A bit of a garden got planted. Peas planted back in April gave us some delicious snap to our salads. Lettuces and radish planted didn't sprout even one leaf but we are having some moderate success with tomatoes. All of the plants here are very short and we've decided it's due to the ever present winds. Plans are in the works for some hoop houses and we also may put a wood 6 foot fence up to block the wind. We got some pumpkins planted late so now it is a race against the frost.
Friends of ours have bought a vacant parcel in our neighborhood and are in the process of building. Since they had no place to live we offered to let them set their bus turned RV up at Prairie Cairn Cottage. It's really nice on the inside, she even has an old claw footed tub in there. They have been great helping out around the cottage. She owns a tractor and was kind enough to prepare the shelter belt site for us. Yes, that is her on the tractor. She is a dear person and a fellow sister in Christ. We've really enjoyed having them this summer. They have a Rat Terrier who has become Little Black Brindle's best friend. They also have 3 cats, one who is very old and has taken a liking to Tabby and being in the house rather than the RV.
Another project that has consumed much of our time has been painting our old house in Colorado. We are down in Colorado often enough that we never sold the house or rented it out and we needed to paint the exterior. There was some damage to the siding on the kitchen bump out so we tore off the old siding and replaced it. Next up is to get the roof replaced. Colorado is known for hail and the former Cottage suffered some damage last year.
Thanks for taking a break with us at Prairie Cairn Cottage today. Come back again and we'll drink some Lavender Lemonade and watch the breezes blow the grasses out on the prairie.