Yesterday Today

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Yesterday we triaged the cows.  Sweat.  Hats.  Hot.

Today we gathered buckets to catch the leaks.  We doubled checked the trees.

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Yesterday the cows sat in the shade all day.  5:45pm they wandered out for a munch.

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Today, we stress test the new coop.  Tornado warnings and large hail balls are speculated.

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The wind and rain are crazy at the moment.  Then it settles.  Then it bursts.

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Evening Thunder, Rain and Daytime Sun

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Each night I watch the lightning. Soon after, a spot of rain. The next day is hot, hot sun like the whole rain thing didn’t happen. Amazing season this year.

Oh Minty, Where Art Thou?

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Amazing evening light yesterday.  A sepia between the thunderstorms.

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Minty and Z play outside just because they can.

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Below is the toy graveyard scattered and loved by our house pups Lumi and Jiggy.

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The light reminded me of the movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Rain Rain

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So a few more weeks of growth!  Growth with the grass.  Growth with the kiddies.  It’s summer vacation now.  The kids get bored and grow.  Weeks and weeks of total boredom can inspire amazing solutions to overcome these dull times.

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Rain helps cleanse those whacky ideas and helps you bring your bike in.

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Yep.  Lumi, that is a drop of rain.  Move along now silly pup.

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Minty is a bit rock-n-roll.

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Otto runs after Lumi and sisters and between the raindrops.

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Brent runs because he does that.  Great pants!

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The tractor tire has been a huge hit! ( thanks for patching, Kevin! ).  Rain adds an extra skill to balancing and bouncing.

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Best Day Ever

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( photo by b. curtis )

The sun was doing the  sun thing. I feel sun drunk. So gorgeous. So much to do, but for whatever reason ( see sun ), it’s all good.

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Kids running.  Making things happen.  Food happening.  Cows fattening.  Lawns mowed.  Total bliss.

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And the lilacs.  Gorgeous smell.  Lots of sneezing.  There is so much daylight, we’ll have to enjoy this day for a few more hours.

Well, Hail

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We had a hail storm yesterday.  Little guys, but they were fierce.  Of course when the hail was dumping down, that is the moment we needed to get out and tend to the cows.  We got a bit wet.  Milkshake the barn cat took cover and came out when the sun arrived.  He is dry in this photo.  I was wet taking this photo.

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Today it is sunny and cold.  We are waiting for some more rain.

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After it all cleared up, Otto work with his handcrafted boomerang.  His boomerang did a lot of boom and not so much rang.  It boomed into that tree and never ranged down.  I see it, but can you?

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The grass is green.  The grass is HUGE.  Go Spring!

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After the hail, aliens came down and took this chicken.  They said they will report back after the probe.

The Sun Is On

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And the hay season begins. There is a lot of tractorage about the commune. Brent has been cutting, fluffing and now raking before a light rain that is coming soon.

Minty opened all the windows. Z is … crap … where is she! Gotta run !!