These are pictures of Smoky rolling. He thinks it is a better way of keeping his coat nice than licking it all the time. Who wants all that fur in your mouth and hairballs anyway?
Everything has been growing and blooming. One of the roses has climbed all the way up into the apple tree. Most of the other roses have faded with the hot weather.
Spinach and lettuce bolted. The beets are great with lots of greens and refrigerator pickled beets.
The beans have flowers and peppers are ripening and there are some green tomatoes coming along.
Look closely at the photo of the pasture. On the lower left the sheep are hanging out. In the upper right there is a mother bear (well, just the back end of her) and her two cubs. I grabbed the camera when I saw them walking down our road and just managed to catch the tail end of the parade.