Friday, July 5, 2013

Summertime...and the livin's E Z

Now that half the fam has settled in the town over, a little bunny told me that of some of our dearest friends may be moving up to Ithaca too! Life is better when the family's's all that matters. I harvested cherries and garlic scapes today. I made two big jars of pesto and it is DELICIOUS. I love me some garlic scape pesto. The cherries are super sweet too! The renovation is moving along quite nicely. Lots of dirt...lots and lots...mounds and mounds of dirt. There are piles of rocky dirt...everywhere. But, 'God made dirt, and dirt don't hurt,' - Amy Madine. The pond is our escape. We spend time down there hanging with the sheep when we're not insulating the house, mowing the lawn, tending to the beautiful garden (tomatoes are ROCKIN' this year!) or swimming with Jo in the mini pool. So, really, we don't spend a lot of time down there. :) The hemlock is seasoning in the barn, the windows are getting flashed and best of all, we woke up with the SUN this morning. You heard...SUN pouring into our bedroom just as our rooster crowed by our heads and the wee morning birds sang in the lilac bush OUTSIDE OF OUR WINDOW. I had almost forgotten what it was like to wake up in a sun drenched room. It's fantastic! And now...a buncha photos of the babe, the farm, the marquee (we met THE NATIONAL!! Hooowaaahh!!), and THE RENOVATION! Sending love...please COME VISIT!!