By date and how the seasons go here in the Pacific Northwest we are smack dab in the middle of summer. We have blue skies and hot temperatures. Perfect for drying the wheat out and that's about it. For the past week we've had to resort to turning the air conditioner on in the middle of the day and doing all the outside chores as quick as possible in the morning before the heat sets in. Some days it seems that is a losing battle. A little sweat never hurt anyone, right?. I take these days in stride and my son and I spend a lot of time at the creek. The water is quite cool still and very refreshing. Soon the weather will turn and we will have blowing snow and below 0 temps. (I'm not a big fan of that.) The area farmers are just days away from putting harvest into full swing and high gear. Doing as much as we can to soak up as much summer time as possible and tuck it away to pull out and savor later in the year.
|Wheat is just about ready.|
|Cool water at the creek.|