This is the reward for enduring a day with a temperature of 98 and winds gusting up to 40 mph.
What a beautiful morning. We are having a break from our days record highs of 110 and 111. The cooler temperatures are certainly making it so enjoyable to be outside.
According to folklore, for every fog in August, there will be snowfall. We are starting August 1 with fog. Old wives tales tell of moisture 90 days after the first fog, which would make for a wet All Hallows’ Eve this year. Hopefully I can remember all of this in 90 days to see if it holds true.
So many different colors of Echinacea, coneflowers
Wylie waiting patiently for his “reptile”, a little salamander that lives in the butterfly garden.
I started my flock all over again this spring, with 6 Red and 2 Ameraucana chicks. The Reds were sexed so I knew they would all be hens. The Ameraucan were straight run. I picked out my Ameraucanas with the hopes that they would be hens and give us colorful light blue Easter eggs. Of course my girls have names…..the 2 Ameraucana are Lucille and Ethel.
Meet Ricky, formerly known as Lucille
And Fred, but sometimes I still call him Ethel
Ricky and Fred with Reba and Midge
I enjoy sitting out surrounded by the zinnias watching the chickens (hard to see them thru all the honeysuckle).
Last year when I clean up the hollyhock bed, I scattered the seeds along the fence by the hen house.
We are still waiting for our first harvest of eggs. Hurry up girls, we are ready for Farmer fresh eggs!
Binding wheat at the Central Kansas Flywheel Yesteryear Museum, Salina, KS
The binder cuts the wheat and ties it into bundles also called sheaves. It is placed into shocks to dry out before thrashing.
Cutting wheat in the field across the road from us. Pretty dusty, but the combine operators are blessed to have a clean, air-conditioned cab.
Cleaned and ready for the next field.
No more harvests for this old Gleaner combine