After two whole days of doing nothing but enjoying Dolly's company, I had no energy left! My friend left for home in the morning and I headed out for chores. Still hotter than the gates of hell down in the barn, the day was actually cooler than the weekend. Having drifted into a nap later, I was awakened by the thumping of Bessie's tail (she's not a barker) as she welcomed Kellan at the door. Kellan and Wil now spend their weekends at a couple of local farmers' markets, selling the fresh vegetables and herbs they work all week to grow. A farmer's life "ain't for wimps." The heat had taken its toll on Kellan too, and so, with the cooling delta breezes blowing up from the valley, we sat on the front porch and spoke of "sailing ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings." (Lewis Carroll would have approved.)
It was a good day.