Monday, July 20, 2015

family, food and farmin'

(this post was written last week.. hehe, just now getting it posted) 



Hello! well I am still without a couple of keys on my keyboard so please forgive any typos!
Well I often feel like I am repeating myself, but life has been extremely busy on the homestead.
Mid July is a time for full on harvest of veggies, canning, soap making and labeling, pulling honey , filling jars and attending the market, butchering chickens . and on and on....
I feel like I should post about some new amazing remodel project that is going on , or some craft I have been working on, but there is just NO time right now.
We have numerous  minor house repairs that hopefully Robb can eventually get too once Bee season slows down and I cant wait to get behind my sewing machine again! Another month or 2 of full on busy and we will really start to slow down and exhale!

On another note, my Dad came to visit this past week. We had WONDERFUL time.. He wanted to be here to Norah off to Camp and then spent a few extra days with us, and was a wonderful help! He helped Fill honey Jars, chop wood( I think he was a bit puzzled that it Is July, we heat completely with wood and had an empty woodshed, I assured him this was the norm and we would catch up,,hahah) We even got creek time in , along with some relaxing evenings enjoying each others company.

Miss Norah is at Camp for an entire week at Turtle Island Preserve. If you are not familiar with this place, or Eustace Conway, you owe it to yourself to check it out. We are very lucky to be able to send here to such an amazing place! I am hoping she is having a blast and cant wait to get her back on Saturday and here all about her experience.

Life is Good!
How is Summer in your neck of the woods?

The Cool Family


  1. Our summer in the UK seems to be the norm, blazing hot or windy and rainy, i've just planted out my leeks and the poor things won't know what has hit them!
    Absolutely wonderful photos :)

    1. ugh, the challenges of gardening and weather! I hope they make it through! sometimes I think we underestimate the strength of those tiny seedlings!

  2. Lovely photo's you really do sound so busy but I can imagine how rewarding it all is to come winter. I could happily paddle my feet in the creek it looks so peaceful. Summer in England today is cloudy and grey skies hoping its not going to rain but you cant take anything for granted. Enjoy your week. Dee :-)

    1. agreed Delia :) when its rainy we want it hot and sunny .. Wouldn't it be nice if we could give a little and take a little of the weather from eachother!

  3. What an enjoyable post! Your tomato selection is a marvel!

    1. THank you Fiona! ahhhh Yes, Heirloom tomatoes! I am in my glory right now with the endless beauty of them all!