Woke up to pouring rain this morning with its company the thunder and lightening. Yesterday we had 78f/25c and high winds which would have warmed the earth up. It certainly warmed me up! So the rain will encourage some grass growth.
And I need that grass to grow. Because my hay pile is very low now. The cows are still on shut down on concrete or the sacrifice paddock, eating hay, waiting. Alex is not a quiet waiter. I think I am seeing changes in Alex’s udder too. Most of these changes are out of the corner of my eye but they are worth noting.
In the meantime I am going to scout about and see if I can buy some more hay. Though the loaves and the fishes come to mind every time I break one hay bale and dole it out. Though it should be the loaves and the fish. I don’t think fishes is proper English! I mean you don’t say “I am off out to buy some fishes for dinner”. However – luckily I am not feeding five thousand!
Above are the pictures of the tailings. Enough said there I think.
My summer workers are in short supply this year. There are large gaps in my diary. I understand – they work for free through the wwoofer program so maybe they are looking for bigger farms with woods and lakes to play in or mountains to climb on their days off. And I am careful not to set up a summer that depends on help. I am careful to only bite off as much as I can chew.
I think it is like teaching – some years you have an amazing group of rowdy involved kids and other years the students are quieter. I think I am looking at a quiet year. But this is life – it will work out.
The days will go past at the same speed. Though I often think that time itself is actually elastic. Maybe time really does pass slowly sometimes, then speed up at other times. It feels like it. How do we know this is not actually happening? What would that study be called. Quantum physics? There is a study of time within quantum physics.
(pause as Cecilia thinks) What is a quantum anyway?
OK, I looked it up. Wikipedia. I quite like this sentence.
Have a lovely day.
ps. High of 68f today with more rain on the way. Go grass!