With a late spring, many of the farm and garden chores that would have been done weeks ago have piled up, and Hubby and I are scurrying to get them done. We finally finished planting the garden this week, with the potatoes going in just yesterday. I'm not sure how well they will do going in so late, but we shall see. I am praying for a late fall with an even later frost.
Although we have set aside our text books for the summer, it seems that the "free" time I was anticipating has been filled up with many other things, and after a long (but healthy) winter, the Littles have come down with and are passing around an unpleasant bout of fever, aches and a sore throat. Being sick in the summer just doesn't seem right.
Soccer camp started up this week, and two of my sisters, one traveling half-way around the world with her three children and the other from across the country, have come home to visit. With the constant buzz of activity during the day, I literally fall into bed at night (sometimes before three or four of my children), but the tiny no-see-ums that make it through the window screen are intent at keeping me awake. I am tired.
With my head spinning in so many directions, I decided it would be a great time to focus on five simple pleasures this beautiful month of June has offered me.
~ a lovely new porch for sipping morning coffee
~ the discovery of baby grapes on our vines
~ Clematis blossoms on a plant that I thought had perished
~ bouquets of flowers brought to me by little, chubby hands
~ healthy Fortex pole bean plants -- This is the first time in five years that I have ordered my seeds early enough to actually purchase the seeds for my all-time-favorite pole bean...they are always sold out by the time I order. I had a few seeds that a friend gave to me last year, but our guinea hens made a meal of the seeds shortly after I planted them. I'm looking forward to many meal of these savoury beans.
Please, do share some of the simple pleaures that may be putting a smile on your face these days.