We are in the middle of the summer months, and yes, the Dog Days of Summer is here! Hot, humid temperatures, we seek to find places to cool off. We enjoy seeing our vegetable growing as we know the harvest will be plentiful. The farmers are out in their fields cutting and baling, to prepare for the long, cold winter months. The children are out, enjoying swimming, biking, etc… well, at least we hope they are enjoying the outdoors and not stuck in front of the tv and video games! :)But, we do complain about this heat, yet, little do we realize that one day soon, we will be longing for summer again as the winter cold and snow storms drives us down.
Let us be thankful for the wonderful seasons that our Heavenly Father has provided for us. Yes, sometimes the extreme weather may create havoc and cause destruction and loss of life sadly. Still, we do get a variety and that is a blessing from our Lord.
Growing up on a dairy farm, we would have a lot of work, from haying, to still morning and night milk the cows. It was a hot, sticky time, but looking at our barn filled with hay for the coming winter to feed our cattle was so wonderful. The smell of fresh cut hay, oh boy, I can still smell it. Then after a long day out in the sun, the evening and nighttime was a relaxing time as we gazed at the star filled sky and occasionally see a shooting star.
Another great time, was camping, sitting by the crackling campfire, roasting marshmallows and wieners, while some shared stories, and others sang song. Still, mosquitoes would surround us and pester us, the smell and sound of the campfire would not deter us. Then, as we snuggled into our sleeping bags, ever so often, you would hear a buzzing of a mosquito near your head. You lay there and listen to the night sounds all around you, imagining what is making those sounds.
So, come on folks, lets continue to enjoy the hot summer days, and share with others our experiences.