Nowadays, when I walk to the barn to milk goats, it's like walking through the perfume aisle in a fancy store (not that I ever walked through the perfume aisle in a fancy store, but it's a good image, yes?).
My old English roses and honeysuckle are so fragrant that their aroma reaches the inside of the barn when I milk. I don't know what happened to our honeysuckle. It might be on steroids because it has climbed 30 feet up into a tree, and another plant has climbed up to the third story of our house, shooting its sweet smell into our bedroom window. I'm not complaining.
Ahhhhh, June is here! Everything is growing so fast. The figs on the South end of the barn are happy, and so will we once we eat them. The blueberries are cranking as well. We are eating peas, spinach, collards, kale, chard and lettuce out of the garden! The spring planted garlic looks divine. Calendula is spreading its cheer, soon to be infused into oil for my goat milk soaps. The cauliflower and cabbages look shitty, since the %^*$# flea beetles and slugs are damaging them. The tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse are nice to look at, and so are the carrots.
The whole garden is IN! Eva planted our entire crop of beans, bush and pole beans, and why she has to do this in princess garb, I don't know. It probably makes the beans germinate and grow better.
What else is going on?
The weather has been awesome, so we've had plenty of backyard barbeques (with the goats maaa-ing at us)...
We are learning more and more about bees...
Knitting by the pond... need I say more?
I'm having fun shooting demo movies for my online cheese making class.
And flowers, always flowers...