Peevish Pen

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Making Hay

Because we had such a dry spring, our hay fields' yield was only a third of what it usually is.

This picture, taken two weeks ago in our biggest field in Union Hall, shows the cut hay waiting to be round-baled. Jack, the elderly mixed retriever stands in the foreground. Behind him, Maggie runs down the hill while my husband walks toward the tractor.

Luckily my husband got the bales off the field before the rains came. Today we got 2.2 inches in our rain guage.

Some parts of Virginia flooded today and yesterday. Roanoke, 40 miles to the northeast, got over 3 inches of rain today on top of what fell the last couple of days. Salem, west of Roanoke, got 5.37 inches today and had lots of flooding. In our part of Franklin County, we were OK.

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