Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer is finally here

The next week will be busy for me in a positive way. Two of our grandchildren will be staying at the farm for a week. This is always a treat and we are trying to think of things they will enjoy as well as some jobs with which they can help. They are at the age to still enjoy things like moving irrigation pipe although as wet as it's been, not sure when we will start irrigating.

The summer weather finally got here and with it comes picking up hay for the winter. Fortunately the hayfield is not far from the farm; so it won't require the long drives that it can. It's actually a pretty spot down along a nearby river; so even fun for me to go along. We buy big round bales which can only be moved by front loaders which means it's not my job. Farm Boss will be kept busy by it though.  He won't get much time for  lying on the deck.

Our 'pet kids' will not be thrilled with the company. About the time they adjust to not being the only children, the grandkids are off again. Our granddaughter makes a real effort to befriend the biggest baby of the two, who hides as soon as company arrives. Eventually she wins him over but by her next visit, he has forgotten.

 
The boys are in front of the living room window. There are times they get along...

I do have some blogs set up for next week; so I might not be around but something will be coming here anyway.

5 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

What great photos of FB and the cats!!!! Thanks!!!!!!

20th Century Woman said...

It sounds like an idyllic life. And summer is sort of sneaking in, slowly. At least it gets warm in the afternoons.

Darlene said...

Your photos of the Lillys look like a Georgia O'Keefe painting.

Farm Boss certainly looks relaxed. After last week he deserves the rest.

Enjoy the grandchildren. They can be such fun.

TaraDharma said...

GOOD things to look forward to. I love the calla floating in the dark....

This is the latest summer, isn't it? Now of course I'm ticked that I have to water the yard....always something.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Enjoy your Grandkids, my dear...And thanks for the lovely Birthday Wishes.

Those Calalily's are GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful flower, aren't they?