Languishing in the back shed of a friend of Our John’s was this very old four row planter. The moment he was offered it John was in the truck and collecting it. As near as we can work out with the minimum of research this looks like a John Deere 490 Planter. Maybe from the late 50’s?
And now it is in Johns back shed. He worked in it all yesterday and probably this weekend we will plant another stand if sweetcorn – just because we can! If he can work it out.
You can see why the old fella’s were frequently missing fingers.
So now we can plant crops for the pigs. Whatever corn we don’t eat or sell goes to them. Straight from the plant, cob and all. Above are two fast shots of part of the area that surrounds John’s workshop out at the home farm. This is where he will retire to at the end of this year. Lucky there is no wifi out there or I would never see him again!
All day the winds blew a gale and the storms passed us by. We just dried out even faster. Watching the rain roar North.
Until the Gods smiled on us and sent two quick deluges, with high winds and hail. I was thankful though. These squalls were the whip in the tail and within minutes of their passing the rain dropped and the skies cleared.
And all was well.
I need to work fast today. My last guest left yesterday and another couple arrive tomorrow. The airbnb is Rocking!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sunny with a high of 78F. (My usual weather station will not load this morning!). Ah well.