Yesterday a man who I will not name because he is a local mowed the ditches ghen set fire to them then left the area. Of course it roared up in the wind and shot out in all directions burning up dry, dry grass and if John had not made a fire break at our ditches edge with his tractor it would have burnt down the ditch side and up the other and taken out my long dry grass hay field. I get angry about once a year or so, and you do not want to see me angry but unattended fires make me VERY angry.In fact when I get angry my words get very slow and very clear and very succinct, my childhood deep sea fishermans vocabulary comes to the fore and my accent becomes terribly English.
Firelighters make me very angry. People who light fires in these conditions then drive away make me angrier.
However as I said later to John there is nothing quite as cleansing as a bout of good old fashioned righteous indignation, followed by a lie told (dumbass) which ignited some good old fashioned flash fury. I felt even better when Our John was able to stop the grass fire from spreading into my hay field – it would have taken out the baby Mulberry forest too. Lucky he came home from work early.
All’s well that ends well.
After a very hot day under their fans, and once the smoke had cleared, the Mama’s finally took their babies out into the field.
It will be hot and muggy today (and hopefully we get some more decent showers) but I will have the fans on in the barn, again. But I feel that the worst threat of heat stress for the calves is over. They are panting but not open mouthed. I hope they were still outside when last nights shower came through.
When I get back from Greece we will be cutting the grass hay and I will start selling some of these beefers. I need to get some of these animals off the grass so it lasts the summer but I also want to leave them ON the pasture as long as I can so they are good grass fed beef.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: A good chance of some rain. And we need it now. So I hope the weather Gods smile their watery smile today.
Wednesday 80% Precip. / 0.64 in
Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 84F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Wednesday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in
Cloudy early with some clearing expected late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 69F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.