Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quite Time

Another day of beautiful weather. I actually enjoyed it, but the situation is getting desperate here for water. The woods are showing signs and I know the fire department is worried. No burn is in effect here for fear that 1000's of acres will go up in flames.

I am on the daily attack with water from the rinse cycle in buckets and containers on the back porch. These are for small trees, the cans with spouts for the garden.

I am noticing that everything that gets watered in the garden the earth is cracking in these spots. But I shall keep it up until rain falls. Friday we are told.
look at the barn from behind

I spent the day in the city. More then half of the time with my folks. They had company from far away. I noticed how my Dat reacts around people we have not seen for awhile. This is when you see how 'old' your family members are. The lack of politeness and manners, on both my parents part. However Mom did put on a luncheon spread, lacking all condiments since they don't use them. Actually I should say I put it on, but Mom bought it all. groceries done for another week. I bought little and it still came to near $80.00! Later in the afternoon I went to Micheals to get some wool ( with coupons of course) and to a friend to help with her garden.

sun going down
After chores, and supper, and laundry in, Dearest and I left the kids to do dishes and went for a walk through the front fields.
Dearest and my dog
The temperatures were cooling down fast but the sun was lovely. We gathered firewood from the woods back to the house. The ponds are getting low, but our duck mates are still back there getting ready to have a family.
front field at sundown
It is a domestic home day tomorrow. The weather is to be lovely again. So I have done two loads of laundry, and prepared my kitchen for the meals and deserts I shall be cooking. Family gathering this weekend. Food and clean up a must.


Buttons said...

It is very dry here like you I am worried but rain is supposed to be here all weekend we can all hope.
It would be nice for your parents to have company. You are a good daughter.
Enjoy your domestic day I love them. B

Jane and Chris said...

Our ground is deeply cracked...we really need rain. It should begin tonight.
Jane x

Karen said...

It sure is getting desperate for rain! We are worried about our well. The neighbors pond, which is apparently on the same water table as our OLD well, is down quite a bit.
I'm doing my baking this afternoon. My sister in laws birthday is Saturday so I'm experimenting with a cake. If all goes as planned I'll only have to bake ONE>

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