We can always tell that Summer is ready to begin when we get a call from the family who grows the hay we feed in the Winter. They call to let us know when they will be cutting and baling the hay, and we drive over and pick it up from the field. This Spring has been difficult for hay growers here in Tennessee, because of the weather. Hay needs to be cut before it grows too tall, or sets seed, and it needs to lay in the field and dry for a couple of days before it’s baled, and all this time needs to be dry. Wet hay will mold and mildew, and is no good for horses. We haven’t had two days without rain since the middle of April, so when the weather cooperated, everyone in east Tennessee was busy getting in the hay. Although we are just pretend farmers, it does remind us of how everyone depends on nature.
Here is a free image for your artwork. Summer, from a 19th Century Kate Greenaway Almanac. Such a sweet image, click on it to enlarge, and save it to your computer.
Lastly, there is a new set of free tags to download, Birds this time. Click on the tab in the sidebar, snag them, and enjoy.
Happy Summer, from the Dog and Me!