Summer Showers

26 Jun

We’ve had quite a few rainy days lately.  It does make it hard to get lots of outside work done.  Luckily, my mom and I spent quite a bit of time yesterday weeding the garden because it finally dried out enough from the last rounds of rain.

I was hoping we would be on the miss side of the hit-and-miss rain overnight.  That way I could cultivate today.

But now it’s way too muddy to get in the garden, and we have more rain chances for this evening.

At least the rain is making everything grow well.

I don’t really mind the break from outside work.  It gives me a chance to slow down and just enjoy things.

grape vine growing by my house–I have plans for this vine

lily

raspberries are turning

grape leaf

yucca

morning glory

I think I’m getting too old for a lot of the hard work on the farm.  The goats are not fans of rain and mud either.  Purl seemed a bit surprised by the mud when she came out of the barn.

Hilda with Stitch and Purl checking out the puddles and mud in the barnyard

Don’t worry.  Her mom took her back in and found a nice safe place for both Stitch and Purl to sleep where nobody was going to accidentally step on them.

Purl and Stitch tucked behind a gate to sleep.

Some goats were lounging on the picnic table to stay dry.

Astra (front) and Joy

Penelope

Others were just napping and lounging in the buildings.

3 Responses to “Summer Showers”

  1. janicead at 4:35 pm #

    Having grown up in a farming community in north Texas mud was a whole other thing. Black, sticky and no bottom to the dirt it seemed. Cars would sink axle deep into the unpaved/no rocks country lanes. As for goats I only remember one goat in the community. I do not remember to whom it belonged. I only remember coming out of the house and seeing it standing on top of our family car. Country life was a good time for a kid too young to work in the fields.

  2. Jeanne at 10:06 pm #

    I enjoyed the first comments. I’ve never seen black Texas mud, since I’ve never been there. The description is great! In eastern Oregon, the dirt is light in color and very lightweight as well. Quite a difference.

  3. Eileen Wise at 5:18 am #

    Hello, your garden is looking great. Love the goats, especially Stitch and Purl. Happy weekend to you!

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