Saturday, July 3, 2010
Early Summer Days
1.Go see the 'beebee chicks'. Pet one and scare the rest to pieces while you corner them.
2.Go see the "big FAT chickies". These are the ones in the pasture and apparently this is how they are distinguished from the hens and the new 'beebee' chicks. Emphasize and repeat the word 'fat' until spit flies out your mouth.
3.Since they're in the pasture, it's inevitable that you will also see the sheep. No big deal at this point.
4.DUNCAN!!!! Let him lick your fingers and giggle a lot.
5. Rosie! Get UP and come see us!! Scratch her ears and say yuck when her wet nose gets on your arm.
6. Walk by the dump truck and stick your head up inside near the front driver's side tire. Avoid the poop on the tire, the mud on the surrounding parts of the truck, and ignore the smell of rotten seafood and you will notice a nest tucked into the corner. Inside you will find...
Thanks for coming along on that little tour! Things continue to truck along nicely here at the farm. Mark has begun to cultivate the soybeans- the slowest and most painstaking job on the farm by far. Watching the weather forecast carefully, it seemed all clear to cut hay this week, but alas, this morning the forecast did a 360 and is now calling for shower tonight and potentially more over the next few days. So it's tedded (sp?) out and we're hoping for the best. It's almost a guarantee around here that if we cut hay, it will rain in the next couple of days. Like when all the cows are laying down in the fields at once, or when the lawn is covered with dew-laden spider webs in the morning. It's just a given, a sign. So if you're wondering, you can rest assured that over the next couple of weeks, we will be getting showers every three days or so. Not a lot. Just enough to put a damper on quality hay making.
Hope this finds you celebrating a patriotic Canada Day and doing a sun dance to keep the rain away...for a few days at least!