This week:Over the weekend, the hottest days of the year, our central air conditioning died, giving us an opportunity to check out our back-up plan and tweek it a bit - or a lot. We've survived though. There's nothing like real-life experience, right?
The second half of this week we've had slightly cooler temperatures which are so welcome. It's been so nice in the mornings when I go out to feed the livestock that I've lingered. I've caught up on a few tasks outside that just weren't urgent enough to brave the heat before.
Cracker, our outside dog, has decided that the best place to spend hot summer afternoons is in the middle of my container herb garden. I'd wondered how the potted plants on the bench were being knocked over, then I spotted him hiding under it one afternoon. It has a brick "floor", and I water the plants every morning, so it is most likely nice and cool under there.
Rather than fight him over it, I moved pots around so he can get in his hidey hole more easily and without being so destructive. They can be moved back again later.
This week's posts were:
My Friday Find:
A collection of interviews chock-full of information for any chicken owner or wannabee:
47 Backyard Chicken Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Backyard Chickens”
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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