We enjoyed a long Civic holiday weekend by just hanging around home. It was perfectly relaxing. The weather on Monday was perfect - sunny but not too hot or humid.
Here's a picture of my small herd enjoying the day doing what they love.
We put our hay in the barn early in the summer, but our back unfenced fields that don't get hayed do need to be cut to keep the bush from taking over. Also, we use the fields for ball-play and walks with the dogs, so it's nicer to have the fields cut than try to wade through the growth.
My teenage daughter gets to use the newer model estate size tractor. She loves being a tractor operator and she's very good at it. This is a talent that she wouldn't have discovered by attending high school but I encourage her to investigate machine operating as a career choice.
Hubby loves to drive his old (I can't recall if its 1939 or 1941..but it's old!) Allis-Chalmers that he fixed up last year. In fact, it's got a small bench seat on it and sometimes he takes me for a romantic ride around the fields in the evening. (My friend's partner has a new shiny convertible...I get an orange repainted tractor...
The choke cherry trees are full of fruit. We have a lot of these here which attract the birds, as well as bears.
This is a picture of the creek that runs between the house property and the barnyard. It's very picturesque. When I cross it, I am always looking to spot a beaver, ducks, muskrat, or other little creatures.