Wednesday, August 1, 2012

and August arrives

Officially on their own....that is the word for flowers that weather this drought, kittens now graduated (at 3 months) from their mom, goats learning to pasture this summer in a bewildered heat-o-rama.....officially on their own.


Big sister barn cat, Chestnut, attempts to soften the "orphaning" process with wild treats caught in the fields....she hurries to the barn with a mouse or bird and gifts it to the babies. I try to help the plants along with evening drinks of water. The goats slim down to a healthy weight (oh wish I could do so too) with the work of foraging...yet I gift them with tree cuttings in the early evening. And I feel ever so glad that we invested in air conditioning this of all summers.

August arrives and finds us all moving a bit slower. Tonight we are sitting in the potting shed, a former chicken coop....taking refuge from those pesky flies. With kittens playing, a slight breeze blowing, crickets singing, and warmth cocooning us....we welcome August.


10 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Good Evening Kari, I would love to come sit in the potting shed with you and the kitties, looks so cozy in there. Enjoy,Blessings Francine.

Full Circle Creations said...

I just love reading your descriptions! You should be writing a book! Thanks for sharing!

Holly

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I always enjoy your writings of the farm, Kari...almost like being there...

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Just beautiful.

kimmykats said...

I have been waiting for kitty pictures! At our house last night I looked out to see the neighbor's peacock strolling through my flower bed....I did take a nice walk in the moonlight..it had cooled down some!

Jani said...

I love that shed. It's the perfect place to.....ponder.

koralee said...

Sweet images..August is such a slow moving month....I LOVE it. Enjoy the rest of your summer. xoxo

sweetvintageofmine said...

Oh, I wish I were there to see your SWEET SHED! It looks ADORABLE and I love the kittys. This is a beautiful life...From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

My big boy Ian came to get my littlest boy Meadow on Tuesday morning. His first kitten...he will be loved.
Kari

Tealwater said...

Sounds great!

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