It Be Saturday
I put things off during the week and sometimes I put them of too long. Went to get a plate for breakfast this morn and there were no plates, whoops. Time to make dirty dishes into clean dishes. Weekends are also cleanup day. Fix a few things and catch up with myself.
Just gave the little doggies some hardboiled eggs. I get guinea eggs at no charge so I gave a few to the dogs for their coat. Ohhh do they love me afterwards. One thing about being the country is some farm fresh products. Guinea eggs are little smaller and different in texture, they sure taste good. I don’t eat many so I share some with four legged companions.
Change the bedding out and with the dry clear air we have let things just sit in the fresh air and sun.
It has been a strange summer, we have gotten so much rain it feels like the Midwest at times. A cousin farms NE of here. Talked with him while back, he said they have gotten 35 inches of rain in the past 12 months. That’s Midwest moisture. Average for him is 18-20 inches and I get 12-15 inches rain on average per year. It has helped to keep the summer cool. There are usually a dozen days or so over temps over 100 degrees. We haven’t broken 100 yet this year and less than a week has been the nineties. This week may get into the 90’s. Neighboring town 30 miles away has been the 100’s several times. We have been 10-15 degrees cooler.
Showers and storms most every afternoon has helped to keep things cool. All the moisture brings the bugs out though. Mosquitoes galore, grasshoppers, flies, spiders, crickets among other crawly things. The birds have been having a feast on the hoppers. They get after them, wish they were better fly catchers though. One or two flies get and next morning there is a flock of them. Busy little flies at night. Spend part of the morning swatting. I put a fly strip and in the morning I’ll find a pair or two attached to the fly paper. What a way to go, attached for eternity in blissful ignorance.
End of next month should have our first frost and should get rid of some of the pests. Living so close to horses and cattle flies should be expected. They are annoying. The hoppers though are eating up some of my garden. The weather had cooled off so much the squash stopped growing. Warming back up they are growing again but the hoppers are having a feast. Gonna have to spray around them again.
Rolling with life ups and downs, over the horizon, hills and valleys, one step at a time. My Lord and my Keeper I seek His footprints. What He endured on the day of passion is very humbling. A crown of thorns, spikes through each hand, legs nailed together to hang from a cross until dead. A perfect sacrifice for my sins, Thank You Lord for Your strength.