We were visiting very lovely friends who live at the base of Grand Mesa when a refreshing little rain shower cleared the air and delivered to us
From my heart to your world,
Friday evening last, the clouds in the west parted as the sunset
Causing Sun Dogs to appear
In the storm rainclouds
In the East
And the South East
I counted four all together!
They portend a cool down. In the Summers cooldowns are nice. In the Winter, it means even colder weather in three days.
Here we are Tuesday, with Yes a shade bit cooler weather. Tomorrow we start heading back up in the heat!
From my world to your heart,
As soon as he got in, from cutting the hay, big black clouds blew in.
“NO!” We both thought. “PLEASE NO!”
Lucky I had my fallen star still in my pocket–we were saving it for a rainy day. Today was a perfect time to use it.
It must have worked; the rain never fell, the sun came out, and even the wind showed up– drying the alfalfa into nice rich (dry) hay.
This morning the dew was perfect for baling. We are on our way. Second cutting of hay is going to turn out just right. We have customers waiting…even a man as far away as Lake City, Colorado, is waiting for this batch. This man has 28 horses and only wants straight alfalfa hay to get his herd through the long cold winters up there. He comes in with a semi-and loads up.
Our other customers ( horses, cows, sheep and goats) have been calling. It will be nice to fill their orders. It is also much appreciated to know we have such loyal and steady customers.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
Terry got the hay all in and most of it sold…orders came in Friday. Come Monday the most (of the rest) of the hay will leave.
The dogs and I got our part taken care of so Terry could finish up his. Aren’t they a hoot ‘helping’ me?
It’s raining here. The rain is nice. It started around 8 in the evening and has only stopped around right now. All the dogs are outside, which I like and so do they. The other nice thing about this rain is our temps have dropped to the high 70s, most enjoyable.
Our youngest grandchild is delighted with all the hummingbirds…she keeps hoping if she stands really still one will land on her.
Saturday afternoon I went with Terry to one of the 4-H and FFA annual livestock sales where Terry was representing a company he is on the board as a buyer. It’s been a long time since I sat in a sales ring watching kids bring their animals through for the sale. I found the experience lots of fun. I would post the photos here but I didn’t do a very good job taking them, they all turned out poorly.
Since it’s too wet to do anything outside I think this day is going to one of catching up and taking it easy all at once.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday…it is really nice here!