far. Constantly checking on them. Here we go …hurry up and wait.
We are on our summer schedule now to beat the heat. Things are a bit off kilter for me until I get into a regular routine. During the cool of the mornings (this is even before my morning cup of caffeine) it is out to do the morning chores and care for the animals. I can manage working out and about the farm in the heat until about 11:00 but after that it is just way too hot. All other outside activities are now postponed until about 6 p.m. I have found mowing in the evening isn't too bad at all. Cleaning and filling the water troughs is now my favorite chore. Don't mind the cool mistings from the water spickets one bit.
Summer officially begins Sunday, June 21st. Don't you know we would go from average temps for our area with all that stormy weather straight into summer temperatures, the upper 90’s and high humidity. Early morning temps are holding steady around 70. Even the birds are panting. The sheep and goats find a shady cool place and relax most of the day.
We have a family dinner planned for Father’s Day, also a large family gathering coming up for the 4th of July. (Father's Day won't be bad, but 4th of July it's both families... ughh!)
Beginning preparations now to be invaded in two weeks. Working on the menu now.
Crazy in this heat I know, but I've been baking a bit. Made a scrumptious batch of goat milk ice cream, the first batch of the summer. Still making the regular weekly yogurt and Chevre. The better half and son are requesting I make Cheddar as soon as the milk begins to flow again.
Hoping to have the skirting table finished this weekend. I have been trying to find the time to get busy on sorting, washing and carding the recently sheared fleece.
Going out to check for babies, til next time...have a good one.