The wind is howling outside. It howled all yesterday too by the afternoon it was gale force and is holding.
It looks so serene.
See how the wind has blown up a tuft of Aunty Del’s fringe?
The ground in the field was too wet for the farmer to till it yet. (Which is good as they till this poor overworked soil way too often). So the very strong wind – gusting up to 50mph/80km – has picked up the loose corn husks and blown them across the land. In fact, after yesterday’s afternoon chores, I had grit in my eyes from flying debris hitting my face.
And many of the corn husks have caught in the fences and whisked around into the corners of the fields. So as soon as the wind drops I am going out to rake up a few of the piles and shove them into the pig’s houses – this stuff is wonderful bedding. A gift from the wind.
Do you see how they have swirled around into circular piles? Every single thing affects the patterns left by the wind. It’s direction. Every weed and wire influences a slice of the wind. Even a bunch of husks blown by the wind into the fence affects the pattern of the wind that follows. Much like every spoken word or silent word, every action or lack of action has a consequence. Tread carefully. Try to affect our planet positively. Work with the wind.
Some of the farmers bale the corn husks into big round bales. I would Love a couple of those as a Christmas present. They would be perfect for the winter barn floor.
The cold is coming now. We drop now to freezing and hover above and below those temperatures now – for a while probably.
I hope you have a lovely day
WEATHER: Still very windy. And tonight will be a cold night for animals, with the cold AND the wind, so I will put out extra straw to go with the corn husks.