Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cleaning up the fenceline with fire

Our Fence lin consisted of a few mature trees
and lots of the prickly wood kind of branches
They'd been cutting and stacking
now it's time for the real clean-up
It gets so hot you have to wait before piling more on
 They are large piles
The fence-line looks a lot better already
2 earlier posts:

Friday, May 30, 2014


coming back from church we drove by the Ospreys
they put up several nesting boxes
as soon as you stop the car they're off in the air
SHIP in the evening
Why does God allow pain and suffering
That is a hard question
and I don't remember clearly what was said.
I do know that God is always with us
"I will never leave you or forsake you"
but He speaks most clearly when we are in the desert
Moria is temporarily back from Israel

Thursday, May 29, 2014

corn planting 2

unfolding the planter
lining up
fill with fertilizer
the new seeding is peeking out
feels good that the corn is in

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Corm planting 1

yesterday morning 
Good sign, the fertilizer truck
the planter follows
opening lids
putting in silage corn

curious cat
we are planting a bit late this year
we'd missed the early rain that fell south of us
thankful for that!
closing the lids
there was only a little wind, just lots of humidity

Monday, May 26, 2014

Heifers join the dry cows outside

This time we brought the heifers to the pasture with the trailer

put them in the back pen for a little while
They started calm
but we had to fix the fence
some went to the small walk-out
 where they used to go as little calves
fence fixed, and they stayed in after this

Planting the garden

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seeding today?

I came home on Tuesday and this was in the field
half the field was seeded when he rained out
today it is still there but the forecast is good
we may get the whole field done soon

Friday, May 23, 2014

The long ride

Starting with a clean truck
Not many farmers in the field
gathering clouds
heavy rain for just a little while

refreshed, a good night sleep

rest stops every couple of hours
Iowa, of the highway, no traffic
large farms
They are not that much farther then we are

The worst part was where 401 and 402 merged,
glad I usually don't go to Kitchener

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Grand -Rapids stopover

Some very hospitable people live in Grand Rapids
Cookie is getting more sociable with age