The Languid Air of Summer —- Sunday, July 1, 2018

Our air is hot! Hot and dry.

But here we are.  The middle of summer… the Second cutting of alfalfa!

The smells in the house have been lovely.  Early morning dew on the drying hay, hot summer sun at the middle of the day, and crisp smells of sharp clean scent in the evening.

The whispering sound as Terry and I fork over the end, getting ready for the baler.

Then the rich sound of the baler…while Boomer and I move through the field making sure the bales are sitting on their sides for the stack wagon.

A very hot and BORED beagle riding behind me.  He makes it for about a 1/2 hour, then after that, he is done.  Gets off and hides in the shade.

The second cutting of alfalfa! We are in the middle of Summer!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


24 thoughts on “The Languid Air of Summer —- Sunday, July 1, 2018

  1. Pingback: The Languid Air of Summer –- Sunday, July 1, 2018 — Life on a Colorado Farm – „Ingerii sunt spirite inaripate, prietene cu spiritul tau inaripat.“

  2. That is some good looking alfalfa! I honestly can’t believe you are doing the second cutting as it seems early – But it’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos of your harvest and those western skies!
    Boom looks really hot ! 104° – ish days is really exhausting for you guys and all the critters :-/ Stay cool!


  3. Summer really is going fast. It is has been so long that I don’t remember, but I think that apricot season would be over by now. The orchards would be smelling like overripe apricots rotting and drying by now. There are always some left behind on the ground.


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