At last – back in business! After three months of writing on either a tablet or my phone (which was in itself an exercise in patience) at last I have a laptop again. The Matriarch discovered my plight and bought me a new laptop asap. It is orange – of course – and has a big screen and a normal sized board of keys and after months on tiny screens with tiny keyboards my fingers are getting used to spreading out and moving fast again!
I got out my precious CD of Photoshop 7, an oldie but a goodie ( who knew that would become precious but buying these programs online is exorbitant – I am so glad I have carefully stored this CD. It has loaded onto a number of laptops now) – and we are off again!
Yesterday was fencing day – I raised one new fence and reconnected the cows fence down by the ditch. This is where the wild garden was last year and there is plenty of really good feed coming back.
If things get bad I will temporarily fence the field beside it as well but this ditch land has never been amended so it is pretty lean. I am letting it grow wild in the meantime.
There is a lot of lovely alfalfa in the old wild garden so the cows have plenty of dry hay to eat at the same time to avoid any belly problems.
Mr Flowers (below) looks like he forgot to put his pants on. The wild trees along that fence-line are getting thick but I don’t care. The planet needs more trees and my feed shed needs the shade. We need to plant as many trees as we can for the future. The heat is coming and that heat will bring rains and for this we need trees for drainage and shade. Maybe it is worse in other areas of the world but what I do here in my little corner does have an impact on world air and the soil so I shall persevere. I am a butterfly wing.
As I have said before there is no point in lamenting the damage done to our environment, it is done, now we must plan to combat and mitigate the results and protect our grandchildren and great grandchildren. Everyone’s little children.
Every corner counts. My weapon of choice is trees.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Cloudy and cool.
Thursday 07/26 10% / 0 in
Partly cloudy. High 79F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night 07/26 10% / 0 in
Mainly clear. Low 56F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
5:43 AM 8:14 PM
Waxing Gibbous, 98% visible 7:36 PM 4:35 AM