Monday was a hot day in North Iowa but it was the only time I could find help to clean the barn. The two fellows wanted to come at 1:00 – the hottest part of the day. And they kept their word! Holy Cow, it was 98 degrees and they worked fast. Reed and I helped but they did the lion’s share. Cleaning the barn completely is a job I don’t do more than once a year, thank goodness.
I closed the little chicks up so nobody could wander off and Reed and I will clean their pen when they’re a little older and can venture outside.
Towards evening the sky got dark and a storm started brewing – the wind came up and we had a lightening strike very close to the barn – I saw it and I’ve never heard anything so loud! It knocked out several breakers in the barn and took out our cable service. The yard is once again covered with sticks and twigs. Actually we did not get any rain but Clear Lake got hit hard with trees down, docks torn out and power outages.
Tonite I wandered out to the grove to see what the dogs were barking at and was shocked to see this huge old maple split in half and taking down many more trees with it.
This is one project I won’t touch – it can stay that way as far as I’m concerned.
Connie and I filled a stack of orders today and we both want to thank you for the sweet notes you wrote. I wish we could answer each of you personally but it’s impossible. I think we should have a group show and tell of Cobblestone quilts, don’t you?
And on Saturday the corn across the road came up – with the heat and humidity over the weekend it’s already 3-4″ high!
I’m not sure you can see it in this picture but trust me, it’s up – and growing!
One job I’m glad to be done with is watering the plants at the cemetery! It was just too hot and windy over the weekend – they needed to be watered every day. Next year if it’s going to be 100 degrees, I’m opting out of taking flowers to the cemetery!
I am so far behind with the mowing that some of it is going to seed. I can’t mow tomorrow but Thursday I plan to mow all day long. It better not rain!