How romantic, right?
We are eating a lot of food out of the garden now: kale, collards, lettuce, broccoli, peas, chives, beet tops, green onions, edible flowers... The kids like to go in the garden and browse, picking a little of this, and a little of that - just like goats!
|The potatoes are blooming!|
|The entrance to the garden, with climbing roses and clematis|
Other going-ons at our farm: moving our ingenious moveable pig pen to new pasture. It takes two adults (and maybe a kid or two) to move it. When the pigs get new pasture, they act like kids on Christmas. It's amazing how quickly they convert green grass into a fertilized, rototilled area. They root around with their strong noses, digging up the grass from its roots, while ecstatically grunting and making other agreeable pig noises. They are hard at work growing bacon!
Talking about hard work: Kai has a summer job mowing lawns. He is motivated! I would be, too, if someone paid me to mow the lawn. I am proud of this boy, I am. I drive him to his job, and "supervise" while I get to relax, reading a book and hanging out with the boss' kitty.
I will leave you with images of my loves. Here is Eva, modeling a dress I knit her when she was only in infant. It finally fits her. She loves picking rose pedals. The boys do what they do best: rough housing and pushing their bodies to the max.