This is a picture of a six week old cashmere goat. He and his twin sister are the first babies born to my 6 year old son's goat Dorcus. She has been an amazing mother. Raising her twins effortlessly.
The great reclamation project has begun. The job situation has us living and working three hours away from the farm, and that has taken a toll. But we are getting back home and starting to get it ready for us to spend more time there again.
I wish I had thought to take before and after pictures of the garden. One year of neglect (two growing seasons) has caused mother nature to over take us. A huge blackberry grew up at the corner of our house. The bush was ten feet tall by twenty feet in diameter. One year unchecked. That was all it took. I expected to find sleeping beauty when we got through it.
It will take a few more trips to bushwack our way through the jungle of the garden to have unimpeaded access to the house.
We did manage to reclaim the lillys and an old rose. And much to my three year old daughters delight we planted a couple of flowers. She has been very distressed at not being allowed to pick flowers in the city. So I got her some black eyed susans. She won't be able to pick them right away, but the prospect is there and she was very excited. I'll try and remember to get a couple of pictures of the plantings.
So, it looks like the height of summer has impacted my writing life. And the near future looks the same. Sorry for the unexpected hiatus on The Equilibrium Saga. Poor Ashton and Silren are going to just have to continue bleeding to death in his mother's garden for a couple more weeks. I will endeavor to get a few episodes ahead in between the summer activities.
We have nice weather here in Seattle and I'm taking advantage of it as often as possible. Since I won't be able to put up story episodes I'll make an effort to post more regular blog posts with pictures of our activities. We have family from out of state visiting this coming week so there will most definitely be beach pictures.
And if you want something different from Equilibrium to read, I posted the prologue to a book I'm working on in the Hub forums. Let me know what you think if you feel like it.
Thanks for stopping by,