(This post will add to the many, many visits we get from people searching for "First Dacha," which appears to be a night club in Latvia. )
We spent our first week at our dacha for this year! There was so much to catch up on. The road had flooded in early spring, so there was mud to clear away, and the grass was waist high. Will did a whole lot of scything. It was wonderful to be out there again! We enjoyed good, small harvests of peas and cherries, and we're starting to get a few apricots. Soon we'll have ripe tomatoes. Beyond that, we've haven't really done much gardening this year; The Move took too much time and energy.
Hopefully, we'll be able to enjoy a summer schedule now: Tuesday-Saturday at the dacha. Come home to wash up. Church all day Sunday. Monday is laundry, home stuff and a swim. Then back to the dacha! It's much closer to the church than our apartment is, so that's nice for Will. And we all love the outdoor time!