And I think our haymaking window just closed. Just this minute the skies opened, the thunder roared and two inches of rain fell out of the sky in one wall of water.
You should have seen the ducks go to bed last night – all in a whoosh and cackle. I need to count them. Actually I can do that right now. Pictures are so useful.
Um – twenty something? How many do you see? The ducks – both flocks- are always gathered at the door of the Quack House when I come out into the dusk to do night chores. I have to have put all the food and water in their house earlier in the day because they give me no time to set it all up – they want IN. Once I open those doors they rush in for Tea.
There were fireflies last night! We will have more than ever this year because the GM crops have not been planted next to the house so no herbicides sprayed! So: more butterflies, more mosquitoes, more flies, more fire flies, more native bees. This summer will be great for insects.
The Thistle Eaters have moved to their new field. It is so full of feed I may not see them again!
The greenness of the farm is constant – the animals are having a summer of plenty.
The Fellowship Forest is having a good year too. I will add more tree this year. Maybe today I will go and look for trees on sale. Trees should not be so expensive- how can we cloak this earth in trees if ordinary people cannot afford them.
I have observed that cows graze in waves. Probably three or four times a day. And when they get into deep forage like this they will go in and eat for a short time, baby sticks very close to her mothers, then out they come to rest and doze in an open field. Cows are prey animals and very careful not to put themselves in positions where they cannot see approaching predators. That’s why I never electric fence behind cows. A. They will overeat. And B. They need a safe place to relax and chew their cud.
Well, the rain seems to be taking a break. So, I had better get to work between deluges. What a shame. I really was looking forward to cutting this field of shot alfalfa.
It is going to be hot today too!
Have a good one.