While doing my rounds this morning, making my way through the spruce grove, I noticed something dangling that wasn’t there before.
It looks like a section of tree came down during our recent high winds.
But where did it come from?
A surprising distance away, actually. It’s the top of a mostly dead tree. There are only a few remaining live branches on the south side of the trunk, from what I can see. It seems that the top now hanging in other trees is where most of the living branches were.
After checking the trail cam files later on, the tree wasn’t the only thing left hanging.
Between the high winds and rain we’ve been having recently, it’s been a while since my rounds have included all the perimeter of the spruce grove.
The predicted storms have, once again, passed us by – this time to the south – but we have been getting rain almost constantly for the last while.
Which would have been wonderful in the spring. The farmers in the middle of harvesting their crops are now being hit with a triple whammy. A cold late spring followed by a hot dry summer, and now when hot and dry is what the crops need, it’s cold and wet.
That’s the reality of farming, though, and everyone just goes with it. What else can you do?
In the last while, the kittens have become more interested in following me around as I do my morning rounds. Especially when I go to switch the memory card in the trail cam. Usually, it’s just one or two kittens, though.
This morning, my daughter came along, and that really got their attention, so we had 4 of them from the start. 😀