ALL DAY YESTERDAY and all the day before that the wind blew hard and hot. Like a blow torch. My skin was black with dust and my hay fever was out of control. The storms and rain last night was very welcome. Though Boo jumping onto the bed when the thunder rolled was not so welcome.The flowers on the magnolia all popped open in yesterdays heat and were fried dry on the same day.
The ducklings did spend most of the day in the turkey house out of the winds – I had to herd them out for a photo shoot. It was so hot last night that I turned all the chicks and ducklings heat sources off. I have to mention here that July temperatures with April winds are a nasty mix.
Do you see their little wings forming?
They look so Neanderthal. By late afternoon we were at 90F and still blowing hard with racing rain clouds above us.
I brought Sheila into the barn. She was on the list to bring in this weekend so I can prepare her big field for resowing. So this is just a few days early. I have no more straw for her house and did not want the old girl sleeping on wet ground. She was obviously grateful.
The piglets are almost always drinking from their mother while she and they are standing up now. She does not sing to them anymore but stands still and sleepy like an old horse and they drink their fill.
It won’t be long now and I will wean her from these fat babies and she and Sheila will continue down to the root cellar for the summer.
Yesterday my neighbor came and sowed the sweetcorn.
Our lives run in these cycles. I don’t feel the comfort of them yet. The cycles of the seasons make me feel trapped. Mired in inertia. Though mired and inertia are not comfortable sentence – bedfellows. I need to make sure to challenge myself often or I get restless. I think many of us are like this.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: The blow- torch heat has broken. Thanks Gods. And rain for the fields and gardens and sown seeds. YAY.
Thursday 05/03 80% / 0.29 in
Isolated thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High 77F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Thursday Night 05/03 50% / 0.1 in
Windy with scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. Low 64F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
5:48 AM 7:51 PM
Waning Gibbous, 89% visible 11:25 PM 8:27 AM