Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer is Here!

Well, it's getting warm out here in the desert.  Yesterday, it reached 105 degrees!  Ugh.  The chickens are managing.  I let them out to free range during the day since the coyotes are long gone during the heat of the day.  They love to go under the trees and take cool dust baths.  They are out pretty much from 10 till 5 or so.  Lucky girls!

Our move is still happening but it will just be slow.  First off, we have a trip to Mexico to take!  Amy is driving the RV down with two other RV's with friends and family on board.  They will go about 15 or so hours driving south to Loreto.  They leave the 28th of this month and I fly down the 8th of July for a week and then we all drive back together.  Looking forward to the getaway!!  The dogs are even going!  Ha ha.  Amy, being from a farm, loves the fishing and snorkeling down there.  I don't eat fish, but just love being away.  But, we'll have wifi and I'll be sure and have a couple posts while away!

I'm also working on getting my private practice back in San Diego.  I was surprised that after I contacted a couple former clients they wanted to return so I've filled one day in San Diego and if this holds will soon be opening day two so the transition has started.  A new website is in process, facebook and twitter pages for work, the whole deal.  Definitely have to jump into the "techno game" there due to the competition.  But, that's okay. 

I went to the San Diego County Fair last week with a friend and her daughter.  It was great fun.  They had the poultry exhibition and I saw some beautiful breeds in person I had only heard and saw pictures of before.  The Frizzles and true heritage Rhode Island Red were my favorites.  When I make my move, I hope to have a REAL Rhode Island Red instead of the Production Reds that the hatcheries pass on.

The garden is producing a lot of chard and a couple pickling cucumbers.  The soil is still just not right.  But, I am done trying.  Four years I gave it my best shot.  It will be a snap down in rural San Diego.  Great soil.

Hope everyone is well and thank you so much for continuing to follow me!!  I am not going to stop this blog and will get it up to full swing again after all this change has passed.  Soooo much going on!


  1. So good to see you post. Was wondering how things are going for you both. A vacation to Mexico sound like great fun for all.
    Getting your private practice going sounds wonderful too.
    Hope everything continues to go smoothly with the move.
    Best of luck to you and Amy.

  2. I don't know much about gardening or SD, but I do know that my two bantam frizzles are a scream! love them to bits, so sweet and soft and they look like dust mops, LOL! Definitely want more.

    However I will never again have rhode island reds (the pure breed, not the production reds). they are mean, willful, don't lay much and go broody all the time. fed up with that! and the roosters are so aggressive!


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