July 3, 2020 – Fresh-cut Hay

Yesterday, was grocery shopping day. I usually shop in the evening after DH is done with work. However, the weather has been hot and humid and I wanted to get done early so I could hibernate for the rest of the day. I drove to a store nearby armed with my grocery shopping list and the truck windows rolled down. I left the radio off. It was nice to have some freaking peace for a change!

As I drove through the country it felt like GOOD summer. What is GOOD summer? I hate summer. 95% of summer is summer I suffer through. It is hot, humid, mosquito summer. Everything I do in summer is to distract myself to get through summer and embrace fall. But, yesterday morning was that 5% I actually like about summer. It was sunny and cool, and a wonderful smell filled my truck cab. It was the smell of fresh-cut hay!

Fresh Cut Hay

Smelling that hay field was the highlight of my day!

Grocery shopping was fine. I only had time to go to one store. Some of the people were wearing masks, but most were not. Wisconsin is not a state that mandates mask wearing. We are pretty spread out in the country and do not have a high infection rate. Milwaukee and Madison’s infection rates have increased. Pretty soon they will mandate masks, I think.

We spent the rest of the day keeping cool inside. I made homemade pizza/calzones for dinner. I used up some sourdough discard for the crust, and made crust dough for two pizzas that went in the freezer. It was a productive, hot summer day.

Tomorrow is the 4th of July. It seems like half of the country hates our country, and the other half is looking forward to fireworks. Then again, that is what the media wants us to think. I wonder how it will pan out.

Keep cool on this hot, humid 3rd of July!

Missie S.

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