The End of Summer

14 Aug

I like all four seasons.  Really, I do.  Even though I might complain about the frigid temperatures or the excessive heat sometimes, I enjoy living in a place that give me four distinct seasons.  There is one season though that I do not like.  It’s “The End of Summer.”

Blue Griffon

Blue Griffon



The end of summer is the time when our state fair starts (last Thursday) and lasts until the official start of fall.  It’s the time when the boys come into rut and the girls come into heat. All the hormones lead to lots of skirmishes and amorous advances.  It’s a pain.  It’s also the time I have to worry more about worms in the goats.  I’m usually swamped with garden stuff, and I have to go back to work.  Today was my first day back at work.  That’s never a happy thing.

20 Responses to “The End of Summer”

  1. S. J. Qualls August 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Nice pictures.
    Sigh, I understand, I would hate to see it too.

    • Teresa August 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

      Thanks. It gets harder to go back each year.

      • S. J. Qualls August 14, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

        Bet you wish you could “retire”, huh? I think you would be happier.😉

      • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 8:24 am #

        I would be much happier. I love teaching, but the changes in education no longer allow me to teach.

  2. TheChieftess August 15, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    There are advantages to not living on a farm…
    Love the pic of Snickers!!!

    • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 8:24 am #

      It would a lot easier to manage the end of summer on the farm if I could actually be home for it.

  3. TexWisGirl August 15, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    it all hits at once… good luck!

  4. EG CameraGirl August 15, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    I like all four seasons too, Teresa. But I can see that this time of year would be particularly hard for you. I’m amazed at how much you do in so little time.

    • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 10:45 am #

      It’s really killing me with the foot surgery this summer. I feel like it already ended about the first of July.

  5. August 15, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I really don’t know how you do all you do–even with help sometimes– yes,kids going back to school so early too– we do’t start here until after Labor Day week-end.

    • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      I’m okay with the early start because I do like being done around the first of June.

  6. Gattina August 15, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    If the summer ends already, I will wear black for its funerals !

    • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 11:11 am #

      Hahaha! It really does seem like it ends when I have to go back to work.

  7. Jeanne August 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    It seems that the school year continues to get longer – starts earlier and goes later! We used to start after Labor Day, and were out by the third week in May! It’s so different now. I hope you’ll manage to get everything done…you probably will.

    • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

      I’ll never get everything done, but I keep working on things.🙂

  8. Mary Ann August 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    My condolences🙂

  9. Pat August 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Summer is going by so fast. Hope you enjoy your job more this year.

    • Teresa August 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      Thanks, Pat. I’m pretty sure that isn’t going to happen, but I will make the best of it.

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