look at that beautiful sky?!?!?!? i've been singing "june, joon, jooney, june, joon" for the past 2 days now....oh how i love june!
here's some more beautiful sky. even when it is cloudy, it is still beautiful. *sigh*
here's some more awesome clouds.
and some more.
sorry if i am boring you - but i know that Helga loves pics of the sky. so does Jennifer and Practical Parsimony - so i always take pics of the sky for them!
one more - this is from this morning - oh i love the sky here! notice that jambaloney cleared this new area for us. i will set up some more outdoor furniture here...it also has a fire pit. and we can see the river from there. it's quite beautiful!
and now for some miscellany. we did some more planting - it feels so rewarding to have almost everything planted - woohoo! here's a tiny 2lb, grass-fed, free-range, local chicken - i have honestly never eaten such good chicken. we have 6 more in the freezer. jambaloney grabbed a dozen when they were on sale. it amazes me that people prefer to eat bigger, commercial chickens. these are to die for. and the best that we can do until we raise our own. we love these chickens.
i stuffed it with the remaining wild rice, cranberry, sunflower seeds that i made to go with the trout that we had the other night. we also had mashed potatoes with chicken gravy (i don't mind admitting that i make the best gravy known to man!), and some mashed turnip with cream and maple syrup. my goodness we eat well here!
this pic is for my army buddy Helga. i told her that we have a some-what strange bluejay that loves to eat from her bird feeder. it has taken him some time to learn how to perch on her birdfeeder - but i am glad to say that he has finally learned. we spent many mornings watching this guy dangling sideways and upside down trying to get the bird seed. it was such a riot. Helga - he was clumsy like an ostrich but he has now learned, my dear sweet friend. we call this guy "Helga's buddy". we love that guy!
here is a little puffed-up, male, ruby-throated hummingbird. he is guarding all of the hummingbird feeders and won't let any other males near the feeders. my friend eager gridless beaver told me to move the feeders as they were too close together and that little guy could keep all the males away. so we have moved the hummingbird feeders all around the yard. thanks egb!
look at his bright red, ruby throat. he is so beautiful!
speaking of red and beautiful - have yourselves a gander:
it's lobster season and yer darn tootins we'll be eating a bunch of these for the next few months. and freezing a ton to have throughout the winter. oh man ---- can you say LOBSTER?????
here's pirate jambaloney ( he always wears a bandana - i think it is sooo hawt!) demonstrating how to properly drink up all the lobster juice from a tail. please notice the beautiful lobster-juice-catching shirt that i made for both he and myself. eating lobster is messy business. you must wear a garbage bag to enjoy it properly - teeheehee!
hey - how about that? the porch is almost completely tidied up. for the past 3 months it has been a complete mess! soon it will be super tidy. this year we are growing our lettuces and spinaches in pots. both suffered last year and we barely got a harvest from them. doing them in pots on the porch seems to be working. also, please notice my beautiful pink sun-hat that jambaloney got for me. he always gets me little treats. i love him so much!
up next - apple blossoms - woohoo! so very pretty!
we are having a fantastic first June weekend - i hope that you are too!
june, joon, juney, joon, june....i love june!