What A Week.....

Have you ever had one of those weeks that just keeps going, and going, and going......?
This is one of those for me.
I didn't post a "weekend" post, so I figured I would write a weekend-style post mid-week.

Jackson is doing great.
He is the perfect personality to fit in with this crazy family.
He is laid back and loves attention from his brothers and sister as well as being held by his mama and papa.
His little paws knead constantly.
When you're carrying him in your arm, laying on his back, his paw hangs over the side and kneads.
Looks like he's doing the side stroke.
I would call him our little Michael Phelps, but he doesn't partake in any illegal activity.
So he's just Jackson doing the side stroke.

The theme for this week is rain.
Monday and Tuesday were beautiful.
Wednesday thru Friday = rain.
Rain and humidity.
My chickens are miserable but my garden is loving it.

Speaking of Monday and Tuesday, my aunt flew in from Washington State on Monday.
Tuesday I took her and my mom to Vermont.
It was a beautiful day.
We walked, shopped and drove around to see the sights.

Mama Claire, Little Lizzie and Renee are all still broody.
2 months this has lasted.
What a pain.
Renee has quite the attitude.
When we make her get out of the nesting box she fluffs out her feathers {including tail} like a turkey.
She hisses at the others and pecks at them.
She came at me twice like a rooster.
I told her "puh-lease!"
Then I reminded her that I got rid of the handsome Mr. Clyde when he started coping that attitude, so I could get rid of her too.
She's stopped doing it.
I'm sure she stopped because it didn't work, not because of my threat, but I like to believe she understood me.

Tonight I'm making Chocolate Zucchini Cake {recipe here}.
So yummy!
My zucchini plants haven't even flowered yet, but they had zucchini at the farmer's market so I picked up a few.
I need a greenhouse.
......and cold frames.
......and a fence around my garden.
My husband says "dream on sister!" 
He reminds me there's only so much time in a day.
Ugh.  Darn him for being a realist!

My garden is looking great.
Potato plants are waist high, cukes are flowering, pea vines have peas, tomato plants have tomatoes, and watermelon plants are flowering.
I love that.
All that hard work will be paying off shortly.

How about you, how is your week going?


texwisgirl said...

we were THRILLED to get some rain - TWICE!!! made SUCH a difference in wildfire threats and rejuvenating the grass and trees. whew!

LOVE little jackson's face. what a precious kitten... glad he's doing really well in your household!

Teresa said...

Does sound busy. I have a peahen that's been sitting on a nest for two months now. The number of eggs keep changing, so I don't know how old the current eggs are. Poor girl. We've been very rainy this week too, which means I really need some dry days so I can get in the gardens to weed. Hope you get some drier weather too.

mountain mama said...

long week here too! i kept thinking today was friday...ugh!

i love your pics, so beautiful staci!!

hang in there, the weekends almost here! :)

HAZEL said...

I love your photos today...very watery!

SouthCoast Guy said...

rain, rain, rain,all week long! I installed a shade sail on Tuesday and haven't been able to sit under it yet!

onehundreddollarsamonth.com said...

Our chicken "White Fatty" has been broody for about 9 weeks now... How she can sit there day after day is beyond me... The peas and strawberries are ready to pick and I have a few green tomatoes on the vine... Life Is Good.

RC Reese said...

Ugh, your blog makes me long for my own garden again! I wish I had a lil farmette all my own! For now I just have to enjoy lil' blogs like yours. Thank you for shareing!

Dianne said...

Great photos and lovely post. I need more time in the day so I can catch up on your back posts!

Diane said...

We also went through over two months of two hens being broody. Finally we had to let the hens a couple off eggs to sit on. One hen hatched two babies for us and the other hen's egg didn't hatch. Once they finished their three weeks of sitting on eggs we put them back out in the run and they have been fine since. One hen has already started laying again.

no spring chicken said...

Jackson seriously has one of the cutest cat faces I've ever seen! And I agree with you about husbands who are realists... did I ask for reality? No!

Blessings, Debbie