Summer is Here

No matter whether the first day of Summer has got here or not it is Summer time; at least by the heat we are having here in good ole southwest Missouri. Our temps at our house has been in the mid nineties to near 100 degrees in the early afternoon. I love it.

I do love it; but as I get older it seems the heat does a number on my stamina and energy. I guess that goes with the territory of getting older.

To give an update on things around our house, we are still greatly blessed by our Creator. We also have some new occupants on our place. They are sure busy, busy little guys; and they have stingers. We have a small hive of honey bees and they are fascinating to watch.

I have been mowing around them each time I have mowed the yard, and they never seem to be too annoyed by the mower or me; and I mow right up next to them. I just came in the house a few minutes ago from trimming around them with my battery powered weed eater – it is a 60 volt – and does a great job. Anyway I trimmed around them and they never really bothered me. At first several of them came at me, but I stopped the trimmer and calmly backed away, and when they went on I continued trimming right up next to the hive with no stings.

We helped cook in the kitchen at Baptist Hill for the Barry County Baptist Association Youth Camp June 1 – 4 and had a great time of fellowship with the others who were there helping. Though we had decided not to go back I changed my mind and we will be returning for the Children’s Camp in July.

That is the way things are, on the banks of Flat Creek

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