The weather has been extremely HOT this last 6 weeks. 90* or more almost every day. YUCK! But the pond has been well used by the kids.
The garden was doing quite well. It is small as I am building as I go, but the tomato plants are loaded with unripe tomatoes right how. Hopefully they still have enough time to fully ripen.
Of course these pictures were taken before the deer decided the fences and marigolds were not enough deterrent to keep them out. :-( But they left my tomato plants alone and the carrots and beets will survive without their tops.
Our puppy Sophie decided to take a 3 day vacation away from us. While my husband and son were at a friends house cutting up a fallen tree she decided to wander away. Luckily we live in an area where people are so good about turning in wandering animals and we got a call from a family who said "I think we have your puppy." We were very happy to have her home again.
We have had a large amount of company visit us this summer which has been so much fun, and are expecting more next week. Of course this keeps us hopping as all the visitors want to see the beauty of the wilderness of Montana. Oh, and all the animals too. :-)
There was also Vacation Bible School that we were involved with the first week of August. We were blessed with the opportunity to see one young man place saving faith in Christ Jesus that week. Those things make all the work worthwhile.
My dear husband has begun to create a pantry area in my kitchen for me. This project has been put on hold due to company coming and going, but the finished project looms in the near future. I am VERY excited about this!
Things look like they are about to slow down for us here shortly, and though we have loved all the variety of the summer, we are longing for the peace of cool air and surety of routine coming with the fast approaching Autumn months.