It's been a busy month here on the farm, with hot temperatures and not much rain.
Eldon has been making great strides on his garage/shop. He's been able to do the majority of it himself, with a little help from our son in law and even littler help from me! I have been doing the painting though. It's looking really good and is a great match to the house. (The shed you see there behind the garage is going to be moved soon. We have a permanent concrete pad poured and ready so very soon that little shed will be moved out of the yard area.)
We're super excited to finish this bit of construction because the next big job is the landscaping and fencing around the house, garage and all the way behind the tree. We've got a huge job ahead of us as we'll have to bring in fill dirt and do a lot of tractor work to get it just right before we can plant grass and put in flower beds and every other fun thing! We also plan to finish out the back porch of the house with rails to dress up the back a bit. It's a never ending job getting everything completed! (The front of the garage is not done yet, when Eldon gets the doors installed and the porch part trimmed out and I finish painting I'll post more pictures.)
Other farm news is that our last calf was finally born! We've had an exciting spring and summer of calves because we've had 100% calf crop. This little heifer is sort of a lonely only as she came many months after all the others. Her Momma is Walter's Momma. (Remember Walter? If you missed that post you can read it here.)
I love this Momma cow for several reasons but especially for one big one - we call her String Trimmer because she literally grazes every bit of tall grass and weeds under our (temporary) yard fence. I hardly have to use my string trimmer she does such a good job!
Cows are very funny. They are creatures of habit and every single evening about sun down they make their way up to the top of the hill where they graze and bed down. Every. Single. Evening.
So we oftentimes find ourselves sitting here on the back porch watching them!
But usually we are on our front porch where the view is! We've been having beautiful sunsets almost every evening.
At the end of the day there is nothing more relaxing than porch sitting while the sun goes down!
I hope your summer has been an extra special one. Do you feel like me... dreading to see it go, or do you yearn for Fall weather?
If you've missed any of my Monthly Moos posts you can see them all here.