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It’s the dog days of summer around here. It seems like “the heat” is all anybody here in Louisville is talking about anymore. But, I try not to complain about it. Summer is my favorite! I don’t hold back in grumbling about the cold, but summer is the time for watermelon, days at the pool, long nights outside with cocktails, grilling out, waterskiing, and enjoying family and friends just a little bit more as life slows down.

Here’s a few pics of my summer girl that Lee shot. She loves to get a big ol stick in her mouth, shake it like its a dead animal, and prance around the backyard like she just won first prize in the Pedigree dog show.

This summer we also started a garden. The operative word being “started.” We haven’t gotten a whole lot of fruit from our labors, but we have definitely learned a whole lot of lessons for next year. That and we have a bumper crop of Bibb lettuce that tastes disgusting. (Anybody know why our lettuce would taste bitter and chemically? We’ve applied no chemicals.) And on the right is as artsy a picture as you’ll find of a composter. Also a new endeavor for us this year. I love not throwing away all the fruit and vegetable trimmings we use to pile up in a landfill where it will not decompose (at least not very quickly). I’ve purchased this compost bucket which sits on the counter and gets filled up until its ready to be brought out to the big guy.

And here are some lovely farmer’s market eggs, which I thought were too beautiful not to photograph. Just yesterday I read an article in Today’s Woman magazine about a local Louisvillain business called Chickens in the Hood that builds custom chicken coops and educates people about urban chicken farming. Love it! Maybe one day we’ll have our own chickens to lay such beautiful eggs!

To summer!

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon;

to me those have always been the two most

beautiful words in the English language.”

Henry James

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