The old people (and my neighbours who are not old at all) say that for “For every fog in August, there will be a snowfall in the winter.” Though this saying does not rhyme so I am not sure I trust it.
“If a cold August follows a hot July, it foretells a winter hard and dry.” That does rhyme so it is probably true!
Well, we had a cold July and almost every morning this week has been misty and still. So my sister in New Zealand is knitting me a new long extra thick wooly jersey with extra long sleeves to go under my jacket that she will give to me when I go to visit in October.
I found a A bull snake. They are protected on the farm as they eat mice. Our John is always thrilled when he hears that I have found one. I am not quite so thrilled. I grew up on a beach in New Zealand. I am not quite as calm when I see a snake. But I try to be nice. They scare Boo too. He literally runs away when he sees a snake.
It is Gracie’s last week, she leaves on Thursday for Wisconsin where she is going to the university there. Two more full days.
This is my favourite photo for her mother so far. Hi Mum!
Letters for my Little Sister. The book written by The Fellowship is now at the end of its long journey. Or rather the end of its beginning as a book. Today is the day that I make the printing order. So what do you think? I have 68 contributors, many of whom would like two copies, and I know many others of you would like a copy too. This is a ground breaking book written by real women exposing the real truth about menopause. The funny, gorgeous, ugly and wonderful. Just like we are. We have brought all the skeletons out of the closet and the bones have been gnawed on. So I am going to take a big gulp and order 200 books to be printed. As long as everyone who wants one, gets a copy and I have covered my costs then I am happy. Can we sell 200 do you think?
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Your friend on the farmy,