Whew. The last of the folks from our 3 day Back Yard Bible Club left a few minutes ago. Glad we did it but it was tiring. We picked 10 lbs of blueberries in the wicked heat this morning. And we acquired a new billy goat today. And Perry found us an All American canner for $25 that Jess brought back on Thursday. That’s an incredible deal and we’re excited to start making some progress on learning to can some things. I’ve been too busy to water much outside and we’ve had a major heat wave so most things are dying out in the garden but we’ve been eating tons of tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs and a handful of bell peppers for a while now, so I don’t feel like things went too badly for this first year. Hopefully this fall and next spring will be even better when I can start using my poo compost… Maybe next summer I’ll be able to get things through the worst of the heat.

We’re hoping that this billy goat will do his work and we’ll have a kid or two before we come up for Christmas. Not sure if our regular animal sitters are going to be up for milking chores. We’ll have to see how that goes.

So happy to hear that the Poortenga’s house sold so quickly. It was fun to get the 5 minute tour through it when we stopped by there last Saturday night. Maybe the PA Hakes are getting some bites on their house this weekend with all the showings?

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