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When did that happen?!
August 2, 2012, 6:31 pm
Filed under: August 2012

King and I … looking for my hair.

                                                     August 2, 2012

     I knew that my hair was thinning. I just sort of always thought of it as getting a bigger forehead. This photo however made me realize that thinning is no longer the problem … missing is 😮

     I guess that is just how life is. My kids started walking, then it seemed that shortly afterwards, they wanted to borrow the car. I just get used to them driving cars and dating girls … and I get grandchildren!

     Men I knew as a young man are now dropping dead. The live ones are in their eighties!  It seems like last week we celebrated Memorial Day and today we are into August already. Summer is 2/3 rds over… I ask you .. “When did that happen?”

     This should be a lesson for all of us not to get so busy making a living that we forget to have a life. I don’t want the day to come when a dark shadow graces my door and I can’t figure out where my life went!

     I do stay busy. This farm takes up quite a bit of my time, but I enjoy every second that I spend here. For me, there is no real work here. Yes, I get tired, sweaty, stiff and sore, but I get that way from the pure enjoyment of making this farm run.

     The drought has presented me with a whole new perspective. It, for me, is as colossal as the winters of 1976-1977, when snow was measured in feet, not inches. I keep those winters in the back of my mind, when laying things by, to carry us through. Hay, wood and groceries need to be stocked and accessible…just in case we get snowed in.

     I do a fair job of preserving water. We catch our rooftop runoff and it fills our pond. That water is used for the livestock and gardens. Right now, our pond is down four feet below the overflow…. making me wonder…  “When did that happen?”

     I will say that a better method of drip irragation will be considered for our garden and special crops. We may not need it again, but it will be good to be ready just in case. I am sure we will have a better water system, long before …  I have hair implants 😮

 


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