THAT FINALLY CAME
IT'S TO LATE
FOR MOST 2016 CROPS
|Pasture in the first week of June|
|Same pasture only a few weeks later|
|A wee "tree foil" plant survives while all the grass around it dies!|
The marshes and the lives they support have also dried up. I can only imagine what has become of all the frogs, turtles, dragonflies etc...even the field mice and moles have been perishing in the fields as they have had no water to drink.
Hopefully all will regain a "normal" balance as the summer continues and we can only hope that the season will even itself out. A winter full of snow will be needed to replenish the water table if we don't get enough rain by freeze up.
As the summer progresses we hope that most folks have had enjoyable holidays and time with kids home from school. For the most part it has been great weather for camping, swimming, cottages and all outdoor activities.
The Hastings County Plowing Match and Farm Show is on the 24th and 25th of August this year and is always a great way to spend the day. If you venture out be sure to come and say hello to us out in the plow field and see Dolly and Loretta ( the mules).
As I write this Blog I am realizing there are only 3 weeks left until school starts again. Make the most of it before we all get back into the structure that September brings.
Until next time,
Jeanne & Kim