We are beginning the transition into summer as the humidity slowly cranks up.
There are more lightning bugs at night than I can remember from years past. My colored lights are working to keep the deer away from the daylilies and the first blooms are appearing. I didn't realize how much I missed their lovely blossoms.
Speaking of deer, they've dropped their fawns in protected fenced pastures and cool woodsy spots. They give it away by running in front of my UTV as I zip along. I guess the instinct is to divert potential danger away from the hiding places. They evidently have no idea how little incentive I have to chase them.
The cows are also doing the reproductive thing as well. We have three brand new calves that I know about.
I love the way that my cows smell -- milky and sweet. The other smells of early summer include chamomile, honeysuckle, and fresh mown hay.
The hay sheds are filling up as the "hay conglomerate" gathers big round bales from area fields.
Meanwhile, all my mowers and trimmers are in working condition, allowing me to keep the lawns and grassy areas under control (for now.)