The fog is so thick in the early mornings that the grass is heavy with wet. When I breathe in the nefarious dripping air it leaves a strange burnt sensation in my throat, a thickening, like I want to cough but can’t. It lingers.
However it warmed up in the afternoon. It does not take much heat to send Sheila my big fat pig to a cool corner.
We have certainly dropped into that ripple-less well of late summer stillness now. The vegetables and meat gets stowed away for winter. Or eaten. We had bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches last night. But lettuce does not grow in high summer so I roasted kale and used that instead, with a cilantro mayo on home made kefir bread and it was gorgeous.
Egoli. One should never have favourites amongst cats out here on the prairie. But I do love this big lover of a cat.
Today I take Gracie to the train, then clean up and prepare for our next visitor who arrives on Sunday.
Having these helpers has been an enormous bonus. My gardens and even the house are tidier and more welcoming. And magic does happen.
I do not want to belabour our Fellowship book here on the farm blog so I have set up a Facebook page. It is called Letters for my Little Sister – A Fellowship Book. I would love you to come on over and join the conversation and collect any updates there too. Two hundred copies have been ordered which is terrifying. Though of course those of you who do not have facebook will not be left out. We are looking at a launch date of September 1st. I will be sending out emails to The Fellowship Writers soon so we are all on the same page.
I have set up a new page on this blog, Click on Menu above. See the page called Book Orders? If you would like to make a note of your interest in buying one of The Fellowship books, leave me a comment in there. Just a comment with the number of books you want me to save and your name and I will be back in contact in the first week of September. Then I will have everything in one place. Once the Amazon account is set up as well then everything will be in two places but I think I can manage!
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Your friend on the farmy,