No garden this year. I think I actually put 2 tomato plants and a couple handfuls of really old seeds out. So far, out of those seeds, I have some cucumbers blooming and one head of Romaine lettuce (which might have already bolted.) Oh well....you can't really tell there's nothing there due to the weeds. sigh
One of the goat sheds has its winter pack. Still. It's the one that is built around a dog pen and the only way to shovel it out is by bending in half at the waist. It's going to hurt to do it but every day I put if off is going to make it worse. I have to get it done before the heat gets unbearable, even if my back keeps telling me to wait a little longer.
I have two lousy bales of hay in storage. Two. That's less than two weeks worth of feed for the goats. So fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed that DH makes it home before the hay runs out. I might be able to find an odd bale at a farm store- maybe - but I can't load and unload more than that.
And I'm already missing my goat milk. I bought the first half gallon of store bought stuff the other day. I made sure to get whole milk so the difference wouldn't be as noticeable but...no.
Last Spring we had our rickety old pine trees cut down for safety reasons. But we didn't have a backup plan for the shade we lost over the chicken coop and rabbit hutches. Then we lost an old buck rabbit and I'm afraid the heat might have played a part in it. So now I'm rigging up tarps and trying to protect the rabbits and chickens from heat sicknesses.
I don't know why God worked things out like this but I'm sure there is a lesson in there somewhere. Maybe I'm not cut out to be a single homesteader. Maybe I need to have a better elder care plan. Maybe I'm trying to do more than God wants me to do. Maybe I'm not doing enough and I need to try harder. There's lots for me to look at and try to improve! Some soul searching is going to have to be done.
In the meantime... I'm thankful for other things: My mom is finally back to her home! The doctor visits for my grandma are becoming less frequent. There is a good roof over my head and the air conditioning works!