Saturday, May 30, 2020

First Cut

first cut starting today

Friday, May 29, 2020

Growing Season

Apple Blossom in full bloom

so pretty


flowering strawberries

and the hayfields look good
rain threatens 

and because of high temperatures and lots of moisture
the weeds are massive

so we do need to do weed control in wet soil

because more rain is on the way

I'm remembering a summer student who said
It never seems to rain normally here 

we've had quite a few records this month
and now cold weather is on it's way again

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wildlif Camera

we only saw equipment on our camera

kind of fun but not much to see after planting

we only saw some ears of deer passing by

so we turned the camera and had up to 4 deer in the picture
this one of 3 deer is better though

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Weather Warning

Because it's so hot, thunderstorms pop up suddenly

Dark clouds

or these kind of cells

suddenly a violent wind/rain storm

with hail

the hostas have holes

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Birds on our Deck

We see quite a few birds

big and small

lots of Orioles

sugar water in a bowl is easy and cheap

Rosebreasted Grosbeak 

Not sure what this bird is

we still have goldfinches too

Monday, May 25, 2020

Evening Pasture

It doesn't take long and it's to hot in the daytime

so the cows go out in the evening

they stay out all night and seem to love it

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Hockley Valley

so happy to be back on the trail

 lots of up and down here Strava says 348m elevation

The Trilliums were out


we did the 2 bottom loops 11.8 km

no mud on the trail but lots of water in the creeks

I remembered taking a picture in this place 28 June 2016

this is the picture, it's pretty in June too

and a lot less blackflies that time of year,
 something to consider next time

Friday, May 22, 2020

Tree planting

we planted 21 trees by the pond

Thursday, May 21, 2020

To Much Wind

we anticipated lots of rain, we didn't get as much...

...but we got lots of wind

don't think we'll eat many slicing beans this year

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Home Crop Tour

On Sunday we walked around the farm

the winter wheat is't growing fast yet

I'm still bad at selfies

taking a picture before the rain

but we only got 33mm or so
half or a third what was predicted, that's good!

the bean field looks so smooth c
considering we had it tile drained