It’s been a few weeks since I last posted on my blog. I got back from Michigan about 2 weeks ago and have been really busy since. There are lots of projects to do on the little farm, stacking and re-stacking stones in the stone wall, cutting grass, pulling weeds, cutting firewood and so on… There is always something that needs to be done. So for someone with a short attention span like me, all these projects are great! I can work on one project for a few hours, and then switch to another one if I get bored! This year, the one factor that has made working outdoors so much more challenging has been the oppressive heat! I have lived in some really hot places in my life. Places like the Mohave Desert, Sub-Saharan Africa, Okinawa, Japan and Cambodia in the Summer to name a few, but this year the heat and humidity in Kentucky rival the miserable conditions of any of these places! Yesterday in my Camper, it was 99 degrees at 4:00 PM, and did I mention with the heat index it was well over 100 degrees! When I went to bed at 11:00 PM it was 87 degrees! Not great sleeping conditions. I’ve been hotter and I’ve been more miserable but this heat is still NO fun! I do not have air conditioning in the camper! I’ve thought about installing it but as soon as I install it we will probably have a cold streak! I will try to make it through this Summer with a good fan!
Below are some recent pictures from the farm,
Above, a rabbit hides in the grass, trying to escape the talons of a hungry hawk circling above!
Below, some of my blackberry harvest for 2012! My neighbor was kind enough to make a wonderful blackberry cobbler for us to enjoy a few days ago!
Above, the birds love the abundance of wild cherries this year!
Below, the wheat was planted around the pond’s damn to help prevent erosion while the pond fills!
Above, the pond has been filling steadily since our last fix last Fall, I really hope it holds. It would be nice to stock it with catfish soon, my nephew and his buddies would sure love to fish!
Below, the windmill keeps the pond circulating with fresh air while it fills!