First the dummy part. I succumbed to Carolyn of Krazo Acres challenge to post a Blog-A-Day for the whole month of June. (This is June 2nd. How'm I doin'?) I truly don't know if I can muckle it, but I'm giving it a go. Wanna join? There's still time. Just pop on over to Krazo Acres and let her know you're in.
Now the other stuff. I just checked our rain gauge, and we got 1-1/2" yesterday and last night. (I reminded Papa Pea that he should feel good it's not still winter because that amount of moisture would translate into 15" of snow and he would be spending a good portion of the day today removing and moving the white stuff.) Forest fire danger is now way, way down. And that's a good thing.
The rain is still steadily coming down this morning. I tried to get a picture of the drops splashing in the birdbath on the deck railing, but my photographic skills leave a lot to be desired.
This is a graphic illustration of why doing a re-roofing job is a biggie on our list for this summer. Yes, it's "raining" inside our enclosed entry porch. This is not a good thing.
The rain all day yesterday kept me inside so I used the time to make soup for the freezer. The end tally for my effort was 2 quarts of Barley Beef, 4 quarts of Black Bean Chili, 4-1/2 quarts of Navy Bean with Ham and 2 batches (about a quart and a half each) of Chicken with Dumplings. Minus the dumplings which I'll make and add to the soup when I serve it. Kind of amazing how pooped one can feel at the end of a day of doing nothing but standing in the kitchen cooking, isn't it?
I'm doing laundry today, but none of it will be hung out on the lines obviously. Hmmm, wonder if between loads I can sneak some time in my quilt room on this wet day? I could go back to the wood shed and start working on next heating season's kindling supply. Let's see . . . quilting? Making kindling? Quilting? Making kindling? What a hard decision to make!
The Homestead at the End of June
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