Summer has made us hardworking and lazy all at the same time. Long, hot days spent, with no schedule or agenda. One hour just ticking into the next. Work has focused around the veggie garden. We’ve built frames to hang the shadecloth to protect the plants during the inevitable heatwave, and we’ve put mesh around the fruit crate beds to stop any snakes from taking up residence. The kids have planted their own veggie bed too, complete with sunflowers, carrots, parsley and peas.