Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Solstice on the Farm

A wet, cold spring meant that garden centers were practically giving away plants in mid-June. So, the vegetable garden has an abundance of flowers this year.

The sheep romp in the mowed hay field. Hay making, too, is behind schedule. We keep looking at the weather forecast, trying to find four sunny days.

The birdsong is intense this year. The chorus begins before daylight and goes into the night. I spotted this nest today. When I pushed back the leaves, two bird mouths opened. They delighted me, but I'm sure I disappointed them.

The horses gobble grass by the mouthful. "Step away from the salad bar," I tell them.

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