it’s been a long summer already, and hot, but the monsoons finally seem to have arrived! fingers crossed that they stay, now that it is raining. the farm received a good gentle soak last night, adding up to a half inch of rain for July — not exactly a record, but an awful lot better than nothing, and a good start to the season.
meanwhile, the peacock has shed his tail (feathers still for sale, $2.50 for 3 feathers, please email Kat directly).
this artichoke bloomed and went to seed in the garden:
tomatoes are ripening:
there are toads everywhere (but not quite enough to keep up with the grasshoppers, alas)
hawks adorn the skies
(this one is a young Swainson’s Hawk)
our stalwart crew has canned many many pots of nectarine, apricot and peach jam:
the horse next door had a baby:
monsoon clouds are one of the best things ever:
except maybe for heart-shaped monsoon rainbows:
we have sunflowers with Sun-Flowers:
and my cat is a-door-able.
and i’m not sorry for the puns.