Overgrown

I started my morning rounds early, to beat the heat, and decided to mow some of the lawn, while I could.

We can’t even use the clippings as mulch, as it’s so full of dandelion and Chinese Elm seeds.

The kittens were under the cat’s house. They were not happy with the noisy machine. One ran out and under the laundry platform. The mamas, weren’t happy, either, so I tried to get that area done as quickly as possible.

I did only the south lawns for now, but did make a point of mowing paths to the burn barrel and electricity meter.

This area has not been mowed at all, this year. I want to restore the rusted blade on the scythe and give it a good sharpening. At this point, it would probably be easier to scythe the grass in the outer yard, than mow it.

The grass was still quite wet and the ground still squelches, but there was no standing water, at least. I just had to frequently stop to unclog the expeller opening of wet grass.

The white rose in front of the sunroom is amazing! The honeysuckle are in full bloom, too, and even the dwarf Korean lilacs are starting to open. Right now, the yard is filled with the fragrance of roses. The pink rose even has loads of buds. Far more than we’ve seen on it before. It took 4 years, but we have got it growing again!

Nice to see some of our native pollinators out. Bumbles are my favourite. 💕

I don’t know that we’ll be able to finish mowing the inner yard today. We are still getting storm predictions, but they all seem to be missing us. We shall see. For now, I’m just happy to get as much done as we have!

The Re-Farmer

More Kittens, and hot stuff!

Butterscotch’s kittens came out to play again this morning.   Which, unfortunately, happened to also be at prime reflections-on-the-window time, so getting any decent photos as all was a challenge!

But, I did get a few. 😀

No sign of any cats at all right now, in the early evening.  I suspect they have all found ways to hide away to beat the heat!

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37C = 98.6F
39C = 102.2F

Much to my surprise, we are no longer getting thunderstorm warnings.  Though, from what I hear, the city we moved away from got hit with a massive one this morning.  The weather system was moving in from that direction, so perhaps that’s why we are no longer predicted to get any.

After picking my younger daughter up from work, the girls and I swung by the grocery store and they picked up birthday cake and ice cream for me.  The ice cream is going to help beat the heat, too!

I will now go finish my bowl of ice cream before it turns into a bowl of creamy soup. 😀

The Re-Farmer