The Bag Lady feels like she has been on the run for a month or more, and hasn't had time to actually write a proper post. Summertime is so much busier on the ranch - there's always something that needs to be done. Whether it's calving season or haying time; gardening, or even just good old housework, something is always demanding attention. Somedays she feels pulled in 18 different directions, there is so much to do and she doesn't seem to have the energy she once did!
All of this means that the summer just seems to fly by. It's the end of the first week of June, for crying out loud! How did that happen?
We had a little rain shower blow through here last night, so everything looks really clean and green. It looked as though it was going to be a real storm, but was actually very tame. Rather disappointing, in a way. The Bag Lady can remember storms from her youth that would terrify her and make her want to hide under the bed. We don't see many like that anymore. On the one hand, that's probably a good thing, but in another way, there's nothing like watching the magnificent power of nature to make you feel insignificant, and put you in your place. Sadly, the Bag Lady's dog doesn't feel the same way and will sometimes hide under the coffee table at the first hint of dark clouds!
Her cats love summer, too. They have taken to spending most of their time outside, either hunting mice, chasing bugs, or sleeping in the sun porch. Occasionally, they will decide to have their nap in the house, so the Bag Lady is accustomed to finding one or the other of them curled up somewhere in a chair, or on the couch. Once in a while, they find better places for their naps, as evidenced in the following little video clip.
Hope you have a great weekend!