so the internet problem seems to be fixed except for some intermittent blips - when that happens - i just walk away from the computer and don't come back for a few days. oh crap - we decided that we really need to start our posts with who is writing the post - we have confused several readers and no wonder. anyway, i will go back up and write "kymber here"....hang on...i'll be back in a sec.
okay - i'm back. we have been having some gorgeous and wonderful weather this summer - we couldn't ask for better. enough sunny days, enough rainy days, enough overcast days - it has been an awesome summer. but here on the island, the last 2 weeks of august are what we call our best days of summer - so for the next 3 weeks - it is river days, beach days, searching out all of the islands in the river days....so work on the house, the greenhouse, the hoop houses, the porch, the addition (ya right!), the trench, etc.....all take a back seat until the middle of september. although last year we were still swimming in october. cross your fingers for us that we can still swim this october too. i love having my daily swim. even if it's only running down in the afternoon and having a dip - it does wonders for my soul. we didn't spend the afternoon at the river today but we did run down for a 20 minute dip - i love that. i need water!
UPDATE FOR MY BUDDY WINSTON WHO IS ALWAYS ASKING ABOUT OUR CATS, he is such a sweet guy and has such concern for our cats....so here is an update for him:
Noodie-Noo ( Noodle, who's original name was Dooby but then a friend of mine told me that Dooby was a word for the special cigarettes (which broke my heart cuz i loved calling him Dooby!), is still comfortably flomping on the back of Daddy's chair most days. sometimes he actually falls off.
"Frankly" speaking, the new little man seems to be settling in just fine....on top of the book case...on top of the books. no worries about the summer clothes box tho...it is still in the middle of the living room, we are still tripping all around it...he sleeps on the summer clothes box in the morning....afternoons he likes the books...have you ever seen anything so.....um.....sad and pathetic?
well...if not....have a look at Barley-Moe....yep, he's laying on a laptop cover that somebody (*not pointing any fingers at jambaloney*) left on the table one day over 7 months ago. Barley-Moe loved the little laptop case so who am i to move it - arghghghghghghgh!
hope that you enjoyed the update, Winston buddy!
next up - yummeh iced coffee. oh ya baby - we go there!
the wild raspberries that cover our entire land are picked daily and frozen...unless we decide to eat them. we got a ton of these things and the next 7-10 days is all about the raspberry picking. blueberries, blackberries and dewberries will all come in in the next week or so - we'll be living high off the hog all winter with all of these delicious berries - woohoo!
next up - lettuce seeds that have been harvested!
brussell sprout seeds too!
tons of kale seeds harvested - woohoo!
sky pic for Helga to show her the magical fog - isn't it beautiful, Helga?
oh man - some very delicious quinoa tabouleh on fresh lettuce, with sliced sausage and nasturtium flowers - deelish!
and another sky pic for Helga. doesn't that look magical, divine, otherworldly and miraculous? it's because it is. we sit in our rocking chairs every evening and watch this. we give much thanks when we do.
we are really happy to have you all here with us....thank you!