Olympics. Wimbledon. Tour de France. There is no end to the athletic goings-on this summer. I enjoy watching the swimming and the gymnastics as well as the equestrian trials during the Olympics. The road races and the other things not so much. I am always in awe of the training that athletes must commit to in order to get to this level and it’s difficult not to get glued to the tv during this time.
But then I am reminded that when summer comes farmers have their own summer games! Moving those heavy electric nets around a field in the heat and the humidity, cleaning out the storage areas and getting new hay in, feeding up the market lambs as well as sorting fleece and trying to get everything ready before breeding time is here. And maybe even selling a few lambs to be breeding stock instead of going to freezer camp. It seems endless in the middle of it all, but I know that in a blink of an eye it will be over and we will be ferrying the girls home from the field and it will be time to hunker down for winter. And maybe indulge in a few winter games!