I drove down to join Mike in California, and we have only been home a few days since mid-June. The gardens are full of weeds and many of our veggies were ravaged by slugs, but it's still flourishing.
Most of these chickens were babies only a few months ago. They have finally gotten through their awkward teenage phase and are coming into their own. I am only getting about one egg per day right now, so I look forward to these hens beginning to lay.
In addition to the veggie garden, we have berries and fruit growing all over the property. I've frozen 5 gallons of raspberries, and I've been snacking on blueberries and strawberries. I'm trying to spend some time harvesting lavender each day, and the herbs are just going to seed. Our grape vines are huge, and little grape bunches are just starting to grow from them.
I'm so glad to be home for the summer, and enjoying the beginning of the harvest season.