The farmers were finally able to plant the fields this week. It's been hot and dry and lovely for six days straight. The fruit trees seem to be suffering a bit. I am not sure if it is the wet ground, a fungus, a bug, or maybe deer. It is probably a combination of things. Hopefully this can be solved, or we will be growing rhubarb instead. Rhubarb is easy. J just celebrated her birthday too. Her sisters built her a horrendous cake. We got a bucket of fudge swirl ice cream to soften the appearance. It all tasted good.