A Week in Farm Photos - June 7th to 13th

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.

I would love for you to follow me here...
Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | YouTube | Bloglovin' |Google+
©2015 by Fresh Eggs Daily, Inc. All rights reserved.


  1. I envy your lifestyle..... except for the snakes around your yard:)

  2. Kristi@StoneFamilyFarmsteadJune 14, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    It's been hot here too--we are definitely experiencing summer temps here as well. I love the colors on your new socks, they remind me of watermelon. :) It's been such a long time since I've seen Winston, I almost forgot about him. Cute boy.

  3. Pat Watson BarnesJune 14, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    I'm a sock knitter also and have been wanting to do the watermelon socks. Your's look great.

  4. Kristi@StoneFamilyFarmsteadJune 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    I don't blame him one bit!

  5. I love ducks, they are so cute. They always look like they are smiling. :-) I have 17 chickens, and this year my husband tried to talk me into getting a couple ducks, as well. However, we don't have a water source for them, (pond, lake, etc.) I also have no idea what to house them in, and if a kids swimming pool would be enough water for them. I am thinking about getting a couple Pekins (they are so adorable), but not sure how well they share area with chickens. Not a coop of course, but just yard area