Friday night, Linda and I went out a little later then normal to close up the chicken coop and were really amazed clear the night sky was. After putting the Hens in house lockup we setup a couple of chairs on the porch and leaned back with our heads cranked up to the stars. Although we can only point out the dippers and milky way and maybe the north star, we do enjoy star gazing on a clear night.
Lucky for us that our farm is pretty far out in the backwoods and we have virtually no outside light or lights from town street lamps. We sat out there about 30 minutes seeing stars, aircraft, satellites and even a couple of shooting stars. Later that evening we realized the no-see-ems feasted on our ankles. Get me the comb – I gotta scratch.