Hope you had a happy July 4th celebration. I'm so glad to live in a free country ...especially when you consider the rest of the world! -and this year, more than ever, I'm especially aware of our freedoms in comparison to the lack of freedom which so many others don't have.
Even with the extreme heat, the summer is flying by quickly for me. To date, we've had 25 days of 100 plus degree days. Ugg, I will be glad when Fall arrives! Since we are talking weather, let me tell you my 'how hot is it?' one-liners. Some true, some not! I have more of them ~ too many. LOL & hahaha!
How hot is it?
*the cows are giving evaporated milk.
*the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs.
*I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walkin'.
*hot water now comes out of both taps.
*you actually burn your hand opening the car door. you only need two fingers to steer the car. *you're not sure if that's a seatbelt buckle or a branding iron.
*you realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
*the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
*the potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
I'm trying my best to hang on to my few growing herbs and vegetables and keep them alive during this heat. I'm learning a little about teas and have realized several of the herbs I'm growing make useful teas. I decided to grown catnip just for fun to make a few cat toys and have recently discovered it makes a wonderful tea that will relax you and give you a peaceful night of sleep! My interest in making teas is fun and will continue!
Hubby's birthday was this month. Instead of gifts, we try to go somewhere for the weekend. Between his busy work schedule and us working at the coffeeshop at church on Sundays, a weekend of relaxation is very welcomed. I found a wonderful little 'bed 'n breakfast' place. It was tranquil, quiet and so remote! The cottage came with it's own friendly kitty (and hot tub!). They delivered a nice breakfast to our door. We had a good weekend there. Here are a few pics...