Carol organized a Girls Camp for the week and I had the honor to give a clicker training demo to the kids.
The horses Sugar and Sarah were great in helping me teaching the girls about a kind and gentle way of training.
The girls were amazing and it was a great pleasure to tell them all about clicker training horses.
The next day Carol came over to my place with the group and we had a lovely picnic and everyone met with Flicka, Freya and Yentl. The horses loved all the attention!
It was a wonderful time and lots of fun. :)
Only Sunday I had a visitor. Isabelle is a photographer from Montreal in Quebec and is on a journey to BC to meet family she has never met before. She documents her travel and will interview people on her route. She hopes to make a photo book of this journey.
It was so nice to meet her and an honor to have her as guest on my little homestead. :)
The gardens are flourishing. The pumpkins are growing so well!
I pick peas all the time to use them in salads. Fresh and so sweet!
One of the sunflowers is blooming now. It's a beautiful orange color and pretty tall.
The Crimson Flowered broad beans are giving beans now. I've read that these bean plants are very good for the soil too.
Last week was very hot and humid but Saturday it rained a lot but the rest of the week it will be warm , sunny and dry.
I try to do most chores in the morning or early evening. During the heat in the afternoons, I read or watch something on Netflix on my phone.
I keep the cooler cold with the frozen bottles. Every few days I pick them up from Sheri's freezer and have a nice visit with a lovely cup of coffee. Always fun to catch up and chat and have some good laughs together. :)
The barn swallows are doing great. The babies are getting ready to leave the nest soon. They are chirping a lot and flapping their little wings in practice for their first flight. I'm so happy I'm able to watch the whole process of building a nest to this point of babies growing up.
The babies are so cute and funny too.
When they have to poop, they point their tiny butts over the edge of the nest, wiggle really fast , and then ploop!
Hahaha. Lucky most of it falls in the grass.
Yesterday I took Sammy with me. Paul has to work out of town for a few days so she stays here. We had already a nice long walk in the field and she was so happy. Running up and down the hills and catching grasshoppers.
Cats are happy too because they get to be inside for the day and sleep on the couch. The hard life of farm cats huh?