Sunday, May 24, 2015
A Rainy Day....Again.
It's been raining pretty much all day off and on. Last time I checked we were at about an inch and still getting showers every so often, sometimes with pretty high winds. Had one mishap with a window getting broken from the sudden wind and I think a couple of pieces of sheet metal on the barn are once again being pulled loose.
Such is life in May in Missouri. I can't complain too much as this rain has really sped up the growing process and it should be another bumper hay year which will lessen the losses I expect to take overall. It also should be a good honey year which will help out some as well.
As you can see the barn cat Braveheart was pretty sure I wasn't going to need the tractor today so he made himself at home on the padded seat. He likes to lay there and watch the world outside through the big door while remaining dry and comfy. He used to be a pretty good vermin catcher/hunter but these days I don't think he bothers to leave the barn much.
Which reminds me. We have made it to almost the end of May now without a new stray cat moving in. I have seen two strange cats once or twice over the last three months or so but none of them have stayed around and tried to find a spot to live as yet. This is almost unheard of for the last six years or more.
I did get some Sweet Potato seedlings bought and put in the raised bed I had reserved for them. Other than that I spent the day banging out the last bottom board and five more supers for this Summers bee expansion. Only thing remaining is making sure I have enough frames ready to go or ready to be put together and spending the day painting all this stuff tomorrow.
It has to be tomorrow because there is rain predicted every day for the rest of the week.
Whenever it stops I will be back to mowing don't ya know.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!