Leif is back to his normal, crazy self. He has been spending his afternoons swimming in the lake.
I’m looking forward to my back being healed so I might join him. We don’t have air conditioning at our house, the lake has been our way of keeping cool this summer.
His evenings are spent camping out with dad
This morning he spared an hour of his “survival practice” time to help pick blueberries to freeze and make into jam.
We like to start harvesting berries as soon as they are big and plump. We freeze them for winter snacking and use them to can jams & jellies.
The rest we leave for the bears, because it my personal experience, if you leave fruit for bears, they will leave your animals alone. I’m sure it’s not exactly true for everyone, but on our farm, so far I’ve see plenty of bear scat near where our animals are and yet the bears leave the critters alone.
We have been trying to beat the heat by working in the early mornings and getting chores finished before it gets too hot.
The garden is happy right now, we have been picking plenty of veggies to sell at the farmers market (North Conway Farmers Market if you are up in the White Mountains 😉 )
Sunday while it was still cool out and I had the house to myself, I overdyed some yarn I had dyed a while back.
Some New Zealand wool and Corriedale, while I like the colors somewhat, I wanted something different.
The New Zealand wool still has a spot of orange on it, I’m not sure what I will make with it.
The Corriedale (to me), is simply stunning.
It’s also currently up on the Etsy shop.
I am crossing my fingers we see cooler temperatures soon. It is too hot to spin wool and I’m trying to crochet/knit in the early morning hours and late at night when I can stand to touch yarn.
Stay cool folks! 😎