Yep. They're hugging the beejeepers out of all the crops growing on fences and on the ground. Because it's June? Well, yes. This is the time for all toxic plants and bugs to emerge to temper the beauty and moderate temperatures which abound in late Spring.
The weather has been touchy. As soon as some hay was cut, the rain, despite a "slight chance of showers" fell in buckets and rained out the raking and baling. Neighbors all around the area have nicely baled hay sitting out in the intermittent rains and getting damaged. Ours is just going to wait until a few dry days in a row before tedding and raking. Thank goodness only a small field was cut.
Last night, the goats were "missing" and I had to go and see where they might be. I drove through high grass and eventually walked up and down the hills, feeling that I was in alien territory, perhaps on another planet altogether. It was impossible to see ahead to look for holes and stumbling places. I finally located them, all in a tight bunch. They just decided to camp out for the night, forgoing their grain rations. This morning, they are close to the gate near the house, being quiet and as good as gold. All 98 of them.
In the vegetable garden little golden zucchinis are on the bushes. It will only be a couple of days before I can pick some. Tomatoes have formed on the plants I put out early and new seedlings are introduced every chance I get. Spinach and asparagus await dinners in the refrigerator. Lettuces have been cut and cut again. Black raspberries are developing and will soon turn color and blueberries as well.