Around the farm.
I got back early from work yesterday afternoon, or at least before it got dark, so I was able to take some pictures for you.
Of course I was constantly getting distracted by small jobs that needed doing and small ears that needed scratching.
Why is behind the ear such a popular spot for animals . Even cows and pigs love to be scratched behind the ear. Yet if someone tried to scratch behind my ears I would whack them.
The pigs are still getting thanksgiving food from the restaurant. The cooks must have ordered boxes of sweet potatoes.
I am pretty tired. Talking of ears my ears are ringing constantly now. My mother suffered from Tinitus. I find it interesting how we emulate our parents even when we come to it from different directions.
I have had a constant hum in my ears since forever, one ear has never worked so well ( probably a result of the car accident that broke my jaw when I was a child) but the hum has become more of a ring lately. If I hear a loud noise, 50% of the time I look in the wrong direction. It can be a little disorienting. And dangerous. I tell the guys to honk the forklift loudly as they drive about the mill. I terrify them because I move very fast and not always in a straight line.
However I only hear the ringing when the world is quiet. This points out how full of audio rubble my days are.
However the sound itself creates a kind of psychological bubble. The ringing/hum insulates or maybe isolates me which is interesting. It is a comfortable feeling.
Now, how did I get onto that subject!
It is Sunday – the oven is heating up for today’s bread. My latest challenge is using temperature so the dough does not overproof. Something I need to get right. Most of the house is unheated so that is just a matter of choosing a room. Today we are in the 50’s I think – let me check.
No, that will be tomorrow. 40’s today, still warm today though.