Monday, August 31, 2015

August This Year

And so we come to the end of another month ~ August seemed to go by in a blur.  I don't have anything clever to write about but I do have a few pictures to share from the month gone by.  Some knitting, some spinning, a new sheep to the flock.  Market lambs are all sold and the pastures are quiet again, that's nice.  Hay is laying in the field, not being baled because of rain...that's not so nice and could become an issue.  Lots of green tomatoes on the vine, they need the sun and heat but I sure have been enjoying the cooler than normal temperatures - we even had a fire one night to knit by.

The phlox is beautiful again this year!

A new double daylily, this one bloomed a long time.

Nothing beats the old Royal Standard Hosta

A new planting, love the Stokes Aster
Any day now, these Cherokee Purple tomatoes will be ripe!

Another Simmer Dim shawl for a new Outlander reader

Knitting on the porch, sheep in pasture, Corriedale wool

Crazy new sheep "Maril" a black Finn and Edwina's chicken butt!

And there you have it, a snapshot of August!  What did your August look like?  I do know that going forward into September, with only a week until the new school year here in mid-Michigan (and our Colorado boys already back to class) it's a time I want to spend in prayer for our kids going back to school.  We need God's help and care more than ever, it seems, and I don't want to be a Granny who fails in that department!  I can't go to the classroom with them but I can send them surrounded with the armor of God!

Gonna miss my guys when they're back in school...I get pretty used to having them here with me every day.