Barn Swallow's are nesting all through the Tobacco barn and they are so busy rebuilding their nests and catching insects. The farm is filled with their happy and conversational song!
The introduction of our chickens and turkey's has given them such a wealth of new building material for finishing touches.
These little sparrows are called Chipping Sparrows and are everywhere, tiny, about the size of a wren and they are fearless. They also have a huge beautiful song.
The hay came down yesterday after long discussion and many many looks at Accuweather's forecast. The neighbor who plowed for us is able to make use of this first cut. It was way heavier than any of us expected and is a wonderful blend of clover, orchard grass and a bit or Brome grass. It is just a little bit in bloom so there will be less volume and tonnage but more nutrition.
The finished hay field.
Swallows dicussing something, in the evening the often sit on this section of fence just a bit away from the house and chatter, like a couple over evening coffee.
The ducks found the new cut hay to be a banquet of fresh bits to eat and spent a lot of time before bed wading through the hay swaths.
Today we hope the gardens will have dried out enough to work in, I have a lot of weeding to do around the fava beans and the garlic.
Ralph is working on planting the perennial herbs.
Life is simply wonderful!
God Bless you all.