Tomorrow is the first day of our busy weekend.
The National Agricultural Center (Ag Hall of Fame) has
"Tractor Daze and Touch-a-Truck" this weekend,
and it's all hands on deck.
I was asked to take pictures for them, and am gearing up for this with
comfortable shoes, shorts, water, and plenty of protein bars.
So, I tried to get a lot done today.
I did extra chores at the old house, and cleaned out the water bowls.
I keep refilling the big water fountain in the old henhouse, and the
red hens keep getting straw in it. It's up on a cement block,
but they rearrange the straw every day!
I put out extra feed today, and then went again tonight. However, I've
decided now to go out really early in the morning,
and double-check everything, since we are to have temps in the nineties tomorrow.
I'm telling on myself here... I've been practicing making landscape shots.... and you can see I am FAR behind pulling weeds. I'm going to try to get to them next week, and then put some straw mulch down.
On Sunday after church, grandson Jacob is going to do some serious weed-eating here.
The crazy thing is, those weeds pull right out... but I just haven't been able to get to them.
I was in Michael's on Monday... and realized they were putting summer away, and getting fall out!
I realized, too, that the colors in the fields are changing ever-so-slightly, and browns are coming to the fore.
Does anyone know what this beautiful bird could be? It appeared out of the blue
this evening... and disappeared quickly. I have never seen it before, and it was larger than the
finches that have been feeding. I'm assuming it was a female.
We had a swim in the full-to-the-top pond this morning, because for the next two hot days, the dogs won't be going to the farm.
Even though Jes doesn't get INTO the pond, he loves running around it, and splashes along the edges. They both love to chase the frogs.
Another little visitor today.
I wish I had gotten these girls in focus, they were both on beautiful horses.
I think it was a mother and daughter. I had to hold onto Lilly's collar as we crawled past, as
she barks (crazily) at anything unusual.
It was a beautiful day for riding, in the low 80's with sun and clouds.
I passed this red tailed hawk as I was leaving the old place, and
backed up to take another look.
It let me take a few pictures before it took off after something.
I'm going to try to post tomorrow night and Saturday night, with
pictures from our big event.