Our farmhouse is over 100 years old, built way before A/C came around. We keep the shades pulled during the day, fans help circulate the air and keep the house comfortable. The dogs are sent to the basement to cool off on the concrete floor. The walls are made of fieldstone and plaster, helping to draw in the cool temperatures from below ground.
Travis and Arliss have had a friend come and stay over, often camping out in the fields or by the pond. The other day the three boys went swimming in the pond after a hot walk to find raspberries and mulberries.
I had to laugh as Rufus joined them. Our silly lab won't take a bath ever, but pond water? He is in it faster than you can blink. Rover stayed closer to home, not wanted to make the hot walk to the back of the farm for the pond.
As Rufus walked the pond's edge he scared the bullfrogs who were sunning themselves. The bullfrogs hopped into the water to get away, which then became a game of chase. How fast could the dog get the bullfrog before it got away? Final score: bullfrogs 20 Rufus 0.
|completely cleaned and ready for the oven|
|our new cherry tree|
We planted the cherry tree which stands about 4 1/2 ft. to 5 ft. tall. It will have sour cherries which are the best for growing here in our region.
|the black lump is Rufus' head|
I know that the forest fires out west have had a lot of the news lately, but come this fall when crops should be harvested, the food prices will go up due to the lack of crops.
Pray for rain. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures of the goings-on around here.
|this storm only lasted for a short time.|
Sending love and prayers for rain from the farm.