I don't remember what we were talking about at the time but he said he just didn't know if he wanted to stick around in this world too much longer. Considering the state of his health, that comment is not too unusual, but it was the reasons he gave that caught my attention. He talked about the rioting, our open borders and the unconstitutional state of our government. He said, "There is just no telling how all of this is going to turn out and I don't know if I want to be here to see it." It does make you stop and think.
|Carrots and green beans|
|The mustard I planted last fall is blooming. I hope it spreads.|
With all of the rain we have been having there are many wild things on the move. We've seen many more snakes on the roads and have heard of people finding them on their porches. The bugs are trying to move indoors and find a dry place to be. The mice are trying to follow them in as well. Since the cats can't find a dry place out in mother nature to use as a litter box, they've decided my dishpans full of seedlings is a great place. Somehow, I don't agree. I planted our pepper seedlings out in the mud today because the cats had stirred them up like spaghetti. There are still a few tubs out there that we are going to cover with frost cloth in the evenings to see if we can discourage that practice.
|You know, they are kind of cute, aren't they?|
|Easter and Bo, almost ready to wean|
|Next Saturday is hatch day|
|Cushaw has beautiful leaves|
|Flower pot on the porch|
|German chamomile in the herb bed|
|Wild yarrow by the barn, I hope to harvest these seeds|
|We think Pearl likes her haircut.|
There are more and more people talking about things falling apart this fall. It makes me more anxious for this incessant rain to depart and give us some sunshine for the garden. I'm also finding the unusual amount of cloudy, rainy days difficult. If there is even just a little sunshine it makes a difference. The dewberries are turning, but there is little flavor, they need some sunshine to sweeten up. I hope we get some before they are past their prime.
|Coming in from the garden|
|Luffa squash in a pot on the porch|
|Too wet to work on our new garden area in the pasture, it's growing over|
|Stinging nettle in the herb bed|
Frank is giving lots of thought to the radio class that will be coming up at the end of June. There are so many possibilities that can come out of it. We are excited and very hopeful. He has already heard of about 10 people that are interested. We pray for blessings and success with this class.
|The grass in the pasture is as tall as the goats.|
|I think some of the parasitic wasps have already hatched.|
|They have really grown in just one week.|
|Elderberries in bloom|
We have rain forecast for the next seven days. Yippee! I can hardly wait. Sarcasm is in full bloom also, along with a little crankiness. It appears that congress has once again sold us down the river without a paddle with the new 'secret' trade deal and Patriot Act Part II. Keep your eyes open and watch your back. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Until next time - Fern