I love living out here. The weather is getting cooler and now we can once again enjoy the outside. It felt so good this morning I brought a table outside and we had coffee as we surfed the net listening to the breeze and the squirrel munching in the live oak tree beside us.
I know there is so much more productive things I could be doing and to be honest I just don't care. I am enjoying sitting here on the front porch. Maybe nothing external gets done but my spirit sure is lifted.
I take that back. Something productive (maybe) is getting done just not by me. The person leasing our property for hay cut a couple of days ago, raked it up yesterday and is baling today. I am watching them work. Makes me tired knowing they are probably using more money in diesel then they are getting out of hay. Then again with the hay shortage in Texas as they are it might just be a necessity.
You can see the effect of the drought here in NE Texas. We live about 1 1/2 hours SW of Texarkana. The fields haven't had enough rain to recover. From afar they looked green but when you walked into the field and looked down it the coastal was sparely growing and mostly you saw bare earth.
Update: They just finished baling and it looks as though they got aroun 80 square bales. For a small operation like mine that would be enough. For some it is just a start.
Despite all the hardships of this past season and of course we are still far from being out of the woods. I am enjoying my day. Enjoying the fresh air of the outdoors in a place I dearly love.