Yes, we are still here in Missouri...for now anyway. The tornadoes went south of us, thank God. But they are predicting more for tonight. Great! But we don't have anything to complain about in comparison to Myanmar and China.
In other news:
Here is a pic of my irises. Two years ago I took a couple of the roots from a patch way down the road by the dry cow pasture and planted them in on of the garden beds. They didn't do well there, so the next year I put them in this stump out front. Last year they didn't bloom, but I was startled almost 2 weeks ago to see this display. This is actually out front; you can see our Mid-Am dairy sign swinging in the breeze there and some dogwoods blooming in the background. Very picturesque.
Sunday evening we had just finished milking at about 8 PM and had come in when we got a phone call; a neighbor told us one of his cherry trees had falled over the fence to our heifers in Windyville. He'd come home from the hospital and wasn't able to do anything about it. So off hubby went to take care of the problem, in the dark.
The issue with cherry trees and cattle is that when the leaves wilt they become toxic and will kill a cow within a few seconds of being ingested. Once dry it isn't a problem, just when the leaves are wilted.
Anyway, hubby comes back home (all was well, they'd nibbled on the fresh leaves, but no one was dead, so hubby blocked the area off 'til he can get a chance to go down there and fix the fence) and turns out in the dark he'd stepped in a large pie, of the more visceral nature, and had it all over his pants leg. He tried to clean it off with a paper towel and I told him it stunk really bad, but he just said I was imagining it. He put them (the pants) next to the bed to put on again in the morning (why get a clean pair mucked up during morning chores when you already have a mucked up pair to put on?), but 2 seconds later he was moving them to the back porch. Hehehehe!