Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So what's up in your neck of the woods?

Here at the Hay Farm it's rained a lot. Our pond was almost completely dry 3 weeks ago and now it looks like this:


This photo was actually taken last week and it's rained even more since then. In fact we're not supposed to see the sun here until Thursday or Friday this week.

For any local readers who might have forgotten what blue sky looks like I have this photo, taken during a recent break in the rain:




Ron went out this morning and found this on the concrete apron in front of our garage:



Although the photo makes this snake look big, it was really only about six inches long. We put it in a pickle jar to study it for a while. Ron decided it's most likely a young bull snake so we let it go. Bull snakes are great for keeping the field mice population down.


The kiddos have been busy with school and all the activities that go along with that. The laundry is piling up and I'm not sure I'll ever be caught up again this side of heaven. We have more than usual too because the weather has been freezing cooler and with all this rain we are bringing in lots of mud on our clothes. Which brings me to the next thing...who is going to clean up all this mud? It's on our shoes, our clothes, pets' feet, the floor, the rugs. It's a mess.

Remember this pair?





Honey is now a good 70 lbs (she was about 35 in the photo above). She's already taller than our "big" dog, who will soon be demoted to "medium" dog. I'm going to try to get a photo with all four dogs. That should be no sweat, right?

I think I hear my children's stomachs growling, or maybe it's my laundry calling me. It could be the mop crying because it feels abandoned...best not to dwell on these things. I think I'll go eat a Ding Dong instead.

Have a great day!

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