Last week I was away, spending time with my mom for her birthday. It rained a lot and even when it doesn't rain, the humidity is just so oppressive. It's hard to breath and even the smallest outdoor activity, like cleaning off the deck and re-potting plants, left me drenched and wrung out. I'm so glad that I was able to spend that time with my mom and help her tend to some chores, but I am definitely a low humidity kind of gal. Thankfully, 1" of this glorious rain ended up in the headquarters rain gauge at the ranch.
On Sunday, DH and I spent a little time at my favorite fishing spot
where we once again, caught dinner:
The baby chicks are growing fast and have been relocated from the brooder - really just an old water tank - to the coop. They have their own little patch of the coop where they are safe from the big girls who are not very hospitable when it comes to sharing their home with the new tenants.
Hopefully, after a few weeks, they will have acclimated to each other and peace will reign in the coop. I'm bribing them! :)
We've had such a pretty spring, but it seems summer has made a rather bold entrance this week as today it's expected to reach 100.
I'm thinking I should have planted more watermelon in the garden. When it gets this hot, watermelon is the only thing that sounds good.
Much of my mornings this time of the year are spent outside trying to get ahead of the heat. This morning I was walking at 5:30, soaking in the cool of the morning. And this afternoon, while the wind howled, DH and I spent 4 hours in the truck, hauling cattle to another sale barn:
In sewing news, I'm working on the Safari quilt:
And stitching on a binding
This time of the year, it's a slow process as I do all of my binding in the evenings and by the time I sit down at night, I'm just plumb tuckered out and ready for bed. And yes, that's usually before 9:00. :)