The tractor – a little organic one – arrived in our big 160 acre field and tilled the cover crop of weeds in. Just ahead of a little rain too.
And because it was a little tractor towing a little tiller – it took hours and hours. The tractor driver was still going up and down the field right into the night. I think I am going to get the men to teach me how to drive those little – big tractors so I can work on this land with them.
I felt bad going to bed as the man rode his tractor up and down and up and down ever so slowly.
Anna and her friend and I went down to put up some flags so he didn’t roll over the hay fields and there are areas that are still pretty wet but at last we are underway.
Now the land will begin to break down all this green matter and begin its journey back to health. The land has to learn to live without chemicals and will go through a slow withdrawal from its dependence on artificial supplements.
But in three or four years it will begin to pull ahead and when it is safe and everyone is trained on how to farm organically then my work here will be done.
Even though I don’t even own this land I am proud to be the instigator and facilitator of it’s return to natural farming.
While I was mucking about in dirt Sheila let herself out and helped herself to buckets of pig Feed that I had made up and set aside until feeding time. She thoroughly enjoyed the chopped zucchini and cauliflower and organic grains. I had to make her up a bucket of milk to entice her back to her own garden.
She likes to be close to Poppy. When Poppy sings to her babies Sheila sometimes joins in from across the barn.
It is hot and muggy this morning.
Time for work.
Have a great day.