I don't remember ever being this busy. Soccer, soccer, soccer... Business trips for Clancy. A new part-time job for me. The boys working for their grandpa at the sawmill several days a week. Extra-hot weather that seems to make daily activities feel like twice the effort....
But there is MUCH to be thankful for. We have had just enough rain to keep the pastures from drying up. They aren't growing a lot...but it is not brown here yet. Just the lawn is brown in places. I am so grateful for the rain!
Lleulu came to us mid-June. Isn't she just precious in this photo taken with Asa on her first day here?
The "precious" has worn off and it has been replaced with "exasperating."
In spite of her "puppy-ness" and tendency to pull my drying towels off the clothes-line....gggrrrrrrrr....Lleulu is developing into a guardian. She makes the rounds with Shachah. She has barked at some suspicious things. And she seems to have a lot of common sense for a pup. :)
Shachah is doing well. And he is actually bonding with Lleu. He definitely thinks of her as HIS responsibility. I'm sure he wishes that she wouldn't pester him so much. But all in all, he's being a wonderful mentor.
And he also blew his coat...so now he feels a lot cooler in this heat.
Evidence that there is a little peace and quiet around here once in a while. The above photo is a good example of how Lleulu tries very hard to imitate everything Shachah does.
Our sad news is that dear Betty Bird died yesterday. She was about 19 years old, but we had only had her for the last 6 years...ever since Leif brought her home from school in 4th grade. We will definitely miss her. She was like a bright little bit of sunshine in our lives.