Well Happy July already! Time is just a flying by these days. When do the lazy days of summer start? Someone let me know so I can slow it down and enjoy it before it passes me by.
Not much is happening around here. Dear Hubby and I have been making firewood and have the woodshed just about 3/4 of the way full with hardwood (predominately maple and yellow birch) for this coming winter. The wood piled on the outside of the shed is poplar and balsam which is a softer wood and doesn't make good coals and hold heat like the hardwood. We call it junk wood ~ which we burn when it's not real cold out ... above 30 degrees. We also burn a little junk wood in the summer months to heat our water system. It's a lot of hard work; but a LOT cheaper than paying for fuel oil or gas and an electric hot water heater. All our heating cost us is a little electricity to run the pump and our time and labor.
Now that most of the wood work is done I can concentrate a little more on my gardening and house keeping. My daughter has a wedding coming up in six weeks and it's taking place in our back yard. Mercy!! I do have a lot of stuff to get accomplished this month.
I was snapping photos again ...
Brandy ~ the overseer of all that goes on around here.
Goat's Beard ~ what an odd name for this plant.
Missouri Primrose ~ with a little Lamb's Ear peeking out:
A Monte Negro Lily that was originally a deep burgundy red it's first year; but has come back orange ever since... still... very pretty.
AND... some trail camera shots!!
So it goes in my neck of the woods.