It was great to see them, although I did neglect the farm stuff a bit. The barn / gardening chores took a backseat to family fun. Chores that involved animals didn't change much except maybe occuring a little bit later than usual.
Gardening stuff was only done to the extent that I kept everything watered as to avoid my entire vegetable crop withering from the heat, drying to a crisp and blowing away in the desert like heat and occasional convection oven wind.
Do you know what you get when you fail to look over your squash garden for five days? This:
Or to put it in better perspective:
Geezus Momma, what am I supposed to do with this?
The heat didn't waver for my family visit either; 100 degree temps the entire time. We did manage to take a trip to the local spring swimming hole though, and it was quite refreshing.
Dad and Christine left yesterday morning so I had all of yesterday to get back into the swing of things. Did the laundry, cleaned up a bit, made some bread, chopped up some yellow squash and zucchini for last night's dinner and made a quiche for Paul's breakfast this morning (which included zucchini, imagine that).
Quiche is not only one of my favorite breakfast (or brunch, or lunch, or dinner) items, but it's a great way to use up the milk, cheese and eggs we seem to have in abundance during the summer. It also keeps well in the fridge so I like to make it the evening before so I don't have to make breakfast in the morning. Lazy? Maybe. Smart? Yep.