I can't decide if I'm a country girl that lives in the city or a city girl who likes to pretend that she lives in the country. What I do know is that on some of our summer days it's easy to forget that we live in metro Portland. Here are some pictures from our summer life:
Hanging clothes out to dry on our wooden rack.
Harvesting veggies from the garden. This wagon full grew in 10 square feet I am happy to say. We're clearing out the scraggily left-overs from spring planting and getting ready to put in some fall vegetables.
The remaining three chickens. We used to have four but one met its demise this summer. We don't know why, she just got sick and died the next day. This is Rita Henworth, Audry Hepbird, and Amelia Earhart. They are eagerly awaiting their table scraps for the day.
Eating berries. The Sprout has become quite adept at picking strawberries and blueberries. In fact, so adept that she's keeping the bushes clean and there aren't many left to pick and bring inside to cook with. But she is happy and healthy and learning to eat the most local kind of food possible so we just let her have at those berries.
How is summer in your part of the country?