Our Neck Of The Woods – Summer – ENOUGH ALREADY- Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Entrance  to Rolling Meadows Ranch hadn't been mowed all month. More than that.
The Entrance to Rolling Meadows Ranch hadn’t been mowed all month. More than that.

Summer needs to go.
Ok, even I know that is just not going to happen.
Seriously though… Danny has lived in Florida, All. But 6 months of his life. Even he is not doing well with the extensive heatwave we have had.
We never had a Fall or Winter. Not really.
A few days of each was all we had.
We had months of NON-Stop Rain. 9 months of rainy day.
It really wasn’t non-stop but enough that the Park was flooded MOST of last year. All of this year.
Not everywhere. Just a good part of the park, it’s trails.
Rolling Meadows Ranch has done better overall. The Northern part has had more rain and is flooded still.
We are watering our grass every day.

Watering
Watering

Not for a lush green lawn.
What is that anyway?
We are watering so we don’t have a BROWN yard all summer.

So our section needs rain. Bad.
We need the rain to cool things off a bit. We are getting just enough to STEAM it up a bit more.
I am trying. Have been trying to be positive about the weather here.
When we are above 90 for 3 weeks in June…. Hit 90 and above a good part of MAY.
It 99 and above already this year……
It’s impossible.
I can’t keep up with the mowing.

I miss being able to drive the tractor and Mow the larger areas.  I got BEHIND.
I miss being able to drive the tractor and Mow the larger areas.
I got BEHIND.
I can't keep up.
I can’t keep up.
I was so glad when the gas tank HIT E.
I was so glad when the gas tank HIT E.

Can’t mow now until our Budget gets approved in July.
We can’t buy anything.
We meaning the STATE and Lake Kissimmee State Park and Rolling Meadows Ranch.
The lawn mower needs a belt. A John Deere Belt. It needs to be serviced. It might need a new tire.

That poor tire.  Flat again.  Someone BORROWED our tire mending kit. Both of them. SO I air it up. It's easy to do.
That poor tire. Flat again.
Someone BORROWED our tire mending kit. Both of them. SO I air it up. It’s easy to do. .

We need more help.
Actually, and I shouldn’t say this…but we NEED all STAFF to do the work they get paid for.
Granted, they don’t get paid nearly enough. Danny can’t do it all.
I physically, can’t do much at all.
We are tired.
The heat and humidity have worn us out.
Really worn us out.

Our Side of the Entrance gate to Rolling Meadows Ranch
Our Side of the Entrance gate to Rolling Meadows Ranch
The right coming into Rolling Meadows
The right coming into Rolling Meadows
Part of the Entrance
Part of the Entrance. 

Fence needs to be painted again. I didn’t get to it this winter. Or Spring.
Not HAPPENING NOW.

The road coming In
The road coming In

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