It has really turned into July in the past week! Hot, humid and mostly sunny. I’m not a humidity lover because it wreaks havoc with my asthma, but up here in coastal Maine, we really don’t get slammed with this kind of weather the way they get it in the mid-Atlantic area where we used to live. Our bedroom has a window air conditioning unit in, so when we need it, at least we can sleep well. And it doesn’t last that long.
Today I was outside taking care of a few things and I just sat down on the edge of the milk stand (which I have outside of the hay greenhouse) and enjoyed the scene. Luckily we had a wonderful breeze most of today. The sky was blue with lots of clouds, and between the pigeon coos, all I could hear were the crickets and the grasshoppers singing in the long grass. And the movement in the grass with all the little critters was wonderful. When we were listening to the morning weather, I realized that sunrise has progressed all the way to almost 5:30 a.m. We have lost at least a half hour of light so far. Sheesh! That happened fast!
Anyhow, the crickets and the grasshoppers and the fading light are all just signs of the post summer Solstice event. The daylight is leaving us, and we are moving toward Autumn. It’s okay, that’s the way it goes! And the garlic harvest was a good one. It’s all good!