It’s warm here. We had 102* yesterday afternoon. The dogs and Terry languished melting into the house; laying around in the family room while the swamp cooler cooled them down.
I worked at keeping the yard watered then around four o’clock decided I would just have to wait and start all over again as soon as the temps dropped back down to 98* or so. The heat did pound right into me as I walked here and there moving hoses. It was hot enough walking made a person feel like they were moving in slow motion.
The day had started with huge promise of being hot and it kept it’s promise.
Moving through the growing corn to set water re-confirmed that we WERE in July. The biting bugs hovered and dug right in for a lush rich drink of blood as we moved from one spot to another.
Finally we hopped back onto the four-wheelers and drove through the almost to tassel (but not just yet) corn into the wildly green pasture at the very top of the farm…here the mosquitoes and biting gnats gave way to swarms of more hungry bugs…tiny horse flies, deer flies and giant horse flies, no-see-ums, you name it. But the air was cool and fresh in the pasture so it made the flies seem endurable.
Yesterday, was also Delta’s summer celebration –Deltarado Days. We only attended the Parade, the Car Show and the Tractor Pull (I sure you knew we would attend those last two…:) )
By evening and the last change of the irrigation water we had cooled down to a very nice 88*. The night cooled even further down with dew setting on around four this morning.
Terry is out baling hay right now. Although he won’t be out there very long because this day is heating up also.
Normally we don’t really work on Sunday…we treat it as a ‘day of rest’, but now and again somethings must be done…baling the hay when all things come together to create the bale is one of those things.
Thank each of you for your continued friendship across the miles. Having my internet back is sure nice!
Your farm friend,