Or four and a half inches of rain depending on your preference. My titles seldom make any sense. I write almost every day and never get around to putting thought into my titles.
There are still clouds and the odd stray shower hanging about but I think we might begin to dry up a bit today. I hope so. We need to mow and garden today. I will start the day grubbing the thistles you saw in yesterdays pictures.
The wetness brings its own challenges but the pigs are happy about it.
And the pig pastures are growing madly.
“Tima!! Ask your Mum to let you come out to play! We’re playing hide and seek. Come out the mud is FINE!”.
Ears is already hiding. At least she THINKS she is hidden as she cannot see out.
Speaking of nails there are a lot of nails and screws being driven into the corrugated iron I am having my builders cover the porch walls with. This job has been a long time coming. At last it is almost finished. I love it. I have a real affinity for corrugated iron. And these walls were like colanders in the wind so the cladding will help.
Only a few more sheets of metal to put up today and all three porches are finished. Just a little painting to go.
By late yesterday morning we had four and a half inches of rain. I think that is enough. We got off lightly. Many areas had a lot, lot more.
We have guests coming today. So, home-made pizza’s for dinner. And some sitting in/on the porches.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Friday 06/22 60% / 0.1 in
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 68F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Friday Night 06/22 40% / 0.02 in
Scattered thunderstorms early, then cloudy skies after midnight. Low 61F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
That black and white plonker is such a cute pig. I’m sure they are having a fantastic time on the farmy. Do they talk to Poppy’s babies?
They are on the other side from Poppy’s Six. But Tima wanders over to talk to them sometimes and try to get into their food. Mercy Tima is the greediest pig!
I bet she is!
Those chooks look like they are enjoying first dibs on the pigs pastures too.😆
You’re sprucing up the porches? Happy pigs make me smile.
I love corrugated metal too!!! Paint – what color?
It is grey baked on. Very Marine!
All the Piggies ought to love rolling,in the ponds of Mud!!! We had 7 inches yesterday!!! Rivers and lakes around here!!! Have a dry day!!!
Seven inches is an awful lot of rain!!
Highs & lows in the 60s, very pleasant June weather for working in the garden & visitors porch sitting in sweaters. The gods of summer are blowing you kisses.
I have my flannel work shirt on – a few days ago I would not have believed it
We’ve had a day or two of rain too, despite the fact that it’s winter, and the Dry… and the cane farmers are grumbling. It’s the cutting season, and all the big harvesters are getting bogged in the soggy canefields. A bit won’t hurt, but too much rain and they’ll have to stand over till next year, a disaster. Anyone out there need more rain? I’ll send ours your way.
Rain – it is so essential to life but often comes when we Least want it.
Porch-sitting’s underrated these days. Enjoy yours!
I am sitting on the porch right now- having an evening drink. It is lovely
Love the idea of corrugated iron. Lots of rain but at least it is a WARM rain!
The warm rain has everything growing fast!
Love the sound of rain on corrugated iron!
Yes! I agree. The Coop has a corrugated iron roof- everyone sleeps well in there.
I can remember asking you before about your titles…and you replied that it was whatever came into your head ..which seems very reasonable. Everything is looking very lush and green and the piglets have a lovely wallow. Going on holiday to Uk on 28th so I may not be able to make comments..but I have not deserted you…I shall return
Have a great day
You have a good memory . Have a wonderful back to the uk- bet you are looking forward to it.
It never ceases to amaze me how your gardens and pastures are transformed from winter to summer 🌿 And, I also love corrugated iron, such a honest material and timeless look ♡
Honest. That is the word I was looking for.
I like the look of the corrugated metal on your porch!
Yes! I love it. I am determined to slowly clad the whole house in corrugated iron- I hate the old plastic vinyl that is on it now. It is so ugly and hard to keep clean.
The critters look quite content. I wish we had even an inch of nails around here.
Oh NO! That looks to be about a 1965 Chrysler New Yorker! How SAD!
Yes. The cows eat hay from the boot. John used it as a parts car to rebuild the convertible version.
This post is so full of summer and slow easy moments and the textures of your life. I love it. I love corrugated metal too. I also love the way animals hide, in full sight, feeling hidden because they can’t see anyone else. So funny. I love the stodgy little pig in the mud puddle, chicken nearby. The low clouds in the huge high sky. What a life. I’m sure it has its nail biting moments, but from here it looks so beautiful. Ah, yes, one more thing…you used my favorite words: sitting in/on the porches. For me this is a Proustian phrase that opens up chapters and entire novels of memory. I’m a southern girl. Porches are important.
Same here. I adore lovely deep
Porches. I must get down into the South one day and find their porches.
Beautiful, beautiful porches! Is that a Magnolia in the foreground of that photo? Lovely chickens!: ) and The Uglies really aren’t so ugly anymore; )
Love all that greenery Celi .. do do those pigs 😊