I haven't been keeping up with this blog thing at all this summer because we are so very busy, it feels like a major indulgence. Right now, I can hear the goats bleating for breakfast, and the chickens and turkeys are still cooped. Mike is off to a training and Anouk is still fast asleep.
Because of our garden delays early in the summer, we are not getting nearly the harvest we had last year.
Thanks to my friend Shari, we have a few broccoli plants that are finally growing edible parts, and a ton of cabbage is going to be ready soon. Our daily meals now include chard, zucchini, cucumbers and salads. We have many freezer bags full of raspberries, and I'm starting to freeze veggies for winter. We are anxiously waiting for the green tomatoes to turn color, and it seems very late in the season. We will have many carrots this year, an inordinate amount of parsnips, and it even looks like we'll have some corn after all. The goats had munched the tops off in the spring, but they actually grew back and have cobs developing now. And we always grow many heirloom pumpkins.
Meanwhile, I am working in the studio as often as possible to finish a set of glass cabinet doors for a client. My work has involved submitting for calls for art and exhibits, trying to keep track of which pieces have been submitted to which shows, meaning I just have to hold onto them until I am accepted or rejected. Upcoming events include a show at Childhoods End in Olympia called 15 Ways with Light, an exhibit at the Washington Center for Performing Arts called 25 Feet of Art, the Sequim Glass Art Festival, and the Red Hot Party & Auction at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. All of that takes place in September. I can't even think about October yet.
Well, Anouk is up and I really need to feed her and the rest of the critters under my care.