You asked for pictures of our farm. You can't HANDLE the pictures!
It's February. February in the Midwest in anyone's yard is not pretty. February in a yard that was not maintained well in the previous fall is exceptionally dismal. February on a farm that was not maintained well in the previous fall is...well, look. We'll take a walk. In front of the deck we see;
That didn't get cleaned last fall. Sad, sad, sad. This next picture is what happens when a certain someone drives under the power lines, ripping them out. He fixes it, yes, so there is power to the barn. But the ladder...is that really where it belongs?
leaves don't belong there. They should have been burned in the fall. (Don't hate me for burning leaves. If you had as many as I do, you'd burn, too! And, yes, I do compost them, too!) I raked and burned many of the leaves...but didn't get to these. So sue me.
Oh. Look in front of the barn. Oh. Oh. Oh.
The burn pile. That's easy. A little napalm and we're good.
(You think I'm kidding. My boys make a mean
Let's head up the hill. Hmm...some holes need filling.
I want to turn this into a Three Sisters garden. Yeah.
Remember when we cleared the treeline? I tried to link to that post, but I can't find it. One of these days I'll be a real blogger and categorize my posts. Yeah. This tree fell over the very week after.
These apples shoulda been picked up about the time I missed those last leaves.
This will be our vegetable garden. As God is my witness...no, we won't go there again.
The pond. That'll be John's job this summer.
He has to do something. With all my minions, I mean, sons gone to the Army, and John working harder than ever before, Mary and I are coming to the realization that its. All. Up. To. Us.
My back hurts just thinking about it.
This ends our pleasant tour. I'm tempted to ask if anyone has any teen-aged sons they'd like to lend out for the summer. Room and board, all the fresh eggs you can carry home. But I have this teen-aged daughter. That might be asking for more trouble than I even want to think about!