June is proving to be just as hectic as May. We have been busy with a variety of projects. Sometimes, I am amazed at all the things we can get done in a day.
Outside my window… The deck is power washed/scraped clean and ready to stain. I am headed out to tackle this project after my morning coffee. I also have the “Horse Barn” windows and doors prepared so I can paint them too. I am very glad we didn’t get the deck stained before the hail storm.
With all the moisture, mowing has been a weekly task. It took the majority of yesterday afternoon to beautify the place.
J got the crops sprayed and the summer fallow done. Yesterday, we checked cows and moved them to a new pasture. Today, he is planting millet.
I am thinking… our days fill up fast and the nights are too short. Good thing l like my coffee strong. A body in motion stays in motion. The problem is, that same body gets stiff and takes longer to wake up as the week progresses.
I am thankful… for the wonderful weather. Our early summer has been perfect with highs in the mid 70’s with timely rains. The pastures, hay ground and crops are bouncing back from the May 25th hail storm.
In the kitchen… the meals are short and sweet. I try to plan ahead for our noon meal. I usually have an idea and meat thawed out. The grill is used a lot. If we run into problems, a quick sandwich or leftovers get us by.
I am wearing... shorts as much as I can. Around the house I get tired of wearing jeans and prefer the comfort of shorts.
I am creating… pictures! The photo above is a baby antelope J and I saw while checking cattle. I have some cow checking pictures to edit and more flower pictures from the Dallas County Fairgrounds where the Iowa Sheep Industry Association hosted their Annual Sheep and Wool Festival.
How is your summer going so far? What kinds of projects are you working on?