Coffee is ready. Temperatures are soaring here, 99*F tomorrow, only 92*F today! I've been setting the alarm for 5 AM the last two weeks so I can work in the garden in the "cool" of the morning. Not that it is cool, but it's not blood boiling heat. I have lush, thick crab grass, Lamb's quarters and ragweed, both of which quickly attain the size of small trees with tenacious roots that will not turn loose of their grasp on my garden soil. It's getting daylight, gotta go!
Got home at 11. Need to get chores then go collect the kids. Yesterday went well, not fighting or fussing. I was close to my cousin despite the 20 years between us, we loved camping together and she loved people and we all knew it. Everyone was beloved family to her. But she's not in pain and I know she's in heaven now. A hard day but there was some laughter and hugs.
Baling today, dh took the day off, expecting filling 3 wagons today. Don't have to unload it today as friends loaned two more big wagons.
Agree with @Bunnylady -- not a great setup or pose. Pleasing color -- which may vary in shade & pattern over the seasons & years. I am not impressed with neck set & shoulder angle. Decent hip but lower tail set (maybe) than I prefer. Hip would suggest a driver but shoulder kills that, for competition. Appears to be in the 30-33" height. So, overall I would say a fun pasture ornament. With pricing more in the $4-500 range. Nothing tells me sex....but, dark spot suggests a male(?)….so if gelded, ok. If intact, wouldn't touch as a stallion as geld would cost.
Are you looking for a pal? LOL I've got a tiny one for you!
@promiseacres I'm glad you were able to be with others who loved your cousin and honor her. It's a sorrow, but also a joy and comfort to know where she is and you will meet again one day.
Thanks for the coffee Bay, man I don't envy your heat, though it would be nice to get about 20 degrees of that sent up here. Work on that for me wouldja? It was a lousy 50 and rainy yesterday, but nice for a Sunday as we try to use it to rest and recuperate for the next week of work. So not too tempting to get out there and wear ourselves out.
Looks partly sunny at the moment here. I'm staying home to build 18 peony cages out of CP for my big job. Clients are coming on the 22nd and I have wavered for and against caging them (peonies) for a little too long. Now I've decided it should happen because as per usual, right when they begin to open we get rain and they all flop to the ground. Peonies are annoying plants.
thanks for the coffee. Things are clam today, we've had a cooler few days so we've been getting a lot done. Farm is starting to look good again so you know what that means...chaos is coming soon. lol Every time I feel like Im getting caught up and finally falling into a nice routines something goes NOPE lol Im ready for it this time, well rested and waiting for the crazy to come!
I got two rows cleaned up plus a spreading patch of crab grass next to the short tomato row. BJ filled in a low spot and spread mulch. By 11 we were toast. Taking Robert and Sharon, our neighbors out to eat this evening.
The peony season here usually means fallen stems and muddy petals. Except for the single petaled blooms, which are my favorite. They don't collect enough water to drag them to the ground. So far it's taking one CP to make one and a half cages, so I will not be doing 18. Today I'll make enough to do the biggest bushes and see how they work. And they are going to add a slightly industrial look to the flower beds. I may paint them black so they sort of disappear...