There are lots of in between time to just do nothing, maybe time for taking a nap or reading a book. I'm all for doing nothing or just watching the grass grow or robin fledglings in our yard while sitting in the hammock. I'm taking lots of deep breaths this summer, just slowing down a little. Even with all this slowing down though, I still go to sleep at night thinking about how full our day was!
I've also been juicing at least 4 mornings a week. I feel so good. It's a great way to use up the greens from the garden. I've been adding celery, carrots, apples, beets, cucumbers, lemons, ginger and sunchokes. I've also been starting my day with a headstand to get all that good blood to my brain and short meditation to start my day out right.
I've been watering my garden, pulling weeds and watching everything grow like a proud mama. It's a never ending job, that garden. It's so worth it though.
I picked our apricots and Jonathan made the most scrumptious apricot bars that disappeared in day. I was watching the fruit ripen and I really wanted to keep them on the tree as long as possible. There are a few slightly green ones in there. But, it's a tricky thing. If I waited too long they would all fall off or be eaten by the birds. I think I picked them at the perfect time.
I got a flat of unsprayed peaches at the farmer's market and again made peach lavender preserves. I've been canning a lot. Last week I made a summer squash relish...Wow! It was so good! Today I got a flat of strawberries and made some jam. I added a basket of blackberries! Oh my gosh, the color of this jam is so beautiful! Well, I guess you can't really see it here but you'll have to trust me on that one! It's so surprising that a flat of strawberries can go so fast. There are lots of little hands that sneak a pint or two before I can get to my jam.
My chickens are outside now and they're loving it. They've grown so much as you can see.
And a few weeks earlier....They really don't like getting their picture taken. They think when I get close to them I'm trying to catch them and they're really not into that!
I could go on but I think it's time to go to bed.
I hope you're having a fun summer!!!