Monday, August 5, 2013

~AUGUST~

Twilight comes and the song of the cricket is soon to follow...
The August air lies soft and cool... a much welcomed relief from our summer weather...Once the grey rains of June disappeared ...July came barreling in with scorching heat and high humidity...
 The gardens have suffered...both vegetable and flower...the only plant to do well was dill, which had reseeded itself...
 In the hen house my flock of nineteen was suddenly reduced to eighteen...Annabelle...a petite white banty...suddenly became ill...she was brought inside and nursed in the chicken infirmary... sadly Annabelle passed away peacefully two days later...needless to say I have a very lonely rooster...But...on a happier note...Travis Lloyd is walking...and accumulating a vocabulary. His favorite word, said with much enthusiasm...
 one  he repeats over and over again..."TRACTOR"
tomorrow...I'll show you why...

11 comments:

Kim said...

Lol. Tractor.....Great first word! I'm happy for the cooler temps of August too. Sorry you lost another hen, but grateful you haven't been visited by Mr. fox again.

Julia said...

I'm so sorry about the lost of your chicken. It's never easy loosing a pet. When you give them a name, they become pets.

Good for Travis, he's growing so fast. he knows what he like. It's just like my grandson James. He LOVES TRACTORS too.

Your flowers are gorgeous. We are having rain again and again and again and cold temperatures like fall. Weird weather.

Hugs,
JB

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Sorry about your hen. I have lost more than 1. Your flowers are so pretty!

annie said...

wow! he sure has grown! look at his hair! can't wait to see the tractor!

Pondside said...

Tractor! That is just too cute!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Dear Julie, I have missed you so much, nice to see a post from you, :)....Your gardens still look pretty, love the lake picture.....Sorry to hear about Annabelle, sad......Oh My, Travis has grown, what a handsome fellow........Summer Blessings Francine.

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you posted. I have missed you. I am so glad you are having a break in the heat. Travis is a joy. Your flowers are just lovely. I do hope you have had a lovely summer. I can't wait to find out. Welcome back.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Sweet Travis is growing up! Your gardens look lovely...Summer will be on it's way before long. Good to hear from you.
Robyn

Penelope's Beehive said...

I am delighted to discover a new post Julie! I, too, have missed you. So sorry to hear about your sweet Annabelle...losing a member of the pet family is always heartbreaking.
Your gardens are lovely, and young Travis a most charming lad indeed! Happy days with the mysterious "tractor."
Wishing you a bright, comfy summer day...
Warmly,
Judy

acorn hollow said...

Looks like someone got a new tractor and from the orange tag is it a Kubota? My husband is a big Kubota guy.
now the fun starts with your grandbaby my little chatty one is a laugh a minute.
Cathy

Jacque. said...

Happy to see your post...missing your writing. That Travis...what a cutie! Tractor, hey? How fun!