Anyway, I walked 4 miles today. It was 90+ when I started out at 5:30. I walk toward's the Stone place and the red barn when it is hot, because the trees our overgrown on both sides of the road, and most of it is in shade. On the weekend, I walk early in the morning. It is easier for me to walk in the blowing snow than in the hot.
This is coming back toward home, down the hill by the red barn. It would be 10 to 15 degrees cooler here than out in the burning sun. Helen says she does not like the phone pictures. My phone takes pretty good pictures, but not nearly as nice as my big cameras. I like it though, because it is so easy to take along in my pocket. The problem with the big cameras is carrying them around. It also has a pedometer that compares to my expensive pedometer. That is they measure about the same number of steps, if I carry them both. It also has a heart rate app that I have used a few times. But, the real plus of the phone over the camera is the ease of taking it along.
It is only 3 weeks til our vacation. The kids are excited. Hannah is already packing. I will be glad to have some time off from work.
As Helen says, we have lost several baby goats. Just born dead. I am not much worried about it, but if this keeps up, we may sell them all this fall.
I did mow the cemetery Saturday, and use the weed eater on it yesterday. It was cooler yesterday than Saturday, and weeding is easier than mowing. The only problem I had was there was no place to sit and rest yesterday. Saturday, I sat on the stacked stones for my breaks, but Sunday, I saw a copperhead go under a old dead stump in the middle of the cemetery. I poured gas on him, and think he probably died. But, after that, there were more snakes under and around all the other stones. I did not see any other snakes, but I knew they were there just waiting for me to sit down for a break. George said I could have sat in the truck, and I thought of that, but just stood instead. I tried once sitting next to a tree, but I was sure a snake was going to crawl out from the other side. Next time I will take a lawn chair.