Today we will finish chores quick-quick and then drive up to the airport to collect the fourth member of our mid-summer team. Michael – he is Scottish. And will be staying a month. That should be fun.
These three took themselves for a walk down the road yesterday. In fact they were running down the road, heading North in fright when I found them. Lucky for me they are trained to come when they are called and I was able to turn them around and walk them all back home. Once I was within shouting distance I turned off the quad and called them back. My voic stopped them. I have never been more grateful for my big theatrical shout. BOBBY!!! OFF TO THE BARN!! BOBBY! OFF TO THE BARN. “Off to the barn” is the call I use when I get Lady Astor to come up for the milking so they know what it means.
The corn on the side of the road acted as a kind of colander-ish fence and they walked down the edge until they saw the driveway and then the barn and turned for home – me trotting in the rear in my boots and short farmers skirt. The 4 wheeler abandoned far behind me. Lady Astor was acting like an auditory lighthouse, bellowing from the field – guiding them back away from the rocks and towards home.
Naughty little cows.
Weather. Perfect hay drying weather. Not too hot. Not too windy.
Tuesday 07/18 10% / 0 in
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 87F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday Night 07/18 20% / 0 in
A few clouds overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 69F. Winds light and variable.
Variable – you know I only encounter the word variable in weather forecasts. Light and variable. It should be light BUT variable. As in light at the moment but that might change into a gale and blow all the washing off the line. That variable. Funny little word.