Well, Kentucky summer is finally here. The heat held off for a nice long while, but it looks like it’s here to stay. I am dutifully slathering the kids in sunscreen, but mostly we make them wear hats and spend a lot of their time in the shade. Sydney cut an opening in the huge honeysuckle hedge that lines the farm property, and now the kids have a room-sized cool and very dark hidey hole where they spread out their waterproof groundsheet (thanks, Mom!) and color and read between wandering expeditions.
We also have something of a rhythm going for the market on Saturdays. The kids let us unpack the car and set up, and then they take over the back of the car for the rest of the morning. A picnic basket with breakfast, ice water, and 11:00 smoothies also seems to help.