So I am trying to keep at it, get its facts in order, and at the same time enjoy our northwestern summer as it isn't that long for it to be here, and so much of mine gets caught up in ranch needs at this time of the year.
All the hay is on the property, the fences have been expanded and fixed where needed. The stream is holding up well for irrigation. The cattle are happy with their new tall grass to explore, elk will be less thrilled although they can jump the electric lines. We had a new calf this week; so so far so good. When you raise livestock, you always say that as the future can change very rapidly where it comes to ranching. So, it's good-- for now.
On a personal level I am trying to get my act together regarding diet and exercise. Frankly I have let both go again, and my body is telling me about it. When I was younger, I could cheat that way and pick it back up quickly. At nearly 69, I can't get away with it. I find myself short of breath doing anything which is partly overweight and partly lack of healthy activity. I'm trying to work on both while still getting that new book ready for September.
Our Northwest summer has been great ever since we got past June. Seems June has now become more like spring. I am hoping that means September will continue to be more like summer.