Yesterday, we finished hauling the last of the “fourteen acre field”, which is the second to the last field, and then we are done.
This is a nice short load of sixty bales, so I didn’t have to go five high, I could do four stacks of fifteen instead of two and a half stacks of twenty-five, which would then need to be tied on.
Because it would be too much trouble, and it would just waste gas to make another trip, we towed the “Donald” back to the house with the hay truck.
This is the of the last field, partially cut. It’s going to be a devil because there are so many obstacles to go around, putting big wows in the rounds.
While I was putting the horse out this morning, I heard some cutters start felling trees to the north, and twenty minutes earlier, I had seen a logger’s pickup go up the mountain.
It’ll be nice to have log trucks going by again. After they finished their job and moved out in late spring, we missed hearing the tower(it was a canyon that was being logged), and the loader, and the trucks going by.
My Mom and I were are so good at recognizing engines, that we made a game of guessing which truck was coming by, just by the engine and the driver’s driving habits.
With it being so hot and the humility in the mid twenties, when you step outside, you don’t even have to take a deep breath and you can smell the woods/trees. Everything is a dry as a tinder box. When the woods are like that, the loggers are on one o’clock shut down, and then someone has to stay for a couple hours on fire watch. I have already smelled a couple fires so far.
When I got up this morning, it was already 60* Fahrenheit. In preparation of the heatwave, Melvin got his pants trimmed, so that he will be a little cooler and won’t overheat, hopefully.
In other news, I ate the first blackberry of the year this morning. It was a little sour, but delicious!
This was a luck shot, of the swallows sitting in the big, dead cherry tree. They usually sit on the top of the shop roof. I counted fifteen in this picture and about ten more on another branch.
The high for today was 102* Fahrenheit, and as of now – 8:20pm – the temptature has went down to 83*. The weather man is forcasting even hotter for tomorrow.
Found this spider on the way up to the greenhouse this morning. I can’t tell what it has caught…maybe a crane fly or something like that.