Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Catch-up, catsup

Or Ketchup and Mustard roses (seriously, that's what they're named). ;-)
I took those photos Sunday morning. We were hoping for a lot more rain out of the cool, cloudy front that moved through over the weekend, but those tiny droplets were the sum total for Boulderneigh; they didn't even settle the dust. Now we are headed back into the high 90s; what a summer!

We did get 50 more bales of beautiful third-cutting orchardgrass hay into the barn while it was cool. The resident hay inspector okayed the load; fortunately she approved it. I think we're set for hay now, which is a good feeling.

The Tour de Fleece ended yesterday; I didn't quite have my plying done. I'll do a separate post on that once I'm finished.

Brian's vacation is almost done, too; he flies home (by himself; eek!) tomorrow night. He has enjoyed himself with Grandpa and Grandma; Rick and I have enjoyed our parenting break. We even went on a couple dates! Last night I rode with Rick on his last call, then we ate at our favorite restaurant in Salem. We parked on the other side of a park and had a lovely stroll past the pond where life was imitating art,
followed by a lovely dinner-with-a-view,
followed by another lovely stroll back to the truck.

Sprite will be happy to have his boy back; I haven't had time to let him out to fly around as much as Brian does.

I haven't had time to do a lot of what I hoped to accomplish while Brian was gone. But that is life, and life marches on!

That's it for today from . . .

4 comments:

Theresa said...

Yep, rainless here also and red flag warning to boot! What a lovely park and view and hoping the dinner was up to the good standards too. Beautiful yarn BTW, what will it grow up to be?

Mary Ann said...

The heron pictures are phenomonal!

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a nice vacation for all of you!

Nancy Kay said...

Gorgeous rose, very good looking hay, and a wonderful vacation break for the two of you. We are getting the very hot temps too. I love summer, but the really hot days can move on.