Wow, it's a hot one out there - must be near 80! The chickens don't know what to do. Some are walking around in the sun panting like dogs while the smart ones are lazing about the thickest parts of our woods, even a dust bath is too much effort. The good news is that produce other than peas and cabbage are finally starting to ripen in my garden. Just today I was able to harvest double the amount of tomatoes I've had all season - 4 Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, I popped them all in my mouth right there in the garden. I picked a pound of green beans, my June-bearing strawberries are in full bloom, and I got a few ripe blueberries today - the branches are all weighted down with thousands of green berries. Even my corn plants have mini ears on them now - the ones that remind me of Tom Hanks in the movie BIG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6guOrAsg0FI If I find 80 stifling, I don't think I could ever move back to California.