Sunday afternoon the Cowboy started cutting our hay and the hay of a neighbor. Today he finished–the weather held! 🙂 This is our old ranch truck–totally worn out but gets the job done when needed–it has a bale bed which is designed more for feeding cows than hauling hay. It has hydraulic arms which reach out, grab the bale, squeeze it and then the arms lift the bale onto the truck bed–the Cowboy can grab two bales and haul them home using the hydraulic arms.
Our fields always look so clean and nice when the hay is cut.
First strawberries, sweet as sugar.
Friends posted on Facebook last night–tomatoes were ready–they have a green house. Tomatoes grown outside in our area of Montana won’t be ready until late August if a frost doesn’t get them before they are ripe! I tried one of the heirloom tomatoes tonight and it was delicious! While in North Carolina I sampled some Arkansas tomatoes the gang brought with them–delicious!
Flower beds are in full bloom–gorgeous!
We’ve made two trips to town all ready this week–parts, getting Nat and Barb’s lawnmower unstuck, and tomatoes. Today we had a great lunch at the Thirsty Turtle. I mailed Sue’s (MoHo Travels) quilt back to her today–once she has seen it, I will share photos. This afternoon I attempted to start a quilt for Jeane but would you believe in all those cones of thread I own there was not one minty green spool of thread! The quilt top is just gorgeous–I’m keeping it–I just haven’t told Jeane yet! 🙂
A few weeks ago when it was raining every day I spotted these totally round mushrooms and they were huge, probably six inches in diameter! Some people in our neighborhood eat these things–not us!
Almost full moon rising.
Our weather has been spectacular lately–high 70’s, no humidity and enough sunshine for hay baling. Rain is in the forecast for the next few days which is OK–we will always take rain this time of year. Buuuuttt–each year on the last weekend in June our county has a big event–rodeo on Friday and Saturday night, parade/car show/vendors/race on Saturday and live music each night. It may rain Friday and Saturday. 😦