A litter of baby rabbits a few days old
. . . dew covered grass on our feet when doing the morning animal chores (how I love early mornings!)
. . . our growing hens . . . and our own eggs again!
Three of the hens
Our first two eggs
. . . finishing loading the truck up after dark for farmers market while crickets are chirping, frogs are 'singing', clouds obscure the stars, the moonlight peeks through a break in the clouds . . . so pleasant!
. . . honey extraction
Cutting the wax cappings off of the comb with the electric uncapping knife
Frames ready to be spun in the extractor (which Leah did)
And out comes the honey!
This beautiful doe came almost right up to our house! Poor thing, though, has a bad leg, but that didn't keep her from getting around quite well.
A big ole snapping turtle
And a full view more from the back . . . aren't they so interesting looking?!
. . . harvests from the garden (which are getting significantly smaller now that some crops are slowing down)
Basil, yellow squash and tomatoes that Mom had just brought in and washed
Potato plants dying back and getting closer to being ready to harvest and store
. . . summertime meals . . .
BLT Chicken Salad which we enjoyed with delicious watermelon from a vendor at the farmers market
. . . harvesting from the wild . . . and future harvesting as I discovered an elderberry bush on our place! I was quite excited to find this medicinal and culinary berry . . .
. . . and that's a glimpse into life here on our little farm!