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Misty Morning
August 25, 2018, 9:42 am
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August 24, 2018

There is a nip in the air this morning. How can it be? I still have hay to make, wood to gather and garden crops to harvest. I guess today was just a teaser. The August heat showed up by late afternoon. I think this is just a warning that soon, autumn will be here. I heard the school bus as I closed the gate. It was almost an exclamation point for my thoughts!

Work here at the farm continues, but so does the “fun”. Baby calves have started to be born. We calve in the fall. It’s backwards for most folks but works well for us. Pastures are in good shape with lots of feed for the animals. Plowing will begin soon for our speltz crop planting in the next few weeks….one more sign that fall is close at hand.

The corp crop is looking very well. It is one of our best crops in a long while. The reconditioned corn planter did an awesome job. The stand of corn is spaced just right. The ears are plentiful and well formed. The timely rain allowed the kernels to fill and made for some nice soon to be “hand picked” ears!…If picking corn by hand doesn’t signal fall… then winter… I don’t know what does.

 


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I love reading your blog because your normal is so much different than mine. I’m writing this from a sailboat in the middle of the Delaware River, next to my little cattle dog, panting in the sun.
You’re thinking about harvesting corn and we’re thinking about the marina we will be in this evening.

Thank you for sharing these little bits of your life. I always enjoy reading about your land and animals.

Comment by The Sailboat Tara: A sailboat, a couple, and their little dog too.

Thank you for your kind words. I guess we all seek our “normal”. I am pleased to share mine with you. I have spent an hour or two, on the boat with you through your blog as well. It is a place of wonderment…then I put my boots on and head back to the farm…one of my true loves.

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