It’s hotter than Hell and I’m pretty sure I saw one of the cats melt under the oak tree in the bottom pasture.
I spent about 15 minutes today trying to figure out if one of my cats (not the melted one) had been injured only to discover that the blood spatters around the car were from Serah (the evil cat) killing a squirrel.
I found a juvenile purple finch in Pip’s salt block this morning. It hopped up on my finger before flying off into a nearby tree. That’s as close to a Cinderella moment as I’m likely to ever get.
Pip has canker in his off front hoof. It will require vet assistance to correct. I’m very upset about it. He’s scheduled for a little later in the week and I’m hopeful that we can get it cleared up. He will be sidelined for a while tho.
M moved her garden from nearer the creek to up here near the house. I think it was a smart move as it makes accessing the garden much easier. She has been a bit late planting this year but everything is coming up well.
Of course we are drowning in squash and zucchini.
I am waiting (not so patiently) for the okra. It’s the only thing that makes these hot days bearable.
We spent last Saturday down in Atlanta watching X’s friend Han in a yo-yo competition. I have a feeling X will be competing in the next one whenever that is. He’s quite good with the yo-yo tricks. His next “trick” will be putting all his tricks together with a bit of music.
Since we were in ATL that meant we were able to swing by the Duluth Hmart!! YAY!! So much wonderful! I needed to do some heavy restocking so my buggy was pretty much packed by the time we were done. I was getting dangerously low on pretty much all of our Asian staples so I knew it was going to be a near 2 buggy haul.
We had a delicious early birthday dinner at Chung Dam for J. It was divine. That place is well worth the expense for the dining experience and inspiration.
I’ve pretty much cooked some form of Korean food everyday since we went to ATL.
Dining has been excellent.
We started our school year at the first of this month. We had our usual hiccups at the start but found a pretty good rhythm by the second week.
We are doing lots of fun and difficult projects this year (dissecting animals, writing research papers, learning French among other things) and the boys are embracing the new challenges with if not eagerness, then at least curiosity.
I’m personally enjoying this year as we are focusing on US history and state histories and studying biology… two of my favorite subjects and adding in a brilliant reading selection (we are doing a study on The Hobbit soon!!). This may be my favorite schooling year so far!
The boys have been binge-watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Amazon. It has been amusing as the boys are continually asking “why was that funny?” or “who is that?” because they don’t get the reference. It took a solid 10 minutes to explain why Danny Bonaduce sitting in a pear tree was funny. The show is loaded with similar bits so the questions are frequent and often amusing.
I’ve got a couple other blog posts in the works which should post in the next few days so maybe the next post won’t be weeks from now and in bullet form 🙂