~ A new surprise is that we have chicks, born last week! There are 5 little ones, and I love watching their delightful antics. They love to imitate everything they see the other chickens doing...Sometimes we spend alot of time just observing them.
Never miss an opportunity to enjoy the quiet moments of everyday. My brother built and painted a bird-feeder, and it's nice to see which types of birds visit in the dawn of the morning.
~During the warmer months, often we eat together on the front porch or picnic out-of-doors. A few readers asked to see what our meals are like...Here are a few that I managed to take some pictures of this week:
Baked Potato (w/butter and fresh parsley), Steamed Broccoli Florets. Sauteed Vegetables from the garden (Onions, Zucchini, Carrots, Garlic)
~ Homegrown Tomato Sandwiches
Lettuce, Tomato, sweet Onions w/ garlic, smoky mushrooms, banana peppers, homemade mustard
Bean soup w/ rice
Cheese Quesadilla, Mixed greens w/ garlic and onions
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes (using homemade brown sugar, organic butter, sea salt)
~ Bowtie Pasta w/ homemade Marinara sauce (including sauteed mushrooms, onions and herbs)
Fresh cut corn, Smoked Cabbage.By night: Every once in a while, we take an evening drive through the backroads...
~ By day: I took a bike ride down our rural neighborhood. I love that there are old cabins still standing...
~Many of the homes are tucked away, situated down long driveways. There are alot of cedar, magnolia & oak trees around here. We enjoy their shade during the Summer, that's for sure :)
~While I was outside, my Mother finished up gathering the clothes off the line...
.:Inspired by a Lily.:
"And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content." 1 Timothy 6:8
My ginger cat joins us in the herb garden...
(I do believe her main motivation was to play with the twine)
~ Homemade stakes holding up the vining tomatoes...
~ "It's beautiful the summer month of June, When all of God's own wildflowers are in bloom; And sun shines brightly most part of the day and butterflies o'er lush green meadows play." ~Francis Duggan
The mellow breeze was really nice, so I thought I'd try to capture a few moments of it...
Hope you have a blessed week, my friends!
I'm traveling out of town soon to help cook for an upcoming event. Can't wait to show you pictures...and many thanks to my readers for the encouragement, both loyal and newly subscribed!
Question: What's your favorite Summer meal?