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Quote of the Day: Michael Perry

August 22nd, 2010

“This is the time of year when the countryside truly thumbs its nose at the subzero purge of winter. The greenery is full-blown, the dew-drenched morning reverberate with a tropical chirp and twitter, and everywhere there are babies: tiny rabbits beneath the apple tree, speckle-chested robins begging worms from mama, a spotted fawn by the mailbox down by the driveway, and now and then a glimpse of the pheasant hen leading her loyal brood.”

Michael Perry, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting

We saw this fawn with it’s twin and mama a week ago in the back garden. Not that I was happy to see it since it will be eating my blueberry bushes this winter along with my apple trees and strawberries. It was peeking around the garage, that’s my cold frame right in front of it. (thanks to Mr Chiots for running out and getting this photo).

I’d have to say one of my favorite things about summer is all the activity in the garden. Bees are buzzing on every thing that blooms, butterflies flit about and you see birds everywhere. The gardens are alive with color and life.

What do you love about summer?

5 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Michael Perry”
  1. tj on August 22, 2010 at 9:33 am

    …Just that. All the activity, the birds, bees, flowers blooming, moles, cucumber beetles, squash bugs, humi…okay, okay, I’m kidding…lol Well, not kidding about the first part but the moles, etc…I kid… ;o)

    …We have a doe and two fawns at our place too! They are lovely to look at but they can be such destructive creatures… :o\

    …Have a great Sunday and blessings too…

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    • tj on August 22, 2010 at 9:36 am

      …And by the way, that last photo…is that, um, butterfly porn here on Chiot’s Run? Really you two! I’m shocked! *giggle*snort* ;o)

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  2. Wanda on August 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Nice pictures! I love summer, too, as well as spring, fall and winter. I wouldn’t want to leave where the seasons don’t change.

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  3. Amy on August 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Susy~I thought you might enjoy this…I have yet to try it but it sounds like “summer” and I cannot wait to try it….

    3 long cucumbers
    1 1/2 – 2 C sugar (depending on your sweet tooth)
    2 C fresh squeezed limes (8)
    enough water to make a gallon

    I put the sugar in a large pan with a strainer above, then puree the cucumbers in 2 batches in my blender, each batch with 2C of water. I pour these in the strainer and then stir the pan mixture till the sugar dissolves. Then add the lime juice and add water, pouring through the cucumber in the strainer till it equals a gallon.

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  4. MAYBELLINE on August 23, 2010 at 10:42 am

    The end.
    Come on fall!

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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