|Our normally green hillside. The pond to the left was bank full at the end of May.|
Trees look to be dying all around us. Are the leaves just turning brown early or are the trees really dead? Time will tell, I guess. Food prices are going to sky rocket. Something I've never understood, though, is why the prices don't come back down when the crisis is over. Farmers are having to sell livestock because they won't have any hay to feed them this winter. They could have (and some have been able to) made silage out of the ruined corn crops, but if insurance covered the crops, then the corn could not be used for anything else. That would have been double dipping. Could they have given it away? So many things in our world just doesn't make sense to me.
On a bright note, our temperatures are downright wonderful right now. We enjoyed temepratures in the 60's as we sat on our porch, drinking our morning coffee, the past couple of days. The highs are reaching only in the 80's. What a relief.
I'm pretty sure I have overdone it on the bird feeding front. A few days ago the feeders were empty. While sitting on the feeder a little guy looked my way and gave a chirp. I thought it was cute, but definitely a coincidence that it looked at me just as it chirped. But then last night while sitting on the porch (we seem to do that a lot these days), a Titmouse sat on the porch railing and fluttered its wings at us. When we paid it no mind, it came further in. Then it came back again and looked straight at me and chirped. Yes, I fed them this morning. It's no fun to be fussed at!
Time to get busy with fun stuff like cleaning the house. Hope you have a great weekend!