As usual, there is plenty to do around here. While in homes where children are at school, summer is often a time to set all routines aside, we are just rolling along our merry way - getting up early to tend the animals, make breakfast and get all the morning chores going, so that all outside jobs are done by the time the sun is glaring in the sky.
Yesterday, I worked on fortifying the chicken coop against predators. I also let out our adolescent chicks for free-range - always an experience of some trepidation for me!
Today we had a nice, relaxing morning. As all chores were out of the way early enough, I could settle in the shade and do some hand-sewing while the girls were busy drawing, splashing in water, getting creative with play-dough and blowing soap bubbles. Shira had only just figured how to do it properly, and was delighted.
Now off for an afternoon which, hopefully, will be busy but slow-enough-going, just as we like it around here. Slowly, the day will progress towards what is probably its best part - dinner, followed by bath time and stories. Then maybe, for me, some more good reading - and off to bed, to get up bright and early the next day again.