Summer Days

Summer has been off to a lovely start so far this year.

The long summer days have been tempting me to stay up quite a bit later than I should, but we have finally fallen into a rhythm for this season.  

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

Mornings are quite full with goat milking, feeding, cheese making, and toddler wrangling. I also try to get a bit of time in the garden each morning before the sun is out in full force.

These are some snapshots of what’s happening in our garden right now.

The cabbage is thriving, and we have eaten a couple heads already. The difference between a fresh head of cabbage and one from the store is just incredible. As a side note, an escapee goat helped herself to an entire head as well.

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

Said goat also helped herself to my little patch of sunflowers. 🙁

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

I seem to have put my zucchini a bit too close to my beans and tomatoes, because they are completely taking over! Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

The eggplant, okra, herbs and everbearing strawberries are all thriving in the heat and humidity.

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

Also, did you know that this is what a carrot looks like when you leave it in the ground over winter? (Carrots are one of those funky biennial plants.)

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

And this is my lovely asparagus. I find it a little shocking and sad how many people ask me what those beautiful “ferns” are, and have no idea that it is an asparagus plant. (You can learn all about how to grow them yourself here!)

Summer days on a Virginia homestead.

This is my view out my back door once I exit the garden for the morning.

Summer days on a Virginia Homestead.

And this is what greeted me through the screen door. 🙂

Summer days on a Virginia Homestead.

These little kiddos are bouncing all over the place, and are quite hard to take pictures of!

Summer days on a Virginia Homestead.

The cheese making has kicked into full gear, and we are all enjoying the end results. (Even my husband, who “hates goat cheese”.)

Summer days on a Virginia Homestead.

Finn has to be all up in EVERYTHING anyone is doing, and is learning and helping more and more each day around here. (Slowing everyone down, but being adorable in the process.)

Summer days on a Virginia Homestead.

That’s what our summer days are looking like right now.

Canning season is just around the corner, and that will add a whole new dimension to our days I’m sure!

Happy Summer!

Summer days on a Virginia Homestead.

 

  
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