Lazy Summer Days

These are the days I long for all year.  Long days that still pass too quickly.  The boys have to drag me inside on days like these.  I’ve given the oldest the job of making us sandwhiches for lunch so I can stay out longer.  There are so many projects I have going each year.  I move about from place to place as my time and energy allows.  {April I can hear you telling me to FOCUS! : ) } Currently I am unloading a trailer or alfalfa, mulching the herb garden, pruning the fruit trees, trellising the blackberries and preparing a garden plot for a new rose garden.  And there are always weeds to be pulled and animals to tend to.  Thankfully the boys help out somewhat, although there attention span is short.  I love to watch them play Survivor Man and eat wild mulberries and build forts while I’m working outside.

We try to spend the days at home playing board games and quieting down for our daily “tea time.” While we don’t always have tea we do have a snack of course! and spend a half hour reading aloud together (Farmer Boy right now) or individually.  Evenings are full of baseball games….our main source of socialization over the summer.  As you know I am a social butterfly and love to be with family and friends.  But the days of summer and projects crave solitude and I find myself more and more drawn to the life of a quiet farmer alone in the fields.  But boy am I ready to get dressed up for a night out a few times a week.

This summer I am focusing on relishing the day.  Taking the time to look at my kiddos and bake cookies with them.  Snuggling up for a movie when there are a thousand other things that need to be done.

I feel blessed to recognize myself in this verse from one of my favorite bands, The Band Perry :  “I’ll buy a farm at the edge of the prairie/Live off the land and change my name to Cherry/

except the Cherry part : )  Happy Summer Friends!

planting pumpkin seedlings

planting pumpkin seedlings

 

my little dessert garden with blooming prickly pear cactus

my little dessert garden with blooming prickly pear cactus

 

 

 

 

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