I'm finally back.
My work life has been taking over my whole life, but I'm hoping to juggle it all.
I was supposed to be on vacation this past week.
That didn't happen.
Jay enjoyed our vacation by himself.
At least he was able to get some work done around the house.

Let's see....Fall looks like it's here, but it sure doesn't feel like it's here.
No crisp feel to the air, no sweatshirts, jeans and soup weather, nope, it's still humid.

Jay is coming along with the deck.  He works on it when he can.
Oliver and Emerson love walking on it - they can see more things over the stone wall.
More things to bark at.

Speaking of the two of them, they are doing well.
With all the rain we've had a lot of mushrooms growing in the yard, so we've had some bouts of intestinal issues when they manage to sneak a few, but all-in-all they are doing well.
Cait is doing well.  She still hates Jackson, so all is normal.
Jackson has added pens and rubber stamps to the list of things he steals.
I'm wondering if he's making Christmas cards.  He could stamp on the receipts he steals and sign it with a pen.
Jay doesn't think so.

The chickens, for the most part, are doing well.
It's molt season.
I think Little Kathy is still sick.  I'm not sure she'll make it through this molt.
I'm hoping I'm wrong, but I don't think she's breathing well.
With the humidity still out of control we treated again for lice and mites.
I'm really hoping we don't have to throw out another bag of chicken feed.
This season we've had to throw out 4 bags due to mold from the humidity.
It's getting quite ridiculous....and expensive.

I was able to salvage 2 butternut squash before the squash bugs completely sucked the life out of the plants.
I've still got a few more winter squash plants holding on.
We are picking green beans, peppers, eggplant and tomatoes.
I've got 2 watermelon left but I'm sure the rain has ruined them.
It takes the flavor right out.

That's all for now.
I'm hoping to get caught up on all your blogs tomorrow.
Hope all is going well and that you had a wonderful weekend!


Meg said...

I was wondering where you've been! Bummer about the no-cation, but at least it was still productive. I love hearing about your Clepto-Cat. He cracks me up! Maybe he's writing a book?

mountain mama said...

oh man, sorry about your vacation! i was hoping all was well with you all! it's not looking like fall around here yet but it is cooler...yay!


Diane said...

The humidity is a problem here too. Most of the summer I was unable to hange clothes on the line, they just wouldn't dry. I keep all the chicken food in the house so haven't had any problems there.

Dianne said...

Welcome back! Enjoyed the "word picture" - you do that well. Jackson sounds quite the stinker and maybe he is making Christmas cards!