So, the sad news we came home to last week was that one of our chickens didn't make it through the summer. Unfortunately, the coop they boarded in while we were gone didn't have a roof, and we hadn't clipped our chickens' wings. One of them flew the coop, and was never seen again. RIP Sammy.
The happier news is that the other three are all in good health, and began to lay eggs! The family presented us with our chickens' very first egg (carefully blown and preserved) and my daughter has placed it in a handmade felted "nest" on our mantlepiece. Each chicken is currently laying an egg per day, usually between 8 am and noon. My daughter loves to hunt for them in their pen and brings them in daily. We are all very impressed with our chickens.
In other good news, we're feasting almost daily one salads from our garden, peas galore, and I'm waiting for one strange squash to ripen enough to pick. (If only I knew what it was, and when to pick it!)
In very exciting news, my brussels sprounts plants have survived, and I believe I'll actually get to eat brussels sprouts later…
Shh! Don't tell anyone, but I took almost the whole summer off. I packed my husband and kids onto a plane and zipped off to the Adirondacks for over 3 weeks, then on to Santa Cruz, California for another week. I arrived back home just in time to scramble to get ready for my next book release - The Cowboy Imports a Bride.
This is the third book in the Cowboys of Chance Creek series, and this book features Rob Matheson and Morgan Tate. If you've read The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride, or The Cowboy Wins a Bride, you'll remember that Rob is a veteran practical joker and Morgan is the half-sister Ethan and Claire Cruz never knew they had. Rob and Morgan are both ready to make big changes in their lives - here's the blurb:
Rob Mathesonâ€™s a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, heâ€™s a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesnâ€™t know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, heâ€™s left with his lonely life â€“ and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he…
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