Tuesday, June 22, 2010


"Summertime and the living is easy"........"Those lazy days of summer"....whoever came up with those words did not have a clue what they were speaking about. I mean come on, we have reached a milestone, the longest day of the year and yet there is still not enough hours in the day or daylight for that matter to get all the chores accomplished. I know you understand what I am talking about.

For instance there is always scraping and painting to do on the house....

window boxes to water....flowers to pick.... and dead head.... flower beds to weed....lawn mowing and weed whacking....wood stacking.... Oh, don't forget the laundry, how two people generate so much laundry in this house is beside me. And what is with those cobwebs that seem to reappear overnight. Vacuum one day and "presto" back the next. I mean hello, I do not have time for this. There are strawberries to be picked and jam to be made....peas to be shelled....

Now, there is a coop to keep clean and tidy and babies to tend to. Our weather of late has been the three "H's, otherwise known as "hazy, hot and humid". Poor Charlotte had all she could do to "fling" herself into the nesting box .... man there was an awful lot of panting, grunting and groaning going on.

These two girls were sunbathing in 9o degree temperatures. I mean "hello".... I thought for sure they were going to keel over with heat stroke. Just look at that face, I lugged them to the coop to cool off, I think their brains got a little fried. Never mind that it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
. And Winslow Homer....he is still on guard duty performing his job, but somewhat confused. Hello, Winslow I do believe there is something wrong with this picture....I do believe you are on the wrong side of the coop.
Yup, summertime and the living is easy, RIGHT!