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Days of Summer
June 28, 2013, 11:03 am
Filed under: June 2013
A couple of steer calves looking for dinner

A couple of steer calves looking for dinner

June 28, 2013

Summer just got here according to the calender, but it’s been hot, muggy and rainy here. I would venture to say “tropical”. It’s nice to see the sun, but when it comes out, the air fills with moisture making it uncomfortable for man and beast.

I will say that the sun on the calves seems to make them grow. They are doing well. They often sleep lazily in a sunny place…waiting on dinner! Today we will be down to the last two bottle babies. They will get weaned in a week or so too. Feeding time is fun for a day or so, but becomes a bit wearing by week number 6 or 7  😮

Cutting firewood is best done early in the morning or late in the evening. The mosquitoes make it a bit difficult, but the mid-day heat is much worse than fighting the blood suckers. I hope my corn is enjoying the humid days, because it is the only thing around here that might!

Yesterday, I was driving in the country in a torrential rain storm. I have not seen flooding like that before. A road where I grew up had water flowing across it sixteen inches deep. I did go through it, but I am not sure it was a good idea. I still can’t believe it. I really feel for the folks in flood prone areas.

The weatherman says the rains will be much less in July and August. I am thinking that means short pastures and not much second cutting hay. I know that it will work out as it is planned. I need to just keep going and quit worrying about things that I cannot fix.

Its is the time for cold drinks and ice cream. The raspberries are now ripening. They go very well with ice cream. I guess these hot days are good for something! It is also much better here, than in parts of the southwest, where the temps are in the triple digits…now those are the Days of Summer … and I am glad I live here on the Northcoast  😮

 


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