Perfect for making hay!
Rain, rain, stay away. Come again some other day!
The third (3rd) cutting of the first field!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
(Stolen from Pinterest)
Sadly summer is going fast! Ever so fast!
The little Rufus Hummingbirds have arrived…always a signal the migration has begun
Then, yesterday, I noticed I was missing seeing the Robins
and the Oriels. Darn it.
Summer is sinking fast.
Yes I know it’s still hot. But time is winding down.
Moving toward that bright heady experience of Harvest and Fall, or Autumn, however, you wish to call it.
School is starting (even started in some places).
There we have it…summer, that most wondrous time of the year, is feeling the long, long shadow of loss of the Spring birds
Kinda sad, really. But I’m going to take it one day at a time; pretending the cold weather is WAY out there in the future!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” ― Mary Oliver
Even though there is lots of work still to be done
And we are in the middle of third cutting of hay
With hay customers coming on a regular basis
We took a day off and went on a fun
And a whole lot of fun!
From my world to your heart,
The evening ride was a brief enchantment from the daily activities.
We were driving toward a storm; rain chutes reflecting the setting suns’ rays.
Then the dark clouds washed over us, pushed along by strong winds
Stopping we put Boomer in the front with us, for giant drops of rains were starting to descend. (He was one very glad dog to be sitting on my lap, nose stuck out the rolled down window. A huge doggie smile upon his face.)
The drive home was in the middle of the storm, lightening, thunder and at times rain coming so hard and fast we couldn’t see the road. This morning the air is moving gently over us, hinting at the first cool touches of late September.
So you would think I could get a good photo or two of the little flying jewels, but nope.
Another long time blog friend, Marianne, took some really good photos of the hummers at her farm in the state of New York: Northviewdairy.blogspot.com. She is a first time grandma and lucky to have the little tyke and her mom and dad right there in the wonderful, large, and roomy farmhouse. So when the parents are out at their day jobs…Marianne and Ralph get the baby ‘all to their selves’!!!!
Yesterday, Marianne captured a really fun photo post of a Momma hare and her teenaged bunny! Head over and check it out…farming in a world of rich green loveliness!
Another of your farming friends,
Kagedog, My longtime blog reading friend sent me this lovely rainbow.
Here is what her email said: “Here’s a rainbow for you, Linda, just to brighten your day. I took this one a couple of years back from our deck. We don’t often see rainbows over Cedaredge. More often in the other direction over the Black Canyon. Just thought you might enjoy it.
Now you can also enjoy it! A gift of hope!
We are gradually returning to almost normal. It’s been weeks and weeks, but today we are making some sort of headway.
Yesterday the Dog Days of summer ended! Along with that ending we have started seeing trees showing up with yellow leaves. The nights are cool enough I need to shut the windows in the early morning. Usually August is hot, but we are not seeing that here and now. It is feeling like September already. What a strange year this has been.
The pinto beans are ready for harvest. Terry finished the last set of water last week to allow the soil under the plants to dry out so he can start pulling them. He thinks the last week of August he will start pulling the plants so they can dry and he can combine them.
Where has summer gone?
Ever since Misty got sick and we got lots and lots of company I have been in a holding pattern. Whenever I get into that ‘just treading water place” I seem to have bad dreams of drowning.
But today I took a nap…and really slept. I also got almost four weeks of lawn mowed and the edges around the yard taken care of…you just don’t know how nice that is until you can’t find time to get to it. I am also getting my laundry caught up. Tomorrow I will go shopping everything I had has been eaten up… 🙂
Misty went back to work this afternoon, with our family doctor’s blessing. We are waiting now for her appointment with the neurologist in Grand Junction. He comes highly recommended so we have lots of hope.
The grandchildren will continue to stay with us during the day until each of their respective schools start, after that Terry and I will be back to normal.
Knock on wood.
The field corn is starting to dent — goodness this summer seems to have flown by while we waited for answers from the Doctors.
Once more I thank you for staying connected for your emails, and comments and concern.