Do you like summertime? I do! I like harvesting, sharing, and eating the beauties from my garden….
I like the long days that stretch into the later hours…
……and the hot summer night sounds from my neighbors Peacocks
I like the warmth of early summer….
…..when the ground is still green…
Happy chickens in the warmth of early summer.
THEN…..August thinks it can just come along and spoil the goodness of my green summer days……my least favorite time of the year!!
What’s that??? Hey who invited, August, to our summer party??
August brings the heat, and the dryness to the land. It is the time for getting poked from stickers that get stuck in your socks as you walk through the dry grasses.
Unfortunately, a bolt on the mowing implement attached to the tractor was broken for awhile at the end of June. Burn restrictions went up on July 3rd…since we have rocks, and metal blades against rocks can create sparks…sparks against dry grasses can create fires…mowing season ended earlier than usual. I didn’t have a chance to do the final cutting…so, unfortunately, the weeds are larger, and uglier than I am happy with…
The chickens get hot, and scrounge the dry grasses for bugs and seeds. I hooked up a fan in the chicken house for relief of the hens while they conduct their “business”…then I turn the fan in the afternoon toward the roosting boards so they can find some relief as they need it.
The pond has receded….thankfully it has never gone dry! But this summer…actually, the past two summers, have really tested our little pond….
The pond is way down…this “green” area is usually not as large.
See the green ridge above the water line? This is where the pond usually recedes too…the ridge above it is where the pond sits when it full…I call that the NORMAL part of the year!!
Saturday, August 30th, did bring some relief…
Fall can’t come too soon!!
Thank you for sharing the first day of September with me. I hope your Labor Day is spectacular….put one on the barbie for me, and I’ll add a burger on my BBQ for you!!
Your friend from the NW,