WELL, Almost everyone.I opened the door for the ducks and for the longest time this is all I saw.
TonTon was watching them very closely and very still and Boo hung way back but still the dogs scared them and they waddled at speed back into their house at the sign of any movement.
And quite out of the blue (and the skies were very blue yesterday) – there they were, playing in their water and enjoying the sunshine.
I have run out of hay and while I find more I have let the cows out – way too early – into their pasture. The grass should be much higher, they will eat this down way too fast but I have no choice. When a few more bales arrive I will bring them back up to the concrete but for the moment they are more than happy to be under the summer trees.
This shot (below) is taken across the two acres that we have absorbed from Johns family acres and sown in hay grasses and oats. The seed is in the ground and if the rains do come this week the oats will surely pop up. Buckwheat is another very good recovery crop but I use oats because I can cut and bale it for feed.
Land recovered from mono agriculture, after years of tilling and spraying and GM cropping, takes a long time to recover its health. Decades really. But all that is another story for another post. Or a previous post. We just plod along as best we can and hope that the next generations will carry on after I am gone. Though we don’t even own this land – it is all tied up in Johns family trusts and things, the older generation is still in charge. I just take out a couple of acres every few years and am grateful they can bear the loss of income.
The big pigs, Molly and Manu are also allowed out in their field. Now that the cows have been over it once. I cannot tell you how relieved they are.
Can you see them? In the distance?
Good morning. I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Hot and Windy. That will get the grass growing.
Tuesday 05/01 0% / 0 in
Sunny early then partly cloudy and windy this afternoon. High 82F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Tuesday Night 05/01 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. Low 62F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
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