Around the Yard
I was right. Yesterday, the farmer was back loading up several of his transport trucks with the hay bales. It's almost like a dance. First the tractor goes to get a bale. The farmer inserts the rods on front of tractor into the pale and lifts it off the ground. The tractor makes it way across the field.
The farmer gets to the truck and has to lift the bale even higher in order to place it on the truck. Then it all starts over again. The bales are all gone now. It's a long day of work, as always, for the farmer.
It's been hot so watering the flowers in the morning is a must.
Ah, the bee balm. About to pop wide open for the 4th. I think of them as flower fireworks.
Beyond being pretty, the hummingbirds, butterflies and hummingbird moths love them. So they're always a show.
Can you find the bugs in these next two?
There will be lots of action in the yard today and tomorrow. Last year's apre July 4th post gives a good play by play of what our day will be like. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it. It's always a great day and luckily we get lots of help.
It cooled off a bit last night. This meant we slept with the windows open for first time in quite a few days. Lovely air. The only thing that wasn't lovely was the damn robins (who I usually think are lovely birds) beginning their routine at 4:15 am. Oh, they started singing the song of the day. Me, not so much? I gave up going back to sleep and just got up at about 4:35. I may need a nap later with what's on the plate today and tomorrow. However, since I was up so early, I got to see this pretty sunrise.
Have a wonderful day.
Ciao for now,