We had a very relaxed Independence Day. I got some mowing done and harvested some of the garlic I planted last fall (It's either Russian red or Czech red, but I can't remember which I planted in which bed). I made it up into a lovely braid but I forgot to take a pic of it.
I was washing the dirt off the garlic when David called out, "The tour bus is here." Our farm visitors were none other than Lee Ann's daughter, Twinkletoes, accompanied by Lee Ann's mother and her husband, and Twinkletoes's father (Spiff is so much better a catch). Turns out Lee Ann's mom only lives a half hour from here, so it was a short trip to come see the animals.
They had a nice time seeing the 'pacas, though I think Herself had the most fun feeding grass to the goats, which were a bit less intimidating size-wise, and examining the dead shrew that showed up in my driveway, apparently courtesy of one of the neighborhood cats. Afterwards I sent them down to the other end of our road, where I was pretty sure the newly-reopened ice cream place would be doing steady business today.
Other than that, a bit of laundry was done, some Wonder Woman was watched, and we had an all-American 4th of July dinner of stir-fried seitan and vegetables. And I also got through a complete pattern repeat on the wedding vest swatch.
The photo isn't great - the drawback to using a pop-up flash at close quarters - but the pattern is quite easy to see. I was going for a damask-ish look and I think I've achieved it. Now to do it in lower contrast colors.