::Garden produce has been keeping me busy. We are doing a lot of eating and I am canning and preserving extras tomatoes and cucumbers in the form of salsa, pickles and relish.
::We passed on our layers and invited about 50 new baby chicks to our homestead. 25 are laying hens (It will be about 5 months or so until we get our first egg.) The other 25 are meat birds, which we will "turn to meat" late October.
::This mama and her four kids have started school. It has been a great first week - we are getting in the groove!
::We are enjoying the last days of the summer season. It has been a beautiful weekend. I started my day with a quiet hike. Right now James is out fishing. Both, wonderful ways to recharge for the week ahead.