Sue and I loaded Beau into the car to come with us for a hike up Pine Mountain Saturday morning 06/27 to see the views.
We made sure that Beau took it easy as he doesn't have his stitches out until Tuesday 06/30/20. What a really nice hike! The temperature was in the mid 70s and wouldn't get higher until later in the afternoon, so the walking was just great. And not many bugs flying around either, though Beau spent quite a bit of time snapping at them in the air.
Because of some pending thunder storms that were supposed to start rolling across the region over the next few days, the sky was opaque. But what sun did shine through splashed really nice purplish hues onto the surrounding mountains. And: no wind! One of the few times that I've been up there where you didn't have to hang onto your hat.
When we got back home, I pulled the rider mower around by the car so I could pump up the front right tire that seems to soften after about a week. I wasn't going to cut the grass because the sun had been so fierce over the last week that we not only had some severe browning of the grass going on, but it seems we've got some sort of fungal issue that's killing big patches.
Sue had bought a bag of treatment for the fungus, and so the two of us filled plastic containers, and spread it over all of the yard where the grass was looking bad — and there was a lot of it.
One of my other projects that Sue wanted me to do was get out the hedge trimmers, and cut back some of the overgrowth on the bushes on the side of the house. As I cut, Sue either stacked the brush or stuffed it into a large leaf bag. I backed the car up to the area, loaded it all in, and took it all off the the dump.
Sue heading up the Pine Mountain trail, waiting for Beau to nip at the flies that were attacking him.
Beau staying close.
Beau was pretty good about not haul-assing around the area. Sue even got him to pose slightly with the lake and mountains as her backdrop.
Pizza party for dinner to go with our last set of Backgammon for the evening!