Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Arrives

So begins the long, warm days of summer. In the morning, dew lays heavy upon the fields and a calming silence enshrouds the farm. As afternoon approaches, life awakens and vibrates the air with sounds. The grass in the pasture is already showing hues of gold and lime as it drys and stiffens in the hot sun. The ewes in are flock are relieved that their lambs have been sold, so now they can fatten up before the heat gets sweltering. The horses are enjoying the last of being relatively fly-free since the dripping humidity will summon up the ruthless deer and horse flies. While the fowl scurry around, the they gobble up the maggots before they can evolve into flying pests. The heat slows life down and all the animals loll and languish in it.