These are the photos that I wanted to share with you yesterday, but we didn’t get this year’s taken until this afternoon. There are mostly 4 sets that I’m sharing with you, the top one is always the oldest, which means – excepting in one case which is 2016 – they are 2017, 2018, 2019. These are taken from the Shrine on the hill above us. The first set are photos that I combined in Photoshop – they give you an over view of the entire property, which shows in color. The rest are left, middle, right as you look down from above. The cross streets on the left photo are South Stone Ridge Road which runs left to right in the photos, and Prince Place which runs from top to bottom. See how many changes you can spot… there are many, though some you cannot see. Continue reading
Sometime’s there are days that I just don’t know what to write about. I think today will be a rather rambling post today. Also short. As you know, the last couple of days were rainy days for us (thank you, God) and we didn’t really have the opportunity to do anything beyond our regular chores. Today it wasn’t rainy, but I had to work and Sue spends Thursdays practicing the organ and other piano pieces for Sunday’s services; we didn’t accomplish any projects. Continue reading
Autumn arrived in the Sky Islands today! I know the Autumnal Equinox was yesterday, but we had our first Fall day today. I saw somewhere that we had 2.6 inches of rain! That was a good rain for us. We had/have a flash flood warning for today, until 8pm, but it looks like most of the rain is over for tonight. This photo was taken during dusk this evening looking to the South East, what I usually term “down Mexico way”. You can see the remnants of our storm, but it is starting to clear up for the evening. Continue reading
Wasn’t sure what we were planning on taking care of for today. It’s always and adventure, right. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if we pre-plan anyway; the weather interferes or something more important crops up. Generally, there is a whole list of projects that need to be done and if something doesn’t work out for one, we have plenty of others from which to choose. That’s life on the farm. Continue reading
I don’t have one specific thing to write about or a theme under which I can gather my thoughts, so today I thought I’d just share a jumble of random musings with you and see how that goes. (Not that that’s never happened before!) Continue reading
Today we were able to see the wind screen trees planted. This happened through the hiring of Dustin and Michael. The trees were donated through the Real Wishes Foundation’s Monument Fire Tree Replacement program. We received them approximately 2 years ago and they have been healing in and becoming quite strong over those two years. We lost two of the original 16 we received, and 1 that we did plant is rather iffy, but we tried to give them all the good stuff that they could possibly need. We also tubed 3 to give them some protection from the wind because they still have some growing to do. I asked Sue to take a photo at the beginning of the morning… you can see all the trees lined up waiting. Continue reading
When I flew in to San Diego, my friends Ray and Tony picked me up at the airport and took me to my folks’. Mom wasn’t in any shape to be driving around and Dad needed to stay with her. So I had the opportunity to visit with my besties, eat lunch at DZ Akins’ , and take a tour of Hatfield Creek Aquaponics farm. Continue reading
Yep, used that as a title. I’m in California this week. Mom’s doing well, thanks for all the kind thoughts and love. Sue is taking care of things on the farm… I’m hoping that Dustin is helping where he can. Sue’s been a bit quiet about how things are going, but she did say that she cleaned 8 pasty butts on Sunday afternoon. Those butts belonged to the banty chicks. So, they are really small butts. This happens on occasion. Mostly if we get them over the initial issue they do fine after a week or so. Pasty butt can be brought on by the stress of the shipping, or because they got too cold. She also sent along this photo of the sunrise from the other day. It’s always gorgeous at the very beginning and very ending of the day.
Tomorrow I hope to be able to write a bit about the tour of the aquaponics farm that Ray, Tony, and I took on Saturday and talk about how that’s going for the owners.
I just wanted to write quickly right now so you didn’t think I was ignoring you all! Stay tuned for the random postings!
Here we are, just having processed a batch of chickens and now getting a new little batch again. This time not to eat, though. Well, let me think about that statement. There may be a bit of non-truth to that. What do I mean? Continue reading
Everyone deserves to have a witness to their life. Someone who sees what you’re going through, understands your story, can sympathize with you, draw attention to your needs if you are unable to do so, or simply be there with you when things are difficult. Our farm has its own witness; two really, but one who really keeps an eye on what’s going down. Continue reading