Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Now it's hot. Last night I slept in a cotton nightie for the first time this year. And I walked the dog this morning at 8:00 instead of waiting until mid-afternoon. The rivers still run full and swift so we can't exercise her in the water.

Mike and Ken have gone off to find firewood today from our town base, but we're looking forward to getting back to the farm in a day or two. Here are some "summer" photos taken June 20th as we finally began to feel some warmth from the sun.

Farmer Kyle is spraying the fields with Round-Up. It was good to hear the sound of machinery and occasionally catch a glimpse of his big new Case tractor.

Here's Nellie on point. "Move in carefully now, Kathy, and I'll show you what I'm talkin' 'bout," she says.
 And if you look really closely you can see the Hungarian partridge in the center of this picture. I've never seen one hang around long enough for a picture to be taken -- probably protective of a nest.
 Country panorama -- sort of. I can see the snow on the hills but the camera isn't sensitive enough to record it.
 And this, too, was an experimental photo. Can you see the deer -- yes, right in the middle. We have seen lots of deer this year.

Back to the farmyard. KW


Leah said...

Love love the panoramic photos. You are so very fortunate to live in such a truly beautiful part of our country.

Hallie said...

Deer and dog and partridge, oh my! It's beautiful, as always. Doesn't the apple tree look peculiar from afar? It has a unique shape, that's for sure. Miss you!

Kathy said...

Miss you, too, Hallie. Well, the many storms the apple tree has experienced in its long life have served to give it a unique shape.