Well, the heat wave passed and we're all in one piece. The bees made it through with a little inventive cooling down on our part, and the garden was well soaked from the following rain showers and ready to start ripening. We came to a conclusion a few nights ago that we need a small break, so this weekend the kids are staying with a relative and Wendie and I are focusing on some fun for us. Friday is a fancy dinner in Concord, Saturday is a too-long-in-coming road trip to Vermont and Sunday, well, I think we'll take a down day.

It's time to recharge, and since we don't have someone short-notice to watch the animals, this is our solution. It's been too long since we've had some time alone, and this is a nice reminder of our love for each other.

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Lisa Lombardo said…
Hope you have fun on your break! Thanks for hosting!
Laurie said…
Wow!! Thanks for featuring my berry picking post!

I hope that a few people get inspired to try a couple of the suggestions for making berry picking more sane!

Great Hop, again!
Thanks for hosting, and for being an honest-to-goodness homesteading family.