It might not technically be summer yet according to the calendar, but you couldn't prove it by the weather we had this past week in Virginia. Four days in a row in the mid-90s with heat indices near 100 degrees. The heat and humidity is just as hard on the animals, if not harder, than it is on us, so we made sure everyone had plenty of shade, cool water and tasty treats.
In between filling water buckets for the animals, I started knitting a new pair of socks and made some delicious blueberry ice cream. Despite, or maybe because of, the heat, our herb garden is flourishing and our berries bushes will soon be laden with juicy berries. I can't wait.
To try and beat the heat, we enjoyed a pitcher of homemade mojitos on the back patio last night because as we all know, mint naturally cools the body down. (p.s. the key to the perfect mojito is to add fresh mint leaves to your simple syrup as it's cooling.) Enjoy this peek at our week.
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