Wednesday, July 08, 2015

you know it's July when...

The donkeys get slick as seals!

Both Rafer Johnson and Redford are sporting increasingly sleek coats as the last of the winter fuzz sheds out. They look so handsome when their faces lose all the fur and somehow they seem more distinguished.

Yesterday they each stood while I groomed them, helping the last winter fur to turn loose. I know their favorite places to linger with the brushes and they are happy to stand as long as I want them to. They love being groomed.

We had a respite from the high heat but it's back again this week, so most of what we'll be doing is keeping as cool as is possible when the temperature is in the upper 90s.

I need to take the camera out with me and get some photos. I'll try to do that for the end of week post here.

And lest I sit here and bemoan the season too much:

The greenness is gorgeous with all the rain we've had.

The garden is amazing this year! So far we have lettuce, watermelon radishes, delicious cucumbers, several kinds of tomatoes large and small, and blueberries. Also basil.

Coming soon in the garden: peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, eggplant, summer squash, and figs.

And - we harvested our first batch of garlic this year! It is wonderful.

I do enjoy this season's bounty and beauty but I think everyone who reads here knows that fall is my favorite, so I can't help note that it is on its way. :)


Grey Horse Matters said...

Your garden does sound bountiful and delicious! I'd love to see pictures of those handsome guys. Stay as cool as you can in the heat. Fall is my favorite time too. Now if we just didn't have to go through summer to get there ...

billie said...

I know exactly what you mean about getting through summer to arrive in fall!

I try hard to enjoy the season I"m in but the heat and the sweat make it hard.

Matthew said...

The donkey boys do look exceedingly handsome :)

billie said...

They are! I love how slick and soft they get in the summer.