July in Danville is time for the 4-H Fair, where I saw these rock star chickens:
and went on a couple rides:
Our chickens are growing every day. Their winter coop is being built:
In the field, there are some mighty pretty spots (this album I linked to is the best). We have Black-eyed Susans and Purple Coneflower and plenty of others (some came in June and are gone).
Around the house: Shasta daisies (more of our Shasta daisies--an explosion of Becky daisies--here)
Italian White Sunflowers
Baptisia, and much more.
Then there are vegetable gardens desperately in need of tending. I'll only show one picture, of the row garden:
It needs work, but we're about to leave town for a week! We're visiting Maryland, where I graduated from high school, and Virginia (we'll get the garden tour at Monticello).
Thank goodness my parents live next door, but taking care of the chickens alone is a lot to ask (although they do put themselves to bed, even if it takes a while).