June 20th, 2009

Pulling Down the Blower Pipe

Pulling down the pipe

We have not filled the silo since the early 80s when my dad was lifting a cow with a block and tackle. The cow was down with milk fever. The old block and tackle broke and cow collapsed on my dad, his knee shattered. That convinced him it was time […]

June 19th, 2009


I had a busy day today, attending an on-line class that that started at 5:30a Pacific time, which is the time zone of the farm. And I had an evening community college class that I am taking that ended at 9:30p. That’s a down side of working at home for an east coast company– it […]

June 17th, 2009


At about ten after six, a sprinkle of rain began. It is now coming down hard enough to run off the canvas canopy over the deck and the dogs want to come in. The weather radar barely shows rain. I hope it continues long enough to soak the garden and bring on a flush of […]