Tag: farming

THE ICEMAN

After almost two inches of rain, and no evaporation, no rain soaking into the frozen ground, we have slowly descended back into the bad cold. See this? All ice. Not polished like a skating rink but just as slidey. Like throwing buckets of water…

YOU SHOULD SEE THE NIGHT

Last night the moon and the deep white snow joined in to create a glow that seemed to come from the Earth herself. I wish you could have seen it. It appeared to lift from under the snow like deep shuttered light from below….

EARTH MEETS SKY

I do look forward to posting every day again but I am over half way through my course so not long now. Another month I think.

TIA

Tia is half Holstein, the most common dairy cow on Earth, and Half Angus the favorite beef cow of America. Like my favorite sparrows she is terribly common. But the nicest heifer on the property. And wide!

LULU IN A TREE

Lulu is my oldest cat. She does not like to be picked up or held. She lives with Tane the crippled kunekune boar. In the day time I often see her sleeping close to him.

THE GREAT LEVELER

I want to put two ll’s in leveller. (There are going to be problems when I get to SPELLING in my English course). Anyway, Our John thinks we got over Six inches yesterday. Nice light fluffy snow.

SNOW COMING

As you and I browse through these sunny bucolic farmyard photos from yesterday snow clouds are gathering to the east today. They are forecasting a few inches coming in tonight, but we will see. Snow is moody and prone to changing its mind.

HIDING IN A BUSH

We have windy wet weather today. Still in the Hawkes Bay winter, I come from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand and our Illinois weather is so much like home that I am wondering how they cope with this infernal mud!

CHUBBY CHOPS

I often find things when I examine images in the morning as I prepare them for publication. I think that is a jacket? On the post behind the peacock. I know exactly where my one work jacket is so it must be the woodcutters!

A QUESTION FOR YOU

So, I am writing a lesson plan this week for my course in teaching English as a Second Language. I have a question for you.

UNSIGHTLY ANGLE

Yesterday we received over an inch of rain. Oh. Happy New Year! In America! Sorry, keep forgetting things like that. The social niceties! Anyway we got over an inch -there is so much water in the ground and so little evaporation at this time…

POURING UP

Yesterday was sunny and warm – a good day for shoveling the proverbial and getting things in order. Today I awake to pouring down rain – though it would look pretty silly if it was pouring UP. Below is my work of the day….