A Heatwave is Heading for Maine


This week the temperatures really are heating up! 

We don't usually get a very long string of super hot days here in Maine, but when we do, look out! 



Without central air conditioning and with a flock of cold-tolerant (but not necessarily heat-hardy chickens) who live in a coop set in the full sun all day, battling the heat is a full-time job! 

But in between hauling water buckets to the coop, I managed to finish my next book! 

I turned in the last word, the last photo, the last edit.... so now the waiting game begins! 

Coming out in February 2020, DIY Chicken Keeping is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

Pre-orders are so important to authors. 

They tell publishers and retailers how great the interest might be in a book and dictate how many order they place before the book even comes out! 

Not ready to pre-order? Merely adding the book to your wish list is a great way to support your favorite author (wink, wink!) and also give your loved ones gift ideas! 

(My husband loves when I add things to my Amazon wish list. It makes Christmas shopping for me so much easier for him!)

Besides finishing my book, we also shot a new episode of Welcome to my Farm that will begin airing here in Maine on NBC next month. 

We visited Moore Manor Lavender, a local lavender farm not too far from my house. It's going to be a fun episode! So stay tuned for more on that...

In the meantime, you can watch the first four episodes here streaming on YouTube if you don't live in Maine.

We also started harvesting some veggies from the garden. 

I have to admit that the garden has been largely completely neglected this year. It was such a late, cold, wet spring and I just haven't had the time to devote to it.

I planted seeds and that was about it. 

I haven't weeded or trimmed or staked or pruned or even picked bugs off the plants.

And still, it's producing!

We harvested garlic, rainbow chard, peas, radishes and lettuce this week for a really nice garden salad! Plus some for the chickens and ducks.

Other than that, we had a pretty quiet week, just enjoying spending time with all our animals, but especially our new baby goslings! They're two weeks old ... and growing so fast.

Enjoy this peek at our week.

























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