Friday, August 29, 2014

Reprieve

At the end of what will probably go down in the area's record books as the second hottest August ever, we are finally getting a reprieve from the heat. Buh-bye, 90+ temps; don't let the door hit you on the backside on your way out!

Homemade bread+Tillamook cheddar+homegrown tomatoes
=BLISS!
The seasons, they are a'changin'. The sun is coming up noticeably later, and goes to bed sooner. The horses are shedding their summer hair. Our tomatoes are finally producing enough for more than the occasional salad accent. The yellow jackets are getting meaner; one got me yesterday morning after years of escaping their nasty stings. The State Fair is nearly over, and school has started. (For us; we're aligning our homeschool year and schedule more closely to our church's school than we have before.) There is a certain urgency in the air; do you feel it?

There's a chance of showers this week-end; I'm crossing my fingers. Even if we only got enough to settle the dust I'd be happy.

Bring on Fall at . . .

3 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Send that cooler weather our direction! What an awful August this year. Ugh.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Have you put out yellow jacket traps? Home made ones work good even. Can't wait for enough rain to settle the dust, sheep can't either.

Nancy Kay said...

I'm not ready for it, but Fall is on it's way. I hope all your preparations for the school year go smoothly.