Happy first day of summer and Father’s Day, everyone!! Our summer appears to be following on the heels of our spring – which is to say, it’s not very seasonal at all but rather a perpetual Dutch autumn. My lettuce is not amused.
Nor is my kale, or other teeny greenies.
Safe and dry, indoors, the chicks and piglets are faring very well. The piglets are three weeks old now and will be going to their new home in about 3 weeks. Between you and I, I’ll be pretty happy. Bottle feeding livestock really isn’t my cup of tea. The chicks will remain. Before losing my gorgeous Maran rooster (an unforeseen bit of sadness), I gave a handful of eggs to Arden’s class to incubate. Fortunately, four of the babies are Marans and I have my fingers crossed that they’ll be lovely additions to the flock.
It’s been a rough week. Arden’s Lyme disease took a turn for the worse when he developed a reaction to the medication. He’s now taking doxycycline. Unfortunately, in children use of doxy can cause permanent graying of the teeth. Worse yet, if this medication doesn’t work, I don’t know what we’ll do because there are no other medications approved for use on children. Fingers and toes are tightly crossed. If you happen to send up any good thoughts for Arden, please keep my father and stepmother in mind, too, as they are dealing with serious health issues. My best friend’s father is, too. Sigh … sometimes it just pours, doesn’t it. :(
Not much stitching has been done, but I do like the project so far. I’m also itching to work on some of my own designs again.