Monday, June 6, 2011

Can It Get Any Hotter?

Well, I guess it can. Today's high 93...tomorrow 95. This isn't the desert type of hot. This is the Midwestern humid type of hot. What's a little hot weather, though. Did it stop a gardener from getting her work done? No, even though I would have liked to be out of the sun. I feel a NEED to get the garden in. I feel as if it is late already. Most every thing is in except....climbing beans & peas (three kinds of each), all the squash (winter & summer) the cucumbers & the pumpkins & melons. I hope to get up early tomorrow & get most of it done in the cooler temps (if you call 73 degrees at 5am cool :-).
Besides gardening today, I had a unexpected visitor. Here he is.....
This is Bandit, the neighbor's new puppy. No, not the Amish. This is the people that live behind us.
They had to go to a funeral today,so I got to puppy sit. He was a good puppy all day. He slept in his cage when I wasn't playing with him. Mia (the cat) wasn't sure what to make of him. He is only 6 weeks old but he is already huge. He's a  St. Bernard.
The Amish neighbors started to cut the hay today. I do like to see the horses being used so much more that regular tractors. We have a conventional farm across the road from us & I swear they have plowed, limed, raked and sprayed the same field over & over again in the past two weeks. Of course today, the wind was coming from that direction, so I went inside and closed the windows until they were done spraying :-(
Coyotes have been around lately & I hear them again tonight. One was pretty close last night. The chicken coop is being built like Fort Knox & I hope it keeps them safe. Shep barks when he hears them. If we could just get him to stay nearby...
Hope you have a great day...stay cool where ever you are.


3 comments:

angie said...

I was wondering about Shep....

Happy Days said...

Cute puppy! He will be Huge, and very drooly! lol. Hope Shep doesn't get mixed up with any coyotes. They could have rabies. We found a rabid baby fox by our mountain house that was rabit. Our neighbor shot it and buried him deep. Yes, we've gone from rain everyday to hot! Are you living at the Barn house full time now? ...debbie

Barb and Steve said...

Shep is so independent. I'll have to do a blog on him alone. Still hoping it will work out with him.
I haven't heard of any coyotes attacking dogs Shep's size. I do worry for the chickens though.